Men's Health TNT Diet

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    Jan 28, 2008 12:25 AM GMT
    Hey Guys!

    I just started the Men's Health TNT diet to lose a little winter padding. I'm not really into these fad diets, however, TNT came highly recommended, I read the book, and people are praising it left and right on the internet. Anyone on here try it/on it?

    -Mike
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    Jan 28, 2008 12:59 AM GMT
    what it looks like to me is a version of the atkins diet...
    except manipulated to make it their own...
    the thing is everyone needs carbs to function...
    I am not saying eat white bread, or processed food..
    but if u consume whole grain foods is goodfor u...
    No diet that constricts a primary thing is going to have long term results..ie no fat diets, or no carbs...
    u need fats, carbs and protein to function...the thing I would be worried about is after you are done the diet, how are u able to go back to eating habits?..are u still going to be following the diet rules?
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    Jan 28, 2008 1:31 AM GMT
    hey man,

    I completely agree with you, I was the first person to think exactly what you just said to me. After reading the book, I understand it much better. The only similarity it has to atkins is, you're restricting your carbs. But unlike atkins with zero carbs, TNT permits healthy carbs(any carbs with minimal sugar and no starches). It restricts your carb intake in the beginning of the diet, however, the maintenance program pretty much looks like a typical lower carb, lower fat, lower calorie..basically, how you should eat...with the exception to allow yourself to indulge on occasion(for example....going out to eat).

    I look forward to see if anyone has done this.

    -Mike
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    Jan 28, 2008 3:33 AM GMT
    giday mike,

    i have been following this eating regime for since i started on the muscle building workout plan... i have found it very easy to find the right foods, even when traveling. i am now pretty friendly with the guy who runs the local charcoal chicken shop, as i get probably 3 a week from him icon_smile.gif breakfast with ham, eggs and cheese is quick and easy. dinner is normally roasted veges with some decent protein. you do get to consume carbs after a workout, so its not like atkins in that respect. im pretty happy with the results to date...

    scott.
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    Jan 28, 2008 3:57 AM GMT
    scott,

    saw your pics, looking great! glad to see TNT is working! even after 4 weeks you could see a difference in your stomach.
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    Jan 28, 2008 4:42 AM GMT
    thanks, having the workout mugs online is an interesting motivational tool! i don't remember myself having quite as much insulation as the mugs show, testament to powers of selective memory... im keen to work extra hard for the last 4 weeks. in one of those crazy coincidences its 4 weeks till mardi gras in sydney icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 24, 2008 11:39 PM GMT
    notsoomuch23 saidwhat it looks like to me is a version of the atkins diet...
    except manipulated to make it their own...
    the thing is everyone needs carbs to function...
    I am not saying eat white bread, or processed food..
    but if u consume whole grain foods is goodfor u...
    No diet that constricts a primary thing is going to have long term results..ie no fat diets, or no carbs...
    u need fats, carbs and protein to function...the thing I would be worried about is after you are done the diet, how are u able to go back to eating habits?..are u still going to be following the diet rules?


    Not saying you're wrong, but who says so exactly?

    The carbs which are readily available are mainly man-made (even if they are wholegrains) - carbs like pasta, bread, etc. Why do we need these things to function? I have been following the TNT diet for a while and feel more energised than I ever did before. It's brilliant
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    Feb 24, 2008 11:43 PM GMT
    michaelback said[quote]
    The carbs which are readily available are mainly man-made (even if they are wholegrains) - carbs like pasta, bread, etc.


    Fruits, vegetables and legumes are not readily available?
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    Feb 25, 2008 12:42 AM GMT
    You can have all the vegetables you want, but fruit is restricted to before and after you work out or on the two days you can eat what you want (depending on which program you pick).

    Restricting bread and pasta doesn't seem to unreasonable to me. I am giving this a shot because there is solid research behind it with easy to follow advice. I'll be in week 4 Tuesday, and I've definitely seen improvement.