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Monday, March 27, 2006

Meal Builder

Hey All!!

Thanks so much for your comments last week about your tv favorites and your nice words about my CSI Miami episode.

I want to switch gears a bit here and let you in on what has been going on with me for the past couple of weeks. I am going to be doing a few photo shoots in support of exercize and fitness and so I'm expected to be really lean. We all know how difficult that can be (for most of us, me included!) However, I just found the most helpful tool on the web at none other than my pals at Champion-Nutrition's website. There is a great free download called the Pre-Competetion Meal Builder that helps keep track of calories, macronutrients, and the efficiency of each food. It really makes you think everytime you open your mouth to stick more calories in it. With summer just around the corner and the beach beckoning, you may just want to check it out yourself. Hey, it's never too late in the year to renew your New Year's Resolution!!

You can get the Champion Nutrition mealbuilder at under Downloads, or just click HERE. You need Microsoft Excell to use it.

It really works - I just lost 10 pounds in the last 2 weeks!! Let me know how your progress is going.

All Things Possible!


  • At 6:30 PM, March 27, 2006 , Blogger babyphat83 said...

    10 pounds in two weeks.. Whoa..

  • At 10:14 PM, March 27, 2006 , Anonymous DaveW said...

    I agree with Babyphat83 - whoa. I've gained 10 lbs in two weeks but to lose it...(just kidding, of course).

    But, aren't you worried about losing more than fat (i.e. muscle) with that kind of quick weight loss?

    None the less - I'll be downloading the program and giving it a try!


  • At 10:31 AM, March 28, 2006 , Anonymous Nisha said...

    Do you really have more than 10 pounds to lose? You always look so lean on camera. Good luck with your photo shoots. I know you will have eye catching results.

    I am starting my summer regime. I am a cardio junky. I just kicked my tread milling up to 45 minutes at 4.0 mph for five days a week. I am seeing result too but not 10 lbs. in two weeks. Wow!

    You have recommended the calorie counter, but do you also have a favorite Champion nutrition product? What ratio of suppliment and solid food would you suggest for a woman?

  • At 10:53 AM, March 28, 2006 , Blogger sherbear said...

    Will definitely check it out. Looking to slim down myself, again, since I am starting training for a half marathon in August, my first. Any suggestions for a first time runner?

    You looked great on CSI, I can't imagine where you have 10 pounds to spare... But I know you’ll be "maaahvelous!"


  • At 7:32 AM, March 29, 2006 , Blogger Ufuk said...

    your progress seems time i hope you have longer time for it :) did you lose all that weight with your diet or do you do sports as well?

    the software looks very good and it is really nice of your pals to give it away.. if i wanted to do something like this i would use it but i can't diet like this with counting calories or having strict arranged menus.. i never could.. yet i am doing okay weight wise with my own methods... just need more muscles and exercise which i am pretty lazy about.. Nisha, it was good to read your performance which definitely has a positive effect on me.. i am almost there with some more motivation :)

    When it comes to diet and nutrition there is bunch of things to say since i am into healthy living stuff and i would be more than happy to share if you are interested.. but i am not sure it is a good idea since there is certain focus here right now and different way of looking at it may not be good for the focus..

    Nevertheless, thank you very mcuh for sharing a great tool with us..

    good luck everyone who is trying..

  • At 11:32 AM, March 29, 2006 , Anonymous Christopher said...

    Wow, what a great response! Thanks. I hope that all of you who were able to download and use the meal builder found it useful! Thanks Babyphat and Dave - and yes, Dave, you're right. It is impossible to lose that much weight that fast without losing some muscle mass. If you notice on the meal builder there is actually a feature where it shows how much weight you propose to lose and how much of that weight is fat (usually about half).

    Nisha, sounds like you are already on a good program and bravo to you for creating a structure for yourself. As far as diet goes, I'd suggest that you use suppliments only when it isn't convenient to eat real food or when the available options aren't really options (ie: candy and junk food). I use Ultramet or Proscore 100 from Champion Nutrition but you may be interested in the Pure Whey as well. There are some awesome flavors there. Just make sure you eat 4-6 times a day and have protein with every meal. You'll be surprised how that will change your metabolism. Don't forget to drink water throughout the day as well!

    Hey Sheri - WOW a half marathon? That's maaaaahvelous! My biggest suggestion is to make sure that your shoes are new and have a ton of support. Some shoe stores will actually look at your foot and watch the way you walk and reccomend a shoe for you. One such store here in LA is called Top to Top. They reccomended the Brooks Beast for my flat feet. You may have a different gait but I highly reccomend Brooks for runners.

    Thanks Ufuk for the comments and I totally agree you need to prioritize the elements in your life. Good luck with your endeavors!

    All Things Possible!

  • At 8:21 PM, April 02, 2006 , Anonymous Gail said...

    Chris, you said your photo shoots are in support of exercise and fitness. What kinds of exercise do you do generally, besides strength training? Are you still running along with your dieting regime? I'm interested in a walking program, as my doctor has recommended that for losing weight and across-the-board fitness. Do you have any advice on walking programs (as opposed to running) or cycling and other fitness routines? What kinds of strength exercises do you recommend if a person does not have access to gym programs or equipment?

  • At 10:08 PM, April 04, 2006 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hey Gail!

    Great Question!!! There are a ton of exercizes you can do without the use of a Gym. walking is great as long as you can keep it vigorous enough to keep your heart rate up. You should be exerting yourself enough so that you can barely carry on a conversation. Here is a website I found that explains different ways to workout without weights too:
    Good Luck and keep me posted!!



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