The Best Thing About Weight LossI wrote an article about two years ago and it's time to bring attention to it again. Anthony had his diet pimped by me and he's about to get started. He's getting married in a few days and pimping his diet was my wedding gift to him. Anthony is starting at 405 pounds. His chosen cardio method is biking and he's from Florida. Anthony is calling his weight loss story "Let My New Life Begin"
We're tracking the whole thing in the weight loss forum under the Pimp My Diet Section.
So here's a snippet from the article I wrote two years ago called "The Number One Best Thing About Burning Fat"
There are a lot of other things people just don’t consider when entering into a fat loss program like Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle so I want to list a few things that I’ve been thinking about over the past few days in regards to this.
- Laundry - With doing all the extra cardio along with weight training, I’m finding that I have to wash clothes a lot more often. I only have a limited amount of assigned “workout” clothes and I am going through them faster than before so have to wash more often.
- Cooking - Preparing so much food takes time and if you don’t have a system, it may seem like you’re always cooking. I prepare enough food for a few days in advance by spending some time in the evening cooking a bunch of chicken and rice. If I know I’m going to be out all day the next day, I prepare my meals in advance so that I can just pack it into a cooler the next morning and I’m safely staying within my planned caloric needs for the day.
- Tupperware - I’m noticing that I have to have more Tupperware not only to store the prepared food, but to pack it along. Baggies too. Ziplock baggies of various sizes to hold my veggies and wraps
- Math - I hated math in high school and now I’m having to calculate my day’s food broken down into the six meals per day that I need. I have to calculate my post workout meal first and then plan the rest of the meals around what’s left for protein, carbs and fats. It’s well worth the effort though and now I have a system for that too. Once I’ve found the exact calories that I need for me right now, I’m simply creating a day’s meal plan and then keeping it in a binder. When that specific day rolls around again, I just bring out that day’s meal plan and go from there. There’s a lot to be said for eating the same thing over and over.
I vary it, but still based on the days’ plan. I have a few sets of these now because re-feed days are different. I have Low Carb days (LCD) and Very Low Carb Days (VLCD) and then re-feed days. Learn all about this and how it can maximize your fat loss success by getting Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle.
There are a lot of things that you have to be aware of when embarking on a journey such as this, so be prepared for the best.
and, a new quote I recently read in a book by Bijan entitled "Effortless Prosperity" is "Everything that CAN go right WILL go right". I love it