While I can’t pinpoint the exact date, I started reading about this diet, and for lack of a better word “stalking” people through their journey. That helped prepare me. Due to 2 months of business travel and thus plenty of business meals which I couldn’t refuse (or lose my job), I knew I wouldn’t be able to start until the end of September…which made 1 October the best start date.
But that, gave me ample time to read up, prepare, and attack it with a plan. I have been using the Shake mix for a while now and have perfected my desired consistency, and have even come up with a few concoctions of my own by mixing flavors, adding cinamon, etc.
My favorite is:
3 Parts Banana
1 Part Chocolate
1 Serving Flax
1/4 tsp cinamon
I call in Banana Nut Bread, ha!
It helps that cinnamon is my favorite spice out there…and that I could eat ice cream for every meal if it were healthy to do so.
Anywho, I started this thing on Oct 1 with a weight of 165, at 5’4. I had come off of a really, really, really bad month of eating and was at the highest I was ever, ever at. I had a leg/hip injury as well, so workouts were halted. I don’t have my measurement sheet with me right now, but I will post later.
For 1 week, I followed the diet exactly, eating ~1280 cals on non-lift days, and ~1600 on lift days. I underestimated my weight in the calculation, but my work generally requires that I site for a consistent 3 hours most days.
Included the alloted Flax, Omegas, and PB at end of day.
Did the workouts, as recommended.
End of 1 week, I was down to 155.2, as well as several inches. I might need some support for the next 3 weeks, and thought you all might just fulfill that need. To makeit legit, I will post all my numbers later tonight.
Until then, some helpful things I have come across…
Curcuits in big gyms are hard, try going on Friday evenings (instead of happy hour), and Sunday’s at any time. I know I know it’s football season, but time it around your team. I mean, you’re not going to be eating or drinking anyway, right? (Go Bills!)
I blend the powder and baout 6-7 oz water for 2 minutes so it’s nice and thick, then I add 11 ice cubes (ocd, i know, but its perfect) and blend for 1 minute. It is cold, goes down easy, and is PERFECT milkshake consistency. And for someone who could live in icecream, things couldn’t get better.
I love these things!