Last night and this morning (while at the gym) I thought alot about the results I produced this past week. When I returned home from the gym I had comments from Lilla and Mike regarding those results. I then went into physiquetransformation.com to check off my meal for the morning (I use it for tracking my food intake) and there was a message about the “conditioning phase” that hit me hard.
You see, physiquetransformation.com strongly believes that most people have damaged their metabolism by consistently not eating enough food throughout their lifetime. They have a Physique Transformation program that is split into 3 phases–conditioning, fat burning and maintenance. How it works is you first go through an analysis of your diet. For a minimum of 3 days and a maximum of 7 days you enter everything you eat without censoring your food intake. When analysis is done, the system starts you on your conditioning phase. For me, this meant I was to eat 2400 calories in the first week. The program has charted a course for me as follows:
Week 1 – 2400 calories
Week 2 – 2600 calories
Week 3 – 2800 calories
Week 4 – 3000 calories
Week 5 – 3200 calories
Week 6 – 3400 calories
Week 7 – 3600 calories
Week 8 – 3800 calories
Week 9 will begin fat burning phase
As I thought this through I realized that since I definitely agree with the concept of a conditioning phase, I need to stick with this program of nutrition to see what happens. They guarantee results or my money back, so what have I got to lose? Thus, I am going to be aiming for these caloric targets for the next few weeks. It actually plays into my hands because in 2 weeks I plan to start a bulking phase and that will be when I hit the 3000 to 3200 calorie mark. It just fits with what I'm doing and it seems to work (so far).
Thanks for the advice and encouragement.
Now…GET BACK TO LIFTING!