Welcome to

DAY 75

Workbook

Exercise Focus: Strength & Hypertrophy Training

Nutrition Focus: Calorie Deficit

Happiness Focus: Inspire

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exercise.

does muscle weigh more than fat

What weighs more, a pound of lead or a pound of feathers? Trick question – they weigh the same. But not all pounds are created equal. We spoke of this a few days ago when we discussed BMI. A pound of fat will act differently than a pound of muscle in your body. When we say a pound of muscle weighs more than a pound of fat, we mean the metabolic significance of that muscle. More muscle, more metabolism. End of discussion. 

Your Exercises For Today

nutrition.

Food Corner

When you signed up for our program, did you read about our weight loss concepts concerting adaptive thermogenesis? Have you ever attempted to lose weight in the past and not been successful? Or maybe you were successful for a time before reaching the dreaded weight loss plateau? If that was the case we do hope you didn't blame yourself - because in fact, we should be blaming biology! See, our body is programmed to fight against weight loss; it's a survival mechanism that allowed our great ancestors to survive during extended periods of little to no food. When we reduce the amount of calories we consume, after about two weeks of this, our body begins to reduce our metabolism - this is what we call adaptive thermogenesis. This presents us with an interesting opportunity to trick our body and successfully lose weight. Firstly, to lose weight there is absolutely one truth - we must consume less energy than we burn (or in other words, burn more calories than we eat). Now that we know what your general metabolic rate is, we can adjust our caloric intake accordingly - and that is precisely what these next two weeks are about. But don't worry, in two weeks time, you will be back to consuming your normal amount of calories. For now, we encourage you to try focusing on consuming the amount of calories designated in your welcome packet (calorie reduction number). You may reduce your intake by more than that number if you feel comfortable doing so. Throughout the next 14 days we will teach you and provide you with resources to better manage your appetite while you reduce the amount of food you eat.

Drink 8, 8 oz of water

fill out your food log

Take your multivitamin

log your sleep hours

happiness.

inspire

“To be fully seen by somebody,

and then loved anyhow – that is a

human offering that can border

on miraculous.”

— Elizabeth Gilbert