Date Weight (lb) BF% Protein (g) Carbs Fat Total Cal
8.6.14 110 15.7 117 151 32 1,360 (+58)
7.30.14 109.5 15.5 117 141 30 1,302 (+58)
7.23.14 110.5 15.7 117 131 28 1, 244 (+18)
7.16.14 109 15.0 117 131 26 1,226 (+58)
7.9.14 109 14.9 117 121 24 1,168 (+49)
7.2.14 110 15.6 117 111 23 1,119 (+49)
6.25.14 110.5 15.4 117 101 22 1,070 (+40)
6.18.14 110 16.1 117 91 22 1,030 (+43)
6.11.14 112.5 16.8 117 81 20 987 (+40)*
START 117 77 19 947
I cannot believe there is only one more week until I hit my first GOAL--1400 calories! This is insane. In two months, I have added 400+ calories into my daily intake and LOST body fat/weight. Words cannot express how happy I am! I was so scared it was too good to be true… but this experiment is proving that metabolic adaptation exists and can go the other direction without weight gain! AND WITHOUT A COACH! If only people KNEW about this! In a world of quick fixes, crash dieting, and subsequent metabolic damage, I know this could change the world like it has changed my life!
"WHY" you ask? Cardio is not necessary for my goals of increased metabolic rate and muscle hypertrophy (aka eating more and getting ripped). Cardio is also NOT necessary for fat loss! It sounds CRAZY to most people, but it's just science. In fact, there is an overwhelming amount of evidence that shows low intensity steady state cardio (LISS) can impede fat loss and lower metabolic rate over time. In this video, Matty Fusaro explains it very well. High Intensity Interval Training, on the other hand, is an excellent tool to help with fat loss and you will see a lot of competitors upping HIIT during a cut. It's just not absolutely necessary. And I personally don't enjoy it. So I'm quitting, at least for the time being! Plus, I thought it would be a fun little factor to throw into the experiment.
Eating more, quitting cardio, and getting ripped. I'll take it!!
My heart and my purpose for this blog is to help YOU do it too. YOU DO NOT NEED A COACH to reverse your metabolism unless you have a medical/thyroid condition, in which case, seek medical help. Go to the resources page of this website and do your research! If I can do it you can do it! But just know, I am absolutely here for you if you need guidance, advice, a plan of action, or just a friend to talk to about your struggles! I will NOT charge anything. My heart is to share this happiness that I have found. I have spent the last six years struggling with an eating disorder and metabolic damage… I have prayed for so long for God to remove this "thorn" from my life. I am so thankful He did and lead me to discover a way out. Seriously do not hesitate to contact me. I love you guys!! We are in this together!! :)