It's week three and we focus on food! Nick and I have very different diets.
"Not everyone can consume 1500 calories, 1800 calories or 2000," said Veronica Groves, R.N. from Christus Schumpert.
The difference for us isn't just about calories.
Nick is looking for a balanced diet with added protein from meat.
I am a vegetarian, making the transition to vegan. We'll talk about my diet next week.
"This week our nutrition expert Veronica Groves gives Nick some tips. She says to build and maintain muscle, protein is key, but she discourages fad diets which eliminate carbs in favor of high protein.
"I'm definitely a believer in healthy lifestyle modifications. You gotta do something that's achievable again on the long-term."
Adding variety will help you stick with it.
"If you like chicken or you like fish, that's great," said Groves. "Change it up otherwise you're gonna get tired of it."
Speaking of getting tired, Trainer Janine Bratton continues whipping us into shape by introducing strength training.
She recommends two sets of 15 repetitions for each body part.
"When you are finished with 15, you should not be able to do anymore," instructed Bratton. "The last few in each set should be a big challenge."
And she says it's important not to work out the same body parts two days in a row, because your muscle needs time to rebuild.
Janine shows us a great exercise to work upper and lower body while improving balance.
Nick and I discover the anchor team who lifts weights together, loses weight together.
I've lost 3% of my body weight.
Nick has lost 3.5%.
So far, so good!
Figure out your own nutritional needs at www.choosemyplate.gov.