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Week 2 - my friend's results

Posted by Rob Woollen on March 13, 2010 at 5:43 AM Comments comments (1)

Ok I got my friends results.

At the end of week 2 she had lost a further 1kg in weight. However this was all lean tissue.

Factors which may have affected this include: -

  • The fact that she had not done all the exercise planned for this week (in fact less than half of it)
  • We may have increased her intake slightly too much. A 1kg drop with no accompanying fat loss could be a simple matter of water content in her body.

We decided ...

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End of week 2

Posted by RWPT Personal Training on February 27, 2010 at 5:57 AM Comments comments (0)

Well week 2 is over. So what has been happening? (My results below)

  • We've increased our calorie intake considerably. I have added almost 1000 calories to the DietChef hamper each day, giving me an average of 2200 calories per day to allow for my active lifestyle.
  • My friend has upped her intake to ensure that she takes on 1800 per day as recommended by DietChef
  • We have both experienced times when we felt a little hungry, but on reflection - I get thi...
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The moment of truth

Posted by RWPT Personal Training on February 20, 2010 at 2:49 PM Comments comments (0)

Today we redid our measurements. What follows should be a real lesson to anyone trying to get a leaner, fitter body.

It is important that these measurements are taken at the same time and preferably on the same day. We did this today.

Bear in mind that for the last four days we have been eating the Dietchef recommendation PLUS a massive 400 or so calories per day extra.

I had lost 4 pounds in weight. My friend had lost two pounds.

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Days 3-7

Posted by RWPT Personal Training on February 20, 2010 at 2:38 PM Comments comments (0)

Having left things for a few days to allow Dietchef to respond, let's get you up to date with the food plan.

I have been keeping a score of the meals provided in terms of taste - I will reveal that at the end. For now let me say simply that the majority of it is excellent, some of it is just pretty good and only one or two items have been just ok.

We tried to carry on keeping to the exact plan set out by the Dietchef manual, but with such a low calori...

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Dietchef response - they obviously think I am stupid

Posted by RWPT Personal Training on February 20, 2010 at 9:37 AM Comments comments (0)

I have not blogged for a few days as I contacted Dietchef to give them the opportunity to see my concerns and to respond. I have not visited the blog since then a sI wanted to give them a chance to open dialogue, but today found that Dietchef had decided to post directly to my public blog without responding to me in person. They have not bothered to read what I have put, or to pay any attention to my concerns. Their response is copied below: -

"Hi Rob,

I am pl...

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Dietchef Day 2

Posted by RWPT Personal Training on February 14, 2010 at 1:26 PM Comments comments (2)

Well day 2 is nearly over.

I just have a milkshake to drink which I will have about 7:30pm. The verdict for today? Well the food has, once again, been delicious. I had Cocoa Nib Porridge, Red Pepper and Goats Cheese Soup and Chicken Fricassee. I spoke to my friend tonight and she said, "These just taste so much better than ready meals". I totally agree, I mean they are ready meals, but they taste good enough to eat out on.

I totalled up my calories for the d...

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Dietchef - Day One

Posted by RWPT Personal Training on February 13, 2010 at 1:33 PM Comments comments (3)
Well! Day one is over. Below I will give you our starting measurements and fill you in on what we got to eat and how it made us feel. My measurements: - Male, Aged 33 Weight 70.5kg (11st 3 lb) Body Fat - 9.6kg (21 lb) Body Fat % =13.6 Recommended level is 13-19% Lean mass - 60.9kg (134 lb) My friend's Female, Aged 35 Weight - 78.8kg (12st 6 lb) Body Fat - 26.2kg (57 lb) Body Fat %= 33.2% Recommended level is 21-29% Lean Mass 52.6kg (116 lb) As you ... Read Full Post »