Sorry for the delay in the posting but there were a couple of hiccups along the way.
From now on I will post here every Sunday.
A little bit about me, my name is Lee Primeau and I was born in Plantation, Florida USA. Currently I live and work in the Netherlands. I have my Bachelors of Science in Human Environmental Sciences with a major in Food and Nutrition from The University of Alabama.
I have had numerous jobs in my life but the most memorable were my military service (U.S. Air Force as a Military Police Officer) and my current field.
Currently I am working in Biotech where I breed cells for medicinal treatments.
I enjoy doing these experiments because it keeps me connected to the field in which I originally studied. I like pushing my body to see in the end what results are shown.
On to the experiment itself:
So I received the initial lab results and included them here. It is important to know that I received the Corona vaccine 1st dose (Pfizer) a couple of days before the labs were taken. From the labs you can see that I am fairly healthy and no values had extreme high or low readings.
Regarding how it went so far, since I began (3June2021) I have found it difficult to stick to the exact caloric range I specified. Some days I either went a bit over or a bit under my target of around 2,200 kcal. This experiment is harder when comparing it to my previous experiment where I ate only Jimmy Joy meals and drank mainly water for six months straight. (see link above for more information) I find this interesting, but starting today I am going to stick to the original plan which is to eat Jimmy Joy 4 times a day (breakfast Plenny Shake 95 grams, 1st snack, 1 Plenny Bar, lunch 1 Plennypot, 2nd snack 1 Plennydrink then a home cooked dinner) for a total of 2,200 kcal a day of which JimmyJoy meals will comprise of 1,600 kcal.
I will increase my exercise routine, the plan is to do exercises within my home such as jump roping, push ups, sit ups, burpees, jumping jacks. I am exited to see if I make it to my goal of gaining at least 1% of muscle mass, losing a minimum of 1% of fat a month and finally getting to my goal weight of 159.6 lbs or 72.3 kg.
I took photos today of my body for the before and started tracking my weight to include muscle mass, total body water and fat percent using my at home scale. I wanted to use the BodPod measurements but that provided difficult to obtain with the current pandemic.
The values are as follows:
Height: 5¨11 inches or 1.80 meters
Weight 181.4 lbs or 82.3 kg
Muscle percent: 43.1
Total body water percent: 63.4
Fat percent: 15.5
Goal weight difference: 21.8 lbs or 9.9kg
Kcal per day: 2,200 (meaning needed to reach goal)
BMI: 25.3 placing me just in the overweight category which is between 25.0-29.9. (source CDC)
Regarding how I felt, I like how Jimmy Joy´s products are easy and convenient to make. At the moment I am very busy with a starting a new job, being a husband and a father. I have also found that I have more energy than previously before and I sleep better.
FYI once a month there will be a live Q&A with me under Jimmy Joy´s Instagram page. (@JimmyJoyFood).
I hope you enjoy the experiment and I am looking forward to hearing from you.