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09-25-2008, 08:11 AM
I posted this previously, but it was in the wrong forum. Sorry about that.

Anyhow, I was wondering if anyone here has been doing the BFL, or has done it in the past and what they think of it.

I just received the diet pack from my gym and I'm hoping to lean out and build some muscle.

09-25-2008, 08:35 AM
Hi Taurie,
Many of us here have done Body for Life or similar programs. It was my introduction to a structured weightlifting and nutrition program. I did 2 challenges, more or less by the gook, before branching out and experimenting with different approaches.

I think for your goals of gaining muscle, it's a fabulous program. From your stats, it looks like you don't need to lose weight, but want to change you body composition. BFL is a great way to do that. Don't be surprised if you actually gain scale weight and get smaller. When I did my first 12 week challenge, I gained 2 pounds, lost 8% body fat, and went from a tight size 6 (US) jeans size to a loose 4.

Usually I tell women who are using BFL to lose weight to do more cardio, but I think in your case, the original plan would work.

Be careful of the free days- for many of us it re-triggered old binge eating habits.

Have fun and stick around!


09-25-2008, 01:30 PM
Hi Taurie! :wave:

I've also been successful following the Body for Life program. It was my introduction to lifting and eating as well. For the most part I just continued to incorporate many of the eating principles into my eating even today. It has really helped me develop better eating habits such as making sure I always have a good protein source at every "feed" as well as eating at evenly spaced intervals. The best thing I learned from the program was to take time to prepare a healthful mini meal during that mid afternoon crazy time when my eating would just spiral out of control.

Good luck! and enjoy the program.

09-25-2008, 01:53 PM
Here ya go:


Also if you do a search for "body for life" (put it in quotes in the search field), you'll get 20+ pages of results.

Hope that helps! :)


09-25-2008, 02:33 PM
Thanks ladies! I just wanted to try a different plan for a bit to re-motivate myself. It's good to know the plan is a good one :)

Also if you do a search for "body for life" (put it in quotes in the search field), you'll get 20+ pages of results.

Hope that helps! :)


AAAhhhh! So that's how you do it. I've tried it, but I obviously did it wrong!

09-25-2008, 02:38 PM
Yeah, that 3-letter limit can mess up your search results. But if your 3-letter word is part of a group of words in quotes, then the search works.

I found that out via trial and error. :)


09-25-2008, 02:48 PM

I wish there was someone here to buddy up with... my bf was going to do along with me, but then decided against the investment. He doesn't need it though... he's a freak of nature; naturally lean and puts muscle on by an occasional visit to the gym.