May 30th, 2010
By Connie Moreno
Marc’s Before Shot
Marc’s After Shot
Marc in Action
About six months ago, I offered clients at CFO a free diet evaluation allowing them take a closer look at their eating habits to see what areas may need improvement. Marc took me up on the offer and quickly got to work on making some significant changes to his diet. I’m really excited about all the progress that he’s made and I’d like to highlight his hard work and success in this week’s post.
1. What kinds of changes have you made to your diet since you joined CFO?
The first major change I made to my diet was to go on the Zone around July 2009. I started with the 40:30:30 proportion and I immediately saw rapid fat loss. However I knew I needed to address food quality as well. At that time the majority of my protein came from dairy. I slowly moved toward eggs, meat and fish. Since the beginning of the year, I’ve completely eliminated all grains, dairy and alcohol.
It took me some time to settle on the amount of protein I need. When I started I had no idea what my lean body mass, so I started with 16 blocks. In October I got fat tested and from that I determined I needed 18 blocks. I upped it to 20 grams early this year, based on activity level.
The biggest amounts I’ve played with are the carbs and fat. Initially, I halved the carbs, mainly because it got tedious trying to find so many carb blocks. That ended up producing better results. Then I reduced it again to a quarter of my protein blocks. So now I’m at 20 Protein 5 Carbs 40 Fat.