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Body for Life Diet
Eating is more than half equation if your goal is to look your best! Think of food as the fuel you put in a high performance engine. If you put junk in the engine it's not going to run as efficiently as it could. YOU ARE THE HIGH PERFORMANCE ENGINE! It's really amazing how diet can effect your look! When I started Body for Life, I had an idea of how I wanted to look: Muscular and Lean! I wanted to look equally comfortable in a business suit or swim suit! Looking like a true bodybuilder didn't appeal to me at all. I didn't want to look overstuffed in everyday clothing, or only look really good when my shirt was off. I had this idea that I wanted to look like a physically fit "average" guy to everyone who saw me, but then when my shirt was off people would think, "Crap! I had no idea he was in that kind of shape!" So diet is extremely important because I could have followed nearly the same routine, but changed my diet and looked much bulkier, and not as lean. Conversely, I could have been even more restrictive with my diet and even leaned out some more!
Now I follow a diet and use Body for Life recipes similar to what is preached in Body for Life, the book, so I do enjoy a "cheat day" every week. I want to stress EVERY WEEK because I do think it's important to have a day to "unplug" as a fellow BodyforLifer has put it. Some folks worry about gaining weight when you take a cheat day, but this is how it seemed to work for me once I had reached a level of optimum weight loss. I was losing about 2 pounds a week. Really it was more like 1.5 - 2 pounds per week, but as the example shows I did gain "weight" after a cheat day. That was attributed almost totally to what was in my belly and water retention. As long as the day before my cheat day I was at or below the previous week's weight at the same time, I was happy.
Bottom line - ENJOY YOUR CHEAT DAY!
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