Nancy – Thank you so much for your …
Nancy – Thank you so much for yourOct 2nd, 2010 | By Nancy Andrews | Category:
Comment posted If I want to lose weight, should I do the ‘Classic’ or ‘Lean’ P90X routines? by Ddawn.
Thank you so much for your thoughtful response. That was exactly what I needed to hear. I like your direct approach. I just requested that BeachBody change my coach to you (I have never used the one assigned to me).
Your answer about how to direct my future workouts was kind of what I expected, so I’m psyched to start your plan!
Regarding the food, I am very motivated to try your technique of strict 1600 cal 6 days/week with the one higher-cal day. I am hoping that having that “cheat” day will help me to turn down the “cheat” foods when they appear on other days, and I will do some hard thinking about healthy substitutions for comfort foods when I need them. I had been trying to be strict paleo so no dairy, no whey, low fruit… but I have been eating lots of fat and lots of nuts, which I don’t think is helping me at all. I feel deprived (have a sweet tooth) but still eat too high of cal due to all the fat!
I am going to add whey protein back to my diet (around workouts), which will help with the sweet tooth but still provide good protein. There are lots of concoctions you can make with whey that taste dessert-like, as your mentioned. You are right, I only eat grains as a cheat. I’m going to try to cut my fat down and do 40/30/30 ratios at least… I think not eating grains will make 40/40/20 hard but I’ll strive for that. I will limit my fruit to 1-2 servings/day and no other dairy (except on cheat days!).
I do already take melatonin, which helps. Normally my sleep quality is good when I’m not on call in the hospital. I will watch my cardio amounts to keep the stress as low as I can and keep increasing my weights. I wish I had found your site sooner b/c I feel like I’ve wasted some time, but it’s all been a positive learning experience. I really appreciate your advice and look forward to implementing these changes! I’ve joined your forum and want to get on your newsletter list too.
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