Thursday, May 26, 2011

Quick Tips for 4HB with The 4 Hour Body, you definitely see results and in reading the material (regarding the fat loss section), all of his methods are reasonable.  I've been on almost every diet and have experimented with what works and what doesn't.  He too seems to have lab ratted himself out for similar purposes.  So let's break it down and discuss what works and why:

Overview:  The Diet

No starches, flours, sugars, alcohol (except 2 glasses of dry red wine), dairy, fruit or basically any white carb (except cauliflower)

Eat lean proteins, good fats, veggies (preferably green) and BEANS (preferably black & lentils)

Keep your diet drink and artificial sugar consumption at a bare more that 16 oz of diet soda, the chemicals mess with your digestive enzymes and slow weight loss.

As for the Red Wine, you can have it, but in my experience it slows the weight loss as well.

And I recommend drinking 100 oz of water to help the weight loss helped several of my friends get out of their weight plateau.

Ideally he wants you to have protein in every meal, and to make sure to eat within 30 minutes of waking up...and he's gets the metabolism going.

He also recommends eating 4 times a day (a meal every 3-4 hours)...another great way to keep the metabolism going.

AND MOST're only dieting 6 out of the 7 days in a week.  Ya get a cheat day (he recommends to really go hog wild)...not only do you get should take one for many different reasons.
Reason # 1:  You're human and you need to allow yourself a day off and a day to eat whatever you like.
Reason #2:  If you have a craving or are tempted to cheat, you'll be able to remind yourself that you can have it on your cheat day.  OR if you have an event where you know you'll be eating and/or drinking unauthorized things, you can make that event day your cheat day and be good the other 6 surrounding it.
Reason #3:  You need the nutrients, sodium and fat that are found in a lot of the crap foods you'll be eating on your cheat day.  Moderation is a good thing, thus 1 day out of 6 of eating "bad" is a good thing.
Reason #4:  Once you eat all that crap, and feel a bit ill, it's a good reminder as to why eating healthy is the way to go and it helps you stick with it.  Plus you're a lot less likely to want the crap the other 6 days a week.

Well I hope this is helpful...if you have any adds, questions or comments, please do so.  So far I've lost 4 lbs. in a week and everyone keeps commenting that I look like I've lost weight...weird for that to be notice so soon.

Have a great day!

Monday, May 16, 2011


Ok...reading the latest in Diet/Excercise books...The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss (author of The 4-Hour Workweek).  I will let you know what I think and what I discover as I experiment with this program.  Here goes nothing.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Water Logged

I'm trying to drink 100 oz. of water everyday, but it's not as easy as it sounds.  Why 100 oz.?  Well believe it or not, besides water being so good for you, it turns out that the more water you drink, the less you retain.  This is music to my ears, especially when you're trying to get rid of that pesky bloaty feeling...yick!  So here I am guzzling water like there's no tomorrow...going to the bathroom every 30 minutes (or so it seems).  But it's all good.

Currently I'm producing 3 major projects at one time and working on my own performing career included, and I'm starting to feel a little  Not to mention that I just finished doing hair, make-up and wardrobe at Dicapo Opera for their latest opera Gianni Schicchi.  However I have found that I'm sticking to the diet and exercise pretty well even though my schedule seems to be very busy.  What can I say...I do it to myself. 

Today, I'm going to do cardio sculpt with my girl Challis and I fear that it's going to kick my butt due to the fact that I haven't been taking class for a while.  My form of exercise over the past month has mainly been guerilla cardio, dance rehearsal, kettle bell swings, and lovely walks outside in the sunshine  :)  Soooo, yeah, I'm gonna be hurtin' tomorrow.

Well kids, back to the grind.  Hope you have a great day.