Over the last two and a half months, I have been working hard at getting to my ideal weight, and I have had some success.
I made simple improvements to my diet: Greatly reduce my soda intake, cut down on fried foods, and eat breakfast every day. I have also increased my protein intake after a lot of research showing the benefits of a protein-centric diet.
I am varying my workout routine, which has helped me keep from plateauing. I run on a two-week circuit, and change workouts every 14 days to keep things fresh. I have 5 two-week circuits, and rotate every 10 weeks.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) has been a good fat-burner for me, getting me out of the 2XL shirt category (hopefully for good) and getting my waistline back into the 30's.
Flax Oil keeps my heart healthy and my skin happy. Green Tea helps me energize in the morning, and licorice extract helps me metabolize at night without keeping me awake. Lastly, a whole-food multivitamin absorbs better into the body, so you don't pee it all out (those taking vitamins that have radioactive-yellow piss know what I'm sayin...).
Supplements have been a key focus point in my weight loss challenge. Now, Creative Bioscience is sponsoring me for a 90 day challenge to help me drop down to my ideal weight by the end of the year. They focus on supplements and have an application for any blogger wanting to join me.
Their claim to fame seems to be their HCG product line, but the diet is designed for a 500 calorie daily intake. That seems like a bit much to me, so I am going to try their Diet 1234 product.
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This product will complement my existing regimen while giving me an extra boost of herbs and extracts. I won't need my green tea pills anymore, and am hoping this helps me round the bend and finish what I started.
As of July 1, I weighed in at the highest I've ever been: 260lb. I dropped 20lb since then, and am hoping Creative Bioscience will help me drop the last 40 by the end of the year.