So, here we are, the end of the diet. I’ve already sung Julie’s praises enough so won’t bang on about how awesome she is again here. I will repeat though, that this was done without calorie counting, or starving, or going without her favourite foods (for too long anyway).
Not only does she look great now, we have a two-pronged attack against her piling weight back on now that she’s finished with the programme.
1. The most important one, is that we’ve worked very hard to change habits with this plan rather than temporarily change behaviour. As Julie has said a few times during this process, the changes have become automatic. This is what we’re after.
2. By doing simple weight bearing exercises like pushups, sit-ups and squats, alongside interval training, we’ve encouraged the development of lean muscle which will increase Julie’s metabolic rate, meaning that her body will use more calories at rest. Along with the dietary boosts we’ve encouraged to her metabolism, Julie will find it much easier to maintain a steady weight.
Unlike the diets that I’ve done here, I didn’t track Julie’s weight and encouraged her not to as well, so there aren’t any weight stats. I did that because I think that too many people (Julie definitely among them) obsess about things they don’t really care about during diets (like what the numbers on a set of scales say) instead of the things they do care about (like how they look when standing naked in front of a mirror).
The complete list of Julie’s endeavours can be found here. This includes the details of her diet. Any questions about it can be sent to me at email@example.com, I promise I’ll get back to you as quickly as I can. Otherwise, onto the pics!