Originally Posted by Chase
Javery, what does your diet look like? If you consume excess salt your body will retain water. I did a cut down to 170, for fun (my walking weight is presently around 185), and it's interesting to see how much water your body retains if you don't carefully groom over what is consumed. And I'm sure you'll be down under 180 in no time.
My diet is OK - it could probably be better but not without feeling like I'm depriving myself of something.
Breakfast: egg whites, 2 slices of lean ham, 1 serving of fruit
Lunch: ham sandwich on roll with lettuce, tomato and honey mustard. Small bag of Baked Lays.
Snack: Fruit and a protein shake
Dinner: Whatever is in the house. I have a wife and 2 kids so I just eat whatever is there - one serving. My wife is health conscious though so it is usually chicken and a salad. Last night was ground turkey tacos. We order out occasionally though (pizza, sushi).
I drink a ton of water all day long - I pee almost clear.
The weekends are harder but I do OK - I do have a tough time getting from my second snack to dinner. I'm usually hungry when I get home and probably 3 times a week I eat a handful of pretzels to curb my appetite.
Any suggestions on how to improve this without feeling like a "diet"? I work a LOT with very unpredictable hours and this routine is hard enough for me to maintain...
Originally Posted by Kylearan
No kidding. After my first hit of Insanity, my legs said "Oh no you don't" and gave up. Can't remember the last time that had happened. I pushed onward...and downward. Post-workout, face down on the carpet for 20 minutes, wife wondering if I was OK. Sore for the next 4 days.
Totally worth it.
Started this whole thing at just shy of 200lbs and now sitting at 166.6 - my college weight.
Other crazy benefits of going on the 4-Hour Body - total cholesterol dropped from 251 to 171 in the past 8 months. LDLs (the bad kind) from 166 to 98.
Was basically in the high risk area. Now I'm in optimal range.
Same with BP - was borderline high, now it's 120/80. Vitamin D is perfect, too, at 41.
Awesome! Keep it going! What is 4-Hour Body? Is that another Insanity-type exercise routine? I saw some crazy infomercial this morning where some chick was basically dancing to lose weight!