No Coffee :-(

I NEED CAFFEINE RIGHT NOW!!!! BUT I can’t drink coffee black, and I’m trying this new slow carb diet from the 4 hour body, which doesn’t allow you to really indulge in artificial sweeteners.

No more than 16 oz a day of diet, artificially sweetened anything!

Yep, Splenda and such can have a negative effect on fat loss. I didn’t believe it at first. I mean how can something without calories keep you from losing fat? I mean I know losing fat isn’t simply about calories in vs. calories out and is affected by the quality of calories you eat, BUT STILL! I WANT MY MORNING CAFFE VANILLA LIGHT FRAP!

But no! I will exhibit some self-control, which is difficult when I haven’t gotten much sleep and was up at 4:30 a.m. again. I just keep reminding myself that I can have a Frap on Saturday since on the 4 hour body diet you are allowed one cheat day each week! YAY for Saturday! Just another reason to look forward to the weekend!

On a different note, box squats are really really good. What a great way to increase the amount you can squat! Yesterday the man bicep group did them. It is really tough sitting down past parallel, pausing and then standing back up with the weight on your back. Candy and I managed to do box squats with 165lbs. Not too shabby! 🙂

Today we will be doing the Filthy 50, which is always a tough one. You try to complete all of the reps and exercises as quickly as possible.

Filthy 50:
50 Box jumps
50 Jumping Pull ups
50 KB swings
50 Walking Lunges
50 Knees to Elbows
50 Push Press (45lbs)
50 Back Extensions
50 Wall Ball
50 Burpees
50 Double Unders

Give it a try!

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Posted on August 16, 2011, in Diet, Workout and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. 1. Change your brewing method. Drip-brewed coffee is frequently extracted at too high a temperature, resulting in brew that tastes burned. French press with water that isn’t quite boiling, and you’ll get coffee that’s delicately flavored.

    2. Heavy cream. Works pretty well, is delicious. Whip it with cinnamon/cloves/vanilla extract for a few minutes with a hand mixer…your drink will feel like it’s from Starbucks.

    3. Salt! Sounds strange, sure, but it’s a quick trick to mask bitterness and enhance sweet flavors within the coffee. Just don’t use too much 🙂

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