One of the biggest mental blocks I have had getting back into running is my weight. Am I severely overweight? No. Luckily I carry my weight somewhat well. However, I am about 20 pounds heavier than I want to be and have been searching for the right diet to help get the weight (and gut) that beer, large portions of delicious Texas grub and a happy relationship have bestowed upon me.
After doing some research and talking to several people about different diets that they have tried, I put together a diet that works for me, is realistic and so far, works. Basically, I decided on a high-protein, low-calorie, minimal supplements (once a day) and a dose of cardio. My fiancée and I started this diet five days ago and so far I have lost four pounds and she has lost five.
Here is a run down of the diet (more…)