Dolce has agreed to oversee my weight-loss programme. 6 foot tall and weighing 210lb (15 stone), I’m aiming to drop 30lb (two stone) in twelve weeks. At 48, I’m up against not a champion fighter, but a normal journalist’s life style, which includes continuous travel and negative consuming routines.
So far, I’ve followed Dolce’s instructions to the letter: all the “normal” meals has been cleared from the fridge and kitchen cupboards, to be stored in boxes or given away. Fortunately there are no household meals to worry about: each my daughters are at university and my wife Andrea, a qualified yoga instructor, is joining me on the diet regime.
Armed with a 137-page manual, a buying list, recipes and twelve DVDs, I’m ready to tackle the Dolce regime. I’ll be committing to an hour of extreme plyometric physical exercise – in which muscle tissues exert optimum force in as quick a time as feasible – which signifies that, each and every day, I’ll be attacking thin air with my fists, knees and feet, and lifting light weights although doing so.
I am permitted 4 meals and two snacks daily. But there is no worries about calorie counting – as extended as I stick to the recipes in Dolce’s guide.
On the menu are meals such as almond milk (lactose and cholesterol-free of charge), natural agave nectar, chickpeas, broccoli, quinoa, buckwheat, tofu and wild salmon people far more linked with high-finish diet mags than fight culture. Andrea is delighted: there are oats and berry smoothies for breakfast, dates and pecans for a mid-morning snack, Waldorf “warrior” salad and a skinny “sumo” stir-fry for dinner.
Like a fighter pursuing the world title belt, the achievement of this experiment could come down to how considerably I want this. I’ll be travelling to fights for five of the following twelve weeks, so the genuine check will be sticking to the Dolce plan even though on the move.
The guy himself is encouraging. “There’s no reward with no the ache,” he tells me. But, he guarantees that the programme, if I stick to it, will transform me into “the particular person you deserve to be”.
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