Just finished Week 10, so two weeks left. I have been holding steady at 25 pounds lost, which I am happy with, but I want to lose 15 more. I doubt that I can lose 7.5 pounds a week! I am really not where I want to be (was hoping for some type of abs!) but, at 40, maybe I was expecting to much. I will keep plugging away.
However, about week 6, it hit me that I am only eating 5 times a day. I get up extremely early and work long days, so six meals is just to difficult for me to get in. Anyone think that I need to find a way to get in #6?
Get up at 1:00 am
Eat at 2:30-3:00 am----4 Eggs (1 w/yoke, 3 without), cup of frozen blueberries 20 oz of water, 8 oz coffee
lots of water, all day
6:00 am---cottage cheese/yogurt (both fat-free)
9:00 can of tuna, cup of brown rice, spinach
12:00 protein shake
3:00 pm workout
I will either drink a protein shake within 30 minutes of weight training or chicken, brown rice, salad one hour after cardio.
That normally does it, as I try not to eat a couple of hours before I go to bed.
WEll, I think it's important. because the book says it's important. I think if you can handle a bit of cottage cheese/yogurt mix - maybe 30 minutes before bed is good. That's usually my sixth meal - and I do it just within half an hour of going to bed. I eat - then brush, floss, do the whole face thing...and that gives me a few mins to read something inspiration (often it is about a BFL champion) then off to bed. Don't know if this helps or not. You might consider reducing the brown rice to half a cup. (^_^)...and use simply lemon juice as your salad dressing (^_^)...Sounds like you're doing really well - looking forward to the final report!
You've done great! 25 pounds in 10 weeks is pretty amazing, try to remember how far you've already come too, not just where you want to end up. It may take a few more weeks of exercise and eating right to get to your final goal, and that's completely ok!
Question: Are you hungry before you go to bed? If so, then you should definitely add the 6th meal. I finished 2 challenges eating 5 meals a day because I just wasn't hungry again after dinner and had great results. Assuming you're a female, you can get away with this but the more muscle you build, the more energy needed to sustain it, so it really depends on where you are physically.
I am not ordinarily hungry before I go to bed. Maybe one a week but that is it. I have started eating a half serving of cottage cheese/yogurt (I always seem to have that much left in the bottom).
And for the record, I am a male...guess I ought to get that profile done, eh? :-)
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