Day #8 of the “Diet Within a Diet” – Goal: To lose 5 pounds in 21 days while continuing to build bone!

This I weighed in at 116.0, slightly down from yesterday.  Perhaps today will be the turning point in the tug-of-war between losing weight and building muscle and bone.  For every pound of muscle gained, the body must gain three pounds of water to support the muscle!  Working out may cause weight gain at first while we’re trying to lose weight, but eventually working out will bring about real weight loss because increased muscle mass burns more calories…as well as building stronger bones!

Here’s what I ate today:

Breakfast:  Water, Fruity Protein Shake, raspberry tea with Beyond C powder, supplements

Morning Snack:  Greens+ Energy bar, water

Lunch:  3 cups of apple, celery, and carrot chucks drizzled with 2 tbsp. of almond butter

Afternoon Snack:  1/2 green pepper, 1 tomato, water

Before supper snack:  Banana

Supper:  Small serving of steak, long grain and wild rice, broccoli, cinnamon apple tea, water

Bedtime:  Greens Shake, water

Reflection on Day #8: I ran 3.1 miles on the treadmill at Planet Fitness this morning…and it was fun!  My stamina and strength are definitely improving!

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