Body For Life
Posted 22 April 2006 - 06:11 PM
Posted 27 May 2006 - 09:31 AM
The Body for Life program is very adaptable, so I would give it a go. The program is not scientific, so it shouldn't matter if you make substitutions for your dietary needs. I think the only complication would be with the supplements, which by the way, are not needed to succeed at the program. Most of the supplements are for people who are too busy/lazy to cook or prepare meals. I would follow the basic recommendations for meal planning, and of couse do the workouts (which are great). The whole success of this program is based on consistancy and changing bad habits.
You can do it!! Hope to see you pic posted on the website one day : )
Heather : )
Posted 16 July 2006 - 08:52 AM
I am Gluten-free Casein-free and was wondering if anyone has tried the Body For Life program? The majority of the food suggestions are gluten-free, but not cf and I wasn't sure if substitutions would be adequate.
I tried it before I went gluten-free (4 weeks gluten-free). If you look at what exercise is recommended it is very high intensity. If you have not been gluten-free for long enough, you may not recover quickly enough. I know that when I did high intensity work outs, I would feel really bad 3-4 hours afterward (like I had zero energy, headaches, etc).
But I think BFL is a great program. From a training standpoint it makes sense for most people. For Celiacs, I think it can work too, I just don't know how much time on a gluten-free diet is needed first. Most posters here have said it can take six months to a year for your small intestines to heal. I imagine that will be about the time that I try it again.
Good luck with whatever you decide.
Posted 16 July 2006 - 10:00 AM
Posted 16 July 2006 - 10:44 AM
I did it for 12 weeks and lost 10-15 pounds. Granted, I already have a quasi-athletic build, but I became much stronger and had more energy in a long time.
The diet can be adapted to gluten free easily.
I highly recommend it.
Posted 06 August 2006 - 08:44 AM
Of course, when I weighed myself this morning I wistfully noted that I am currently 41 pounds heavier than my best weight on BFL. Job change (lost my gym), health issues, and just plain laziness got me to where I am today, but if you stick with it can be a lifelong plan. A coworker of mine has been doing it for 4+ years and is still in great shape.
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