Monday, May 21, 2012

Raw Deal

As a personal trainer, I should have known to check the calorie count for the recipes in Day 1 of Fat Blast. It occurred to me as I pondered Ani Phyo's claim that I would be amazed how not hungry I was during the first phase of drinking only smoothies and eating soups. I was not, not hungry. To be clear, I was starving. By about 4:00pm I had fixed a small plate of pico de gallo with avocado and corn chips and plowed through it while adding up the calories in the day one meal plan: 580. 

Wow. That is simply unacceptable. You cannot find a reputable health organization or doctor to recommend that little calorie intake. The only diet I am even aware of to recommend so low is the HCG diet, which has its fare share of critics and for good reason. Even Biggest Loser contestants consume about 1200 calories a day. While dieting, 1500 is appropriate for most people.  

I will not be modifying this phase substantially, perhaps by consuming her recommended breakfast and lunch options and then enjoying a sensible vegan dinner. 

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