Blog: Max Luchs loses weight


Feb. 26, 2008

Hi Everyone. I haven't forgotten my New Years resolution, have you? I am still going very strong. I will not have any new numbers for you until Mar. 2. I only look at the scale once a month. Next week I will have my new weight and I will post all of my new measurements. I thought it would be a great idea to tell others what a typical daily food intake looks like. Jerrod, my dietitian and I have come up with this strategy to date and it's quite regular.

Here are the first set of body pictures. Its been about 7 weeks and I thought that I would begin to show some results.

-- Max

  • 7:30 a.m.: 2 egg whites, 2 tsp ketchup + 1 boca burger + water
  • 10 a.m.: 6 oz non fat yogurt + 10 unsalted almonds + water or 12 fl oz tea, 2 Splenda
  • 12:30 - 1 p.m.: 4-6 slices deli turkey breast + mustard + lettuce and tomato slices + 1 slice bread, wheat, whole wheat or rye. No mayo, no cheese. Water
  • 1 - 3 p.m.: Wworkout anywhere from 1-2 hours + Clementine oranges (4-6 small) + water throughout the workout
  • 3:30 p.m.: Other half turkey breast sandwich + water
  • 4 p.m.: Lacrosse Practice
  • 6:30 p.m.: 4-6 cups raw or 2 cups cooked greens or really unlimited non-starchy vegetables. I am allowed 2 tbsp of any type condiment. Up to 8 oz of lean protein, nothing breaded, nothing fried or in any type of oil or sauce. I do enjoy starch such as rice or pasta or beans. If I do eat these types of food, I limit my portions to 1-1.5 cups. As I am learning, quantity is more realistic and important than quality when it comes to starchy carbohydrates. Water.

No Snacking for 56 days after dinner -- I can tell its working.


Feb. 11, 2008

Hi Everyone. My name is Max Luchs. For those of you who don't know what's going on, let me explain very briefly. I am a 15-years-old and fat. Obese to be polite, but the "f" word motivates me. I will lose 100 pounds this year. To help me accomplish my goal of approximately 8 pounds each month, I am working with Jerrod Libonati, a Registered Dietitian (RD) and who is also my trainer for two hours each day.

I took on this goal for the sole purpose of preventing disease such as type II diabetes, which is largely a weight related disease. It runs in my family and I have watched my father struggle with his health over the past several years.

Lori Corbin, better known as the Food Coach at ABC7 is following me quite closely. The initial taping done in early January was to inform the public about New Years Resolutions that typically fail and the poor attrition rates of those who "diet".

It's my 36th day, no dieting, just hard work. Snacking has become my new finding. Jerrod encourages me with phone calls throughout the day and usually a text or email, reminding me of the importance of "putting in a little fuel" throughout the day. No foods have been taken from me, not even carbs as Jerrod believes carbs are one of the best sources of essential vitamins and minerals. I am taking pictures and measurements once a week.

Starting Weight was 283.5, current weight as of Super bowl Sunday was 267.5. Changes in all areas are being noticed. My neck went from 17.5 to 16 and a quarter inches. Chest is down from 46and three fourths to 44 and three fourths. Stomach has seen the largest change. Down to 45 and a quarter from 47 and a half inches. My right thigh has come down an inch, from 27 to 26 inches.

Talk to you in a week,

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