Before/After pictures after 6 weeks of dieting
22 years old, 5’9", ~180lbs in “before” pics, ~170 in “after” pics
6 day low carb (<40g), 1 day moderate carb (<250g, all clean)
Protein was about 1.5g per lb bodyweight, with rest of calories coming from fats (started out being about 45p/5c/50f)
Decreased calories about 200kcal each week for first 3-4 weeks (from fats mostly) until i reached about BW x 11.5 total calories. then i kept calories there and increased cardio every week until i finished.
4x/week full body
Cardio consisted only of uphill walking on treadmill with the speed, incline, and frequency gradually increasing over the 6 weeks.
during last 3 weeks, i did 3 days/week of the program in Cosgrove’s Last 10 Pounds article.
Did not lose any strength, but didn’t gain any either. Felt very burned out both physically and mentally by the end of the 6 weeks, which was expected.
Although I can say that i’m generally happy with the progress i made in the past month and a half and got rid of some fat that really needed to go, i know i still need to lose about 10 more lbs before i reach the level of bodyfat i really want to be at. But for now i’m going to switch gears and start gaining some muscle. My goal now consists of getting back up to 180lbs while adding as little fat as possible.
Oh yeah, first i’m going to follow the Shredded in 6 Days article, mainly just out of curiosity, as i’ve never tried anything like that before. Pictures will be posted in a few days.