Monday, April 7, 2014

The Four Hour Body -Week 8

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Carb Overload, Again...
Every week cheat day comes along and we do the same thing, binge on carbs! This week was no different. Despite our pledges to do a "healthy cheat day" full of whole grains, quinoa, fruit, and sushi, we go straight for the sugar and white carbs.

We kicked off this last Saturday with some chocolate croissants from Trader Joe's. I was extra hungry coming back from an 11 mile run, so I also had a bowl of an organic Cheerio style cereal with coconut flakes, peanut butter, and chia seeds.

Kelly on the other hand supplemented her croissants with chocolate covered potato chips. Shortly after this splurge the effects of the sugar kicked in. I was immediately zapped of all my energy and hit with a headache. Kelly was worse and actually got so sick she was tossing cookies!
For some reason, no matter how bad we binge, and how bad we feel, we continue to go crazy on cheat day.

I bring this up because after all is said and done, after the insane amounts of calories we're consuming on cheat day, this lifestyle of eating great 6 days a week is paying off. Kelly keeps loosing weight, I'm gaining muscle, and we can see and feel a difference. More proof for us that the old school philosophy of "calorie in, calorie out" is flawed (more on that in a future post).

For now, here's a quick recap of this past weeks meal log.

The 5 Diet Rules of the 4 Hour Body
Once again, as a reminder, the five basic rules for the diet are:
  1. Avoid White Carbs
  2. Eat the same foods (makes for less planning)
  3. Don't drink calories
  4. Don't eat fruit
  5. Take one day off per week
Last Week’s Meal Log

Other Snacks
-2 Hard boiled eggs
-Chicken salad w/ vinegar and oil-Egg Plant Pizza
-Protein Shake*
-Egg Plant Pizza-Can't remember!
-Peanut butter
-3 Eggs, sausage, spinach, banana peppers
-Chicken & Steak Salad with Extra Veggies-Bread-less Ruben w/o dressing
-Cuban Beans
-Peanut butter
-99% Cacoa
-3 Eggs, sausage, spinach, banana peppers
-Bread-less Ruben w/o dressing
-Cuban Beans
-Grilled Chicken & Veggies
-Peanut butter
-3 Eggs, sausage, spinach, banana peppers
-Protein Shake*
-El Campesino Fajitas, no Tortillas 
or Rice
-Starbucks short breve latte
Cheat Day
-Trader Joe's Chocolate 
-Kashi O's w/ Coconut Flakes & Peanut Butter
-Trader Joe's Cookies & Cream Ice Cream
-Green Smoothie
-Homemade Hot Sausage
-Grass Fed Cheese Burger
-Pasta & Potato Salad
-Peace, Love & Little Doughnuts
-Oreo Cake
-Ice Cream
-Green Smoothie-Protein Shake*-Eat 'N Park Salad Bar-Peanut butter
-99% Cacoa

*Just an FYI, I don't usually use protein shakes as meal replacement and when I do, they are true meal replacement, not simply a way to take in less calories. In fact, most of my shakes have more calories than a meal. I'll get some recipes up soon, but basically I mix an NSF certified powder, like Muscle Milk, with coconut oil, heavy whipping cream, milk, cacao powder and more for an 800+ calorie blend. Delicious.

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