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Old 03-08-2008, 12:02 PM   #1
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Police Test Diet oh joy...

I am going on a diet that I am not happy about at all. I am 5'10 and weigh 195-200. I am taking the Philadelphia Police Test in May. I am not worried at all about the written part, because I passed it before a few years ago. I never went on because I took another job, and at that time, the money was very good.

Anyway, I am going for this again and need to pass. I need to lose 20Lbs and bench 100% of my weight. This diet is very hard, because it is a crash, but I need to do what I need to do.

The diet is this:

-Chicken and Turkey. No red meat.
-No bread at all. YES THIS MEANS PASTA!! AAAHHH!!!!
-As much fruit and veggie as I want.
-no soda or WINE...AAAHHHHH!!!!
-No cheese.
-no sweets.
-Run 2 miles a day.
-300 push ups a day, 300 sit ups. This can be broken down in groups of 20.

As you can see, this is not easy. However in 3 months I'll be in shape and ready to take on the Police test.................if I'm not dead yet lol.


EDIt: Sorry, I didn't see the Diets forum. Feel free to move me over.

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Old 03-08-2008, 04:45 PM   #2
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Holy Cow! That's a lot of work, but with determination, I'm sure you'll do quite well. I see there's no cheese, but are you allowed to drink milk? (proven source to help in weight loss, and it is so good for you!)
Please let us know how your diet is going - we're rooting for you :)
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Good luck!!

No pasta... That is sad!
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Old 03-08-2008, 05:12 PM   #4
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Thanks for the support, i'm gonna need it lol.

I expect to cheat from time to time. I LOVE pasta, so I know I'll slip. I talked to a diettion, and she said that everyone cheats. The imporntant thing is that after I slip, to get back on the wagon. If I slip and slip and slip, I'm screwed.

The good news is that even if I don't lose 20 pounds, I should come close to it, even 10. Plus, I'll be working my arms and stomach, and running to build stamina. I have to run a 12 min mile to get in. There is NO SECOND CHANCE.

Again, thanks for your support here guys. i'll keep you posted each week. Also the month of the test I am joining a gym just for the 30 days. That should give me extra crunch time and weights to lift.
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Thats pretty much The Zone diet by Dr. Barry Sears. I read the book and did it for a year, it does work. I still make some of the recipes, let me know if you want some ideas!
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Old 03-08-2008, 06:45 PM   #6
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Thats pretty much The Zone diet by Dr. Barry Sears. I read the book and did it for a year, it does work. I still make some of the recipes, let me know if you want some ideas!

Did it work for you? How much did you lose in 3 months?
What are some ideas?

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Holy Cow! That's a lot of work, but with determination, I'm sure you'll do quite well. I see there's no cheese, but are you allowed to drink milk? (proven source to help in weight loss, and it is so good for you!)
Please let us know how your diet is going - we're rooting for you :)
Yes, milk and even cheese IS ok, as long as it is fat free.
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whew!

(are you allowed to go back to real eating after the test?)
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Pasta you can do it. You can do it.

But I do not want to hear anything about a relapse, a slip.

No, never.

If this is as important to you as you say it is you can do it.

It will be a tough two months. But if you really want to be a Philly cop, and I really hope you make it, change your life for two months.

Don't know what you are eating or drinking right now but put it down.

Water or diet drinks only.

And get rid of that dietician who says everyone cheats. You cannot. You have to lose twenty pounds in a couple of months and the idea that it is OK to cheat cannot be in your mind.

You have to be set on the goal. Think of Rocky. Think of anything. But be strong.

This is a choice point, you make the grade or you do not.

You can do it.
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whew!

(are you allowed to go back to real eating after the test?)
I'm already looking forward to it lol
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