Friday, December 31, 2010

Thursday the 30th of The Cheat Day Diet

So Im posting this on Friday theThur 31st, Happy New Years to everyone.

Sorry I didnt get to write yesterday, but i ended up flying to Las Vegas to usher in 2011 and  by the time I got into my room and settled it was 3am. Another crazy day of running around to various different businesses and taking care of things at the Law Office resulted in a less than perfect diet day but again I want to post this so people can understand that no matter how busy you are you can eat to lost fat and get healthy.

Meal 1: 5 boiled egg whites
             One cup of oatmeal
             One cup of decaf tea

12:30 pm
Meal 2:  Muscle Milk Pre Made protein shake

4:00 pm
Meal 3:  Large arugula salad with oil and lemmon
             Quinoa patty 5 ounces
             handful of almonds

8:00 pm went to eat at Comme Ca in Vegas.  Tried to just stick with the theory here of low carbs and items that i thought would be high in protein.
Meal 4:  Roasted chestnut soup
             Grilled cod with navy beans
             Small piece of wagyu steak

11:00 pm 2 Grey Goose and soda water.  Ok so i get it.  This isnt really part of a diet but its part of life and since im trying to see what kind of shape  I can get it with a crazy schedule I know that there are nights were this is going to happen.  I dont think its necessarily a bad thing, keep it in moderation.

Got back to hotel room and finished my gallon of water for the day.

So Thursday the 30th again wasnt a perfect day from my diets perspective but I like that it is representative of  the crazy schedule that we all put ourselves through.  It also helps me at dinners and other social functions when i know that I have my cheat day coming up.  I dont really feel like Im missing out on too much just controlling when it is that I eat all the things I want to eat.


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wedesday of The Cheat Day Diet

Im going to start taking daily pics of myself to help track my progress.  Ill post them so that people can give me their input as to my progress.

Woke up this morning and weighed myself, I was just a hair over 216.  My goal with this is not necessarily to lose weight but more so to change my shape and get into the best shape of my life.  Im going to be 35 in one week so I figured give it a shot now because its certainly not going to get any easier.

Again, didnt get my desired amount of sleep, back around the 5 hour mark.  This is pretty much what im used to but not ideal for someone trying to diet and train and stay on track.  I guess the moral of this story is that If I can do it, and follow this diet then anyone can.  Ill fill you guys in as I go along but my schedule is hectic to say the least so I dont want to hear anyone telling me they dont have time to watch what they eat or they are too busy to eat to lose weight.

Meal 1: Muscle Milk protein shake, pre-made chocolate flavor
            Handful of nuts
            Started in on my gallon of water
            Cup of decaf hot tea

Approximately 2 1/2 hours later
Meal 2:  Arugula salad with lemon and olive oil dressing
              Quinoa patty
              One half of an avocado
Approximately 2 hours later
Meal 3:  Arugula salad with lemon and olive oil
             One Chicken breast
             Cup of decaf tea

Approximately 3 hours later
Meal 4: Whey protein shake roughly 30 grams protein
             Large handful of almonds
             Cup of decaf tea
             Almost finished my gallon of water for the day

When I look back at today, I dont think of it as a good diet day.  Id like to have got one more meal in and more food to keep my metabolism going.  Today i didnt get to the gym which also is not good as I want to make sure that I can get to the gym 5 days a week.  This was a perfect example of literally not having an extra minute to eat or go to the gym.  I had meetings all day for all of my ventures and was also very busy at the Law Office trying to finish up some cases prior to the end of the year.  Its 2:57 and I have to get up at 8am so its going to be another minimal sleep night.  Like I said if I can do this anyone can!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tuesday of The Cheat Day Diet (Low Carb Day 1)

So I wanted to start documenting a day by day account of The Cheat Day Diet.  Tuesday the 28th I woke up at approximately 10am on account of the fact that I did not go to sleep until 4am.  Sleep is definitely a huge factor to maintaining any diet and workout regiment, so Im trying to get 6 hours a night even though with my schedule some nights I know thats not going to happen.  The food that I consumed again consisted of low carb fare, with an emphasis on unrefined minimally processed foods.

Meal 1:  5 egg whites and one yellow cooked with mushrooms, and onions.
             One cup of tea with skim milk

Approximately 2 1/2 hours later          
Meal 2:  5 Ounces of chicken breast, grilled with onions and bell peppers.
              Bowl of lentil soup (recipe will be forthcoming)
              Continuing to work on consumption of 1 Gallon of water.

Approximately 2 hours later
Meal 3:  Muscle Milk low carbohydrate pre-made protein shake.

Gym:  Workout was approximately 1 hour of high intensity training focused on lower body quadriceps,            
          hamstrings, and calves.  I try to keep rest to an absolute minimum between sets as I dont have time to      
          do cardio as well as weights so I try to keep my heart rate up throughout the entire weight session.

Meal 4:  5 Ounces of lean beef cooked with peppers and onions.
              One cup of tea with skim milk.
              One Full Guava.

Meal 5:  Large green salad with red wine vinegar.
             One can of tuna on top of salad with handful of crushed almonds
             Bowl of lentil soup

Before bed: Handful of Almonds and a couple chestnuts.

I drank just short of a gallon of water.  I kept my consumption of carbohydrates very low.  I also consumed the majority of my calories in the form of raw or minimally processed foods.  I felt like my energy was pretty good all day and didnt feel any negative effects from the low carbohydrates.

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Basics of the Cheat Day Diet

There are a few major components to The Cheat Day Diet:
Low Carbohydrate consumption six (6) days out of the week.
An emphasis on the consumption of minimally processed or raw foods.
A complete protein at every meal complete protein (or whole protein) is a source of protein that contains an adequate proportion of all nine of the essential amino acids necessary for the dietary needs of humans or other animal.
The consumption of no fewer than four (4) meals per day.
Contrary to most low carb. diets the consumption of low glycemic fruits is permitted in moderation every day.
On Sunday seventh (7) day there is no restriction on calorie consumption, or type of food consumed.  In fact the participant is encouraged to eat whatever type of food they are craving in whatever quantity they desire.
The participant is encouraged to consume one (1) gallon of water a day.
A multi-vitamin product.