Chris Tackles Day One of His Diet

First day — or not.

I actually started last week because I was on vacation and it seemed like a good chance to go all out. I cut carbs (bread, pasta, potato and rice), ate mostly fish, veggies, and such. And I did the running and lifting workouts described in Adam's book.

Click here to learn how to use the TNT diet Chris is following and click here to find out the fat-burning time zone-approved Condiments it allows.

The interval runs were killers!

The lifting came pretty easily to me because I have weight-trained on and off for most of my adult life.

My goal is to be 200 pounds, which means losing about 10 pounds and also getting some muscle back.

The week went well … I did the workouts and played tennis, tons of great memories with my wife and kids on the beach … BUT THEN — Right before we we came back from vacay — I STARTED TO FEEL A LITTLE WOOZY. I thought it was the sun and maybe sweating out more electrolytes and sodium than I was putting in.

A cautionary tale for going too hard too fast with diet modification?

I went to my doctor today to run some tests because I still feel a little off. Now, I am fine, but the message is clear:
ALL OF YOU, PLEASE, TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR FIRST, AND MAKE SURE YOU TAKE IT EASY AND TAPER OFF THE CARBS IN YOUR DIET … WE HAVE 6 WEEKS AFTER ALL.

Because of my exuberance, and a hefty workload, I will probably not get to exercise much this week … so I will have to stay true to the diet (within reason!).

Will let you know what the doc says!

Please send videos and messages of your progress here and look for Adam's hints online or at the Men's Health magazine's Web site.

Additional Items to Help You Shape Up

Click here for the TNT workout regimen and guidelines.

Click here for a calorie counter. And remember, this easy way to calculate your calories.

Multiply your target bodyweight (the amount you want to weigh) by 14. So if you're a woman who wants to weigh 125 pounds, you'd eat about 1750 calories a day. If you're a 220-pound guy who wants to be 180, you'd eat about 2500 calories a day.

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