Three Week! I've been on the Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle programme for 3 weeks now and here are my results after 3 weeks:
Current Weight: 124.8 lbs
Current Lean Muscle Mass: 92.98 lbs
Current Body Fat Percentage: 25.5%
So how am I doing?
Well, weight wise, I'm certainly headed in the right direction. I've lost a total of 3.4 lbs since I started on this programme. I've also lost 0.9% (almost 1%)of body fat. Unfortunately, my Lean Muscle Mass has also decreased; I've lost 1.02% of Lean Muscle Mass - which is definitely NOT something I want to do.
Based on the book, I'm supposed to eat more to fuel my metabolism. I am currently eating between 1400 to 1600 calories a day so my goal this week is to eat between 1600 and 1700 calories.
Two things I've come to realize on this programme.
1.) It's definitely easier to lose weight in general - but it's very, very tough to lose Body Fat. I've also found that it's way easier to lose Lean Muscle Mass. If I hadn't know about this programme, I would certainly have been focused solely on losing weight in general thus losing a ton of lean muscle in the progress - which is a bad, bad, bad, thing.
2.) The second thing I realized on this programme is that it's hard work to eat every 3 hours. I'm not talking mindless munching (like chips, cookies, etc) - but eating clean, healthy food every 3 hours. It's hard. Very hard. Each evening, I have to figure out exactly what I'm going to eat the next day. I can't just "wing-it". I have to plan carefullly. I have to include a complex carbohydrate together with a lean protein for every meal. It's hard. But I'm doing it.
In short, I'm finding the programme very detailed and informative. Despite the fact that I'm not quite achieving my goal, based on the book, I do know what I'm supposed to do so, let's see what happens next week. Wish me luck!