I have officially ended the first portion of the Acceleration Diet. I am very happy with my results. I'm not as happy with my pics, but they do show the fat loss pretty significantly. I suppose I could not expect to go from complete slob to ripped in 35 or so days lol. But, I have never ever been able to drop this much weight in such a short period of time. It was pretty remarkable.
On to the pics:
This one probably shows the fat loss the best, much less round in the old midsection.
This shows the size difference in the width of my gut area. Also, I look more like a killer in the after pic (lady killer that is).
This one shows a little more definition in certain areas, and the fact that my mullet is growing quite nicely.
So, overall I am very happy. The pics almost do not do me justice. Not that I'm fitness model worthy by any means, but I feel so much leaner, much less fat on my abdomen, less fat in the saddlebag area, and thinner in my face as well. In all fairness though, the after pictures are more washed out, so I do look less toned so to speak. There's a reason you never see a ghost white bodybuilder, the darker the complexion (or tan), the more visible muscle becomes.
The pics tell me I still have a ways to go for sure, but this has been a huge jump-start. To get to this level of lean-ness has always taken me at least three months, with tons of cardio. This time it took a little over a month with almost zero cardio.
I have ramped up my calories a little, and am eating a few more carbs per day. I must say my strength in the gym has gone up with the calorie increase. I did eat some crap over the weekend as sort of a celebration. I felt like absolute shit from eating some less than desirable food I must say. I weighed in yesterday at 191.2. Now that I got the crappy eating out of my system I feel I will be able to get to sub 190 fairly soon, even with the elevated calorie level.
Dane and I have already been discussing having me do another month with a similar nutriton program, but with a few unique twists. This new plan could get me to around 180 I feel. It would take even more determination than this past program has. I'm not sure when I will start this. I am enjoying the increased strength that eating a little more has offered me as of late. I think I will work on getting my strength and muscle density up for the next few weeks. That should give me more muscularity when I decide to go ketogenic for a few weeks. I really did not have a good muscular base when I started this program. I basically went from couch potato occasional lifter to devout trainee. More to follow on this little journey.
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