I finished reading the Abs Diet last night. It was probably 150 pages of text along with 200 pages of pictures of lifts and workout logs. He spent a good chunk of the 150 pages hating on every other diet out there today.
It had some interesting stuff on choosing foods to eat. You’re supposed to east six times a day so that you’re never starving and then eat way too much. The main thing I got out of it was to eat more protein and fiber. Apparently protein takes more energy to digest then other foods. Also it makes you feel fuller longer. The benefits of fiber are obvious. I like the diet because it doesn’t force you to not eat carbs or fat. I’m not going to stick to any plan that makes me feel bad about eating bread or something good like that. There are some things he says you should avoid, like trans fat and high fructose corn syrup, but that’s pretty standard stuff. The gist of this plan is that you need to include 2 of the 12 “power” foods in every meal. That won’t be hard.
There were a bunch of recipes and a sample week included. Most of it is quick and easy to make. A lot of them were smoothies. I really liked that blueberry smoothy I used to have for breakfast. I need to break out the old blender and get to making those. I also need to go out and buy another container of whey. I haven’t had any of that stuff in months. Maybe it will help.
My job got extended another week so I don’t think I’m gonna start until it’s over. Maybe this weekend I can go to the grocery store and get everything I need. I also need to do a bunch of measurements on my body. That’s how you measure your progress on this thing.
You’re supposed to do some lifting plan he set up in conjunction with the “diet” (he doesn’t like that word). I’m gonna stick to the lifts I do now. Shouldn’t be a big deal. You’re supposed to be able to lose between 10-30 pounds in six weeks. I’m skeptical about that but I’m always up for a challenge.