I'm no expert, but have lost 8 lbs in my first 10 days so I hope this helps. Switch to Myoplex lite, switch to the lean 15 bars instead of myoplex bars, only drink wine on free day, do not have 7 meals...stick to 6, and only eat your lightest meal after 8..like the lowfat cottage chees with fat free yougurt.
hope this helps
Remember that weight naturally fluctuates, and in some, as much as 5 pounds in one day. It actually is normal to "gain" at first, and that's just your body not knowing what's up. Just stick to plan. I would ditch the string cheese, as that really has no benefit, and make sure you're careful about portions. Also, the bars are just a bit better than candy. I personally don't drink at all during contest, even on free day. Just stick to it!!!
Thanks so much for the tips, I think it will help tremendously to make those changes like ditching the string cheese and switching to the lean 15 and myoplex lite. I cut out the alcohol completely and managed to get through my free day without one drop of wine. After doing some reading I found that alcohol can screw up your metabolism for 2 days I'm not sure if that is true but it's enough to scare me away at least until my twelve weeks are up. I'm so thankful for your helpful replies, I will definitely follow through with the advice given!
You've got this! You can absolutely do it.
Alcohol... yes... it can "hold up" your metabolism for 2-3 days, and that's because it increases acetate in the liver. I know several who swear that booze on free day really killed their contest.
Lead 15 is a great choice, and do check out Myoplex Strength, which is a complete meal, and portable.
Again.... YOU CAN DO THIS
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