Posted: 12/8/2011 11:19:42 AM
Originally Posted by be easy:
Jerson, id like to hear the nutrition end of this deal in further detail.
Im assuming its very low carb, high protein + fat
Also, i feel you are wrong on water. 1.5 gallons is way too much, you urinate too many good nutrients/minerals. I was drinking about a gallon a day, when it was warmer out and i needed it to replenish what i was sweating. Now i can get by on a 1/4 gallon giver or take
I have my dog on a raw meat diet, and he rarely drinks water now, when he used to drink tons. Kinda weird
The 8 lb weight loss is all water, your body doesnt need to retain all that water bloat if youre not poisoning yourself with all the carbs
be easy... from everything I have read and the personal trainer who I am working with this is what I know. Keep in mind I am by no means an expert as I am just now deciding to pay more attention to my nutritional goals as opposed to just my strength and muscle gain goals.
I have target goals of between 2,300 and 2,500 calories daily. The ratio should be around 1:1 carb to protein. I need to take about 200 grams of protein given my weight and around that for carbs (I am typically slightly higher on the carbs). I eat more elevated carbs right before and after a workout and more protein compared to carbs the rest of the day.
The 1.5 gallons of water I too thought was too much but my personal trainer advised me given my body weight and given the first 10 days of this program is really intended to detoxify your body the water is critical to flush everything out. You are right I think I can get by with 1 gallon and everything I read outside of this programs says 8-10 glasses but given the goal right now is detox I see his point too. If things change I will certainly advise.
Personally I think the first 8 pounds of loss was more to do with the detoxing of my body. It was amazing how much crap (literally and figuratively) you can see leaving your body. My urine was like Mello Yellow despite drinking 1.5 gallons of water. I will not even talk about my bowel movements. This past weekend I have only lost 0.5 pounds over the weekend and so far this week only another 0.5 pounds which is basically on par with 1-2 pounds per week loss that should be expected.
Honestly those the best advantage of this program (like any other program) is that is forces you to focus on nutrition (where most if not all of us lack), cardio and weight lifting. I had one of those three down and I am working on the other two right now. Moreover, the enegry levels are through the roof. As the physics maxium says... a body in motion tends to stay in motion and a body at rest tends to stay at rest.
Just my two cents and observations be easy I was only reporting it in this section for anyone who might be looking for a change nothing more and noting less. Take care and if can answer any other questions I am more than happy to try.