Looking at these before and after photos, it might seem like I have some understanding of how to lose weight and tone. I actually weigh the same amount in all four of those photos, which, I think might lead some people to think that I know what I am doing. The reality is, I have no clue. My ability to be successful, at all, up until this point is a mystery. At least that is how I feel now, after speaking to a nutritionist. Turns out, everything that I thought I knew, or understood, was completely wrong.
Things I learned at my first appointment:
- I workout too much.
- I drink too much, (but hey! who doesn’t).
- I eat too much protein.
- I’m not eating enough carbohydrates.
Immediately after my appointment, I called Aaron and said, “my world has been shaken.” How dramatic. But seriously! I was, and still am, in total shock. Too much protein? Too much exercise? How? The good news is, she seems pretty confident that with these new macros, I should be losing 1-2lbs easily, every week. Long story short, I have accidentally been “bulking,” which obviously would make it extremely difficult to lose weight or look leaner in the mirror.
I am pumped to see how these changes effect me. Abs are made in the kitchen, ya know. ;o)
Here is the plan she gave me for the next two weeks: Calories: 1,500 / Carbs: 180g / Protein: 147g / Fat: 40g