Then came a trip to Costa Rica with Boston’s work - a health and supplement company where I met people who had experienced dramatic health changes in not just weight loss but with conditions such as the Epstein Barr virus and diabetes. And even more who had lowered cholesterol, lowered triglycerides and lowered glucose levels . . . So, I decided to test their program out.
My basic goals have been:
1. Resistance or weight train 3x/week
2. Cut up. Decrease fat, gain lean muscle.
3. Hydrate, supplement and regulate sleep cycles.
4. Feel awesome.
So far I have maintained basic body weight with fluctuations within a couple pounds, but I've been measuring inches - something I've never bothered to do before. I've lost a total of 1.5 inches - about a 1/2 inch off my waist, 1/2 inch off my thigh as well as 1/2 inch off my bum. Which according to my coach's calculation has resulted in about 1% loss of total body fat composition.
I’ve gone from being able to barely muscle out any push-ups, to up to 65 in sets of 10-15. And for crying out loud, I can do burpees and not want to die. It's a love hate relationship.
Fun fact? Total carbs - fiber = net carbs. If you’re eating a bunch of fiber it cancels out carbs per gram. Didn’t know that!
My energy has not been ideal but I'm attributing that to the fact that my carbs have been pretty darn low . . . we're talking 50-80 grams/day.
I’m about 8 weeks in with 7 more to go. Stay tuned . . .