A surprisingly successful approach to dietary changes (for me).

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    Jun 27, 2014 4:03 PM GMT
    Let me begin by saying that, by no means, am I a clean-eating king or anything like that. I'm a fitness instructor who loves pizza, beer, and chicken wings.

    A couple of months ago, I woke up, looked in the mirror, and realized that, while I'd come a long way, I was no longer seeing visible results. A good friend of mine mentioned what a big part diet plays in the results you see, and that I should try to change mine up.

    So I did.

    Already, no soda. That's been for years.

    I cut down meat intake to 2 times a week, MAYBE.

    And, this was what surprised me the most:

    I went NUTS with the carbs. Fruits, high-carb veggies, and wheat pasta and bread. Invested in a high-powered blender, now I make massive, gigantic, high-cal, high-carb smoothies every morning (this morning was 5 apples, half a jug of OJ, half a cantaloupe, and 2 tbsp of hemp seeds) and it's amazing.

    Not only have I seen my belly fat diminish (very, very slowly, I'm not about to go do a fitness contest next weekend or anything), but I have awesome, awesome energy levels when I teach my high-intensity cardio classes, and I feel great. icon_smile.gif

    Dieting is different for everyone, and I just wanted to share this in case anyone else has been experiencing a plateau here and there, and wanted to shake it.
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    Jun 27, 2014 4:06 PM GMT
    Thanks for posting!

    Much needed inspiration for someone in decent shape, but plateauing because of Diet... Which is definitely me.
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    Jun 27, 2014 4:10 PM GMT
    do what you want
    but there is a ratio of fat - carbs - protein assumed necessary for the average person on some diet sites. longer term you might need to address this.