Shortly after the end of my football career, I lost 64 pounds over a 7 month period.
Eating like I was still working out four hours per day … in combination with hardly working out at ALL … and I had ballooned up to 310 pounds.
I saw a picture of myself, and was completely disgusted.
Plus, I was just SO tired of lugging around all that extra body weight, and feeling generally like crap.
So I set out a plan for myself … I worked out 6 days per week without fail … and my diet was DAILED.
I planned my food for the week meticulously … I logged my food (and actually had to write it down and look everything up – things were harder in the days before smart phones and nutrition apps!) … and stuck to the plan until I hit my goal weight.
I more or less put the plan I used to do this into my Performance Nutrition Diet course … but in case you don’t have that, I thought I would share with you a sample day of eating, and what I actually did to lose the weight.
FYI – now my diet is similar but I have a bit more leeway because I’m just trying to MAINTAIN, rather than get into a DEFICIT and lose. I pretty much do the same thing, but allow myself a couple more “cheat” meals per week. And that’s actually worked great to KEEP the weight off over the last 11 years.
spinach or other greens
apple or banana
splash of whole milk
protein powder (I prefer a plant-based one these days, like hemp or pea)
assorted frozen fruit
salad w lots of assorted veggies
black / kidney / garbonzo beans
olive oil and vinegar dressing
yam or brown rice
Not too bad, right?
I think this plan is very do-able … and most importantly, if you get the portions right and you stick to it, it WORKS.
If you want the full outline of my 30 Day Performance Nutrition meal plan, 7 days of sample meals, and much more, you can get my Performance Nutrition Diet plan FREE for the next couple of days.
Just grab your copy of Fighter Abs 2.0 through THIS link, email my assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she’ll send you your free copy of the Performance Nutrition Diet.
I wanted to include the program as a bonus to Fighter Abs 2.0 because, well, I feel that diet is SO, SO key when it comes to getting the lean, toned midsection you’re after.
That’s it for today – train hard, and talk soon!
– Forest Vance
Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach