Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Sunny San Diego
Hydroxycut, one week later
Since there have been a few posts showing a bit of interest in ECA's (ephedrine, caffiene, and aspirin), I thought I'd share my play-by-play on this most current diet phase using Hydroxycut. Background on me: I'm 25 and 5'10 with an upper-medium sized frame. At the program start last week on Monday 5/13 I weighed in at 20lbs with somewhere between 12-15% bodyfat. This past week my diet has consisted of between 1800 and 2000 calories, 60-70 percent protien, and no more than 35 grams of fat. I don't necessarily advocate a high-protien diet for everyone, but I happen to be very carb sensitive and this approach works best for me when dieting. Training consists of 4-5 days a week of weights followed by a half hour of cardio and an hour of cardio and abs or calves on the "off" days with a full day away from the gym if necessary. Supplements include a multi-vitamin, Hydroxycut, EFAs (essential fatty acids), Pyruvate, and Glutamine to protect my lean mass. After an essentially perfect diet for 6 days and a prety bad cheat day on Sunday (I had a few beers at the Colonial and Mexican food for dinner) I'm down 3lbs to 198. Not alot of weight, but right in line with my long-term trimming plan, as I want to preserve as much lean mass as possible. I could up the cardio and lose it a bit faster, but 2-3 lbs a week is already on the high end for lean mass preservation and long term maintenance. My thoughts on the Hydroxycut is that is a supplenent and should be treated as exactly that, and addition to well thought out plan, not some magical pill that melts fat away. I find the ads for these supplements VERY misleading and want to make sure any of you wanting to lose a few extra pounds have a real view of what they do and what your body is capable of doing. Feel free to share your experiences, thoughts and recent goals met as you may be the motivation for somebody else to get off their butt and do something...
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