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KETOGENIC PHASE

9 WEEKS TO THE BEACH UPDATE

Diary excerpt.

Beginning of Week 3. Now the hard stuff starts: the KETOGENIC PHASE, the next two weeks will be unpleasant, because one of the great pleasures in life is carbohydrates, but necessary.

15 April

For full glycemic control, it is vital to keep training intensity at a fairly high level in order to maintain muscle mass and avoid promoting insulin resistance. So some serious mental toughness is a requirement during this phase, although it’s a little like stepping down on the accelerator with a big red E showing on the fuel gauge.

1.5 Weeks in…

Today’s 9 WEEKS TO THE BEACH challenge photos to accompany the recent stats. 1 1/2 weeks in, 7 1/2 weeks to go

Week 2

Side view, some definition starting to show. Upper chest improvement

Week 2

2nd week in, we can start to see a glimmer of abdominal rectus muscles appearing. Still carrying a lot of fat on the lower abs and oblique areas.

The 9 weeks challenge & diet…

You don’t need to starve yourself or have a dull breakfast, even if you are coming along with me on my 9 Weeks to the Beach journey! All Ingredients Sourced Locally (except for the avocado and Organic Fair Trade Coffee). About 20 minutes prep. & eat time, used an electric whisk to blend some of the ingredients into the eggs.

breakfast

breakfast

3 Large Free Range Eggs Omlette (Organic Red Onion, Lowfat Cheddar Cheese, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Avocado & Organic Water Cress). 1 Slice German Rye and handmade humus spread Organic Kale, Spinach, Courgette and Beef Steak Tomato garnishments.

Before Photos

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Before Photos

 

Before photos to accompany yesterday’s little challenge as requested by a few of our audience.

Sheesh! We do have some work to do.┬áIt’s pushing 18 years since I tried anything remotely like this, so youth isn’t exactly on my side…

Luckily knowledge, cunning & experience are.

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