When I was playing football, and we were in training camp, I would literally eat as much as I possibly could.
(that’s me, second in from the right)
In fact, my calorie target was about 7,500 calories per day.
I’d have a huge serving of oatmeal, bacon, 6 eggs, milk, and orange juice for breakfast … two 1,000 calorie + “weight gain” shakes per day with milk, ice cream, canola oil, protein powder, bananas, chocolate sauce, and a bunch of other stuff … two giant sandwiches, and lots of chips and fruit for lunch … and a huge dinner, typically meat, pasta, bread, and salad …
And the crazy thing was, and I STILL couldn’t help but LOSE weight!
We were training SO hard – a good 5-6 hours per DAY – and burning SO many calories, that this was the reality of the situation.
The problem was, when I went from that kind of activity and training schedule, to MUCH less once I “retired” and got back into the “real world” … while still keeping somewhat similar eating habits … I quickly got fat!
And I realized one day – after seeing a picture of myself, and being completely discussted – that I needed to do something.
I did NOT need to be 300+ pounds anymore.
I was able to actually lose 60+ pounds in a 7 month period, and I have kept the weight off to this day.
Of course I worked out consistently, but the other HUGE part of the weight loss was COMPLETELY changing my diet. I took an approach like we using for the upcoming 28 Day KB Shred Challenge (details and how to join us at the bottom of this message) – following a specific plan, logging my food, and staying CONSISTENT above all else.
Having an exact meal plan to follow, for me, has always been a key to success. Here is a sample meal plan, from the 18 that we give you in the KB Shred – 28 Day Challenge:
KB Shred – 28 Day Challenge – sample diet day
Mushrooms, no salt, boiled 2 Cup(s)
Pork and Beef Sausage, cooked 2 oz
Coconut Vegetable Oil 1/3 Tbsp
Cantaloupe Melon 1 1/2 cup, cubes
Omega 3 eggs 1 egg
Pine Nuts 1/2 oz
Blueberries 1 1/2 Cup(s)
Coconut water 1 Cup(s)
Apples 1 large
Ground Turkey, cooked 4 oz
Avocados 1/3 avocado
Balsamic Vinegar 1 1/2 Tbsp
Summer Squash, no salt, boiled 1 cup, sliced
Mixed Vegetables, frozen no salt, boiled 1 1/2 Cup(s)
Egg Whites, cooked 4 large
Yams, no salt, boiled or baked 1 1/2 Cup(s)
Kale 2 cups
Chicken Breast 6 oz
Nothing crazy, nothing fancy … includes a balanced mix of all foods … but overall healthy, correct portions, and the RIGHT amount of calories, and the RIGHT macronutrient breakdown, for ME, and what I was trying to accomplish.
I still follow a similar approach to this day. And I recommend that if you are trying to lose fat, you do the same.
Because training consistently is a huge factor when it comes to reaching your goals, but just as important is your diet!
Make TODAY the start to reaching your ultimate fitness goals.
– Forest Vance
Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach
Certified Kettlebell Instructor
If you’re frustrated with the results you’re getting from your current training program …
If you’re ready to take things to the next level …
My 28 Day KB Challenge could be EXACTLY what you need to make it happen.
I’m Forest Vance from ForestVance.com. We have one of the biggest kettlebell communities in the entire world, reaching nearly 100,000 people daily via our email newsletter and social media following.
We run several of these online Challenges each year, and the participants get incredible results.
This is my personal invite to YOU to apply for our last 28 Day Challenge is 2017!
Now this Challenge is NOT for everyone.
First requirement is that you need to have a kettlebell or two to do the workouts. You don’t need 5 or 10 or 20 or anything like that – but you do need one or two, ideally a 8k or 12k and a 16k or 20k for women, and a 12k or 16k and a 20k or 24k for men.
Second, you need to be able to commit the time to do the workouts. Three to four times per week, 20-30 minutes is what you’ll need.
Third, we have a complete meal planning guide we give to you when you sign up that tells you exactly how and what to eat – you need to be able to commit to following that for at least the 28 days, to really get the best results.
And finally, you need to be SERIOUS about making a change, and be willing to come into the Challenge and the group with a positive, can-do attitude.
Ready to rock?
Sumbit your interest form at the link below, look forward to hearing from you: