Well I finished it. And I did it as strictly as I could manage. I suspect I ate more fruit than I should have, and probably not enough veggies, despite eating things I haven’t voluntarily eaten in years.
I did my “after” BodPod analysis earlier this week. Results:
Weight went from 171 to 161. I actually hit 159 one day during the month as well.
Body fat went from 28.7% to 25.5%, a decrease of 3.2%.
Lean muscle mass went down about 1.5 pounds. I wasn’t expecting this, but it’s not uncommon.
Over all, it was a pretty good experience. I discovered a few new recipes. My knife skills in the kitchen increased by leaps and bounds (lots of chopping and dicing!) I only had one serious craving. It was after Crossfit one morning. I got home and suddenly wanted to chug chocolate milk right out of the jug.
I’m continuing on the program, however I’ve relaxed the restrictions. I’m going to drink some alcohol now and then. I’ll probably have a slice of pizza here and there. But for the most part, I’m going to adhere to the guidelines. I think I’ll do another BodPod analysis in a couple of months.
I came down sick this week, so no jiu jitsu or Crossfit.