So I surpassed my original goal of five pounds in five days; I actually ended up losing almost eight. Weight as of about 6 pm on Friday 7/31 was 245.6, down from 253.2 – a total of 7.6 pounds. Not bad for five days of work. Even better, it was easier to do than I thought it would be. Some takeaways in no particular order:
-You should lose at least 3-5 pounds the first week of ‘dieting’ if you do it right.,
-It wasn’t really that hard to; no excuses for lack of results!
-Of course it wasn’t all fat loss – but I look and feel visibly thinner. My pants are noticeably looser, abs a little tighter – pretty cool.
-It’s a ‘moral’ boost – fast weight loss is motivating, plain and simple!
-My diet was laid out according to basic principles of The Zone. For a simplified version of The Zone, check out this post: The Zone Made Simple. For more explanation and details, buy the book. It’s well worth it.
-The plan I follwed is a killer template for kick-starting your weight loss. To see the original post, and give it a try yourself, click here.
-For those of you who are fighters or whatnot and are used to cutting weight, eight pounds in five days might not sound like a lot – that’s fine. It was substantial for me – and I didn’t have run in a rubber suit or sit in a sauna or anything crazy to do it.
-I actually only worked out once a day, which is normal for me. So you could say I lost the weight through diet and supplementation alone.
-The Xenadrine I took helped a lot with the immediate weight loss. Consider taking it or a thermogenic supplement of some kind if you’re trying to lose weight and want to reach your goal as fast as possible.
Have an event you’re trying to get ready for? Taking a vacation and want to look your best? Give the lose 5 pounds in 5 days challenge a try for yourself and let me know how it goes for you!