Resisting diet demons (and pie) to get a six-pack


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iReporter Jason Dinant on a quest for six-pack abs has sweet tooth binge; Men’s Health model and fitness expert said falling off wagon is OK if temporary; Dinant reports that so far, his abs are looking more like a four-pack He eats 16 egg whites, 1¼ pounds of meat, 4 cups of veggies, potatoes, rice a day.

Midway through Jason Dinant’s fitness journey to get six-pack abs by June, the 27-year-old had a breakdown.

 

After months of eschewing junk food in favor of lean protein — egg whites, chicken breast and vegetables — he devoured pie. The slice came from Marie Callender’s, drizzled with caramel, loaded with candied apples and layered with cream cheese.

 

Yes, it was delicious, Dinant said.

 

Then he got home and had a Tootsie Roll. Then, he ate a Klondike ice cream bar.

 

The breakdown came late February after months of following a lean diet. It also came with consequences.

 

“When I woke up the next day, I had a horrible stomach ache,” Dinant said. “My trainer said once you’re on the diet, you can try to go back and have a day where you binge on bad food and it’s going to give you a stomach ache.”

 

Since January, CNNhealth has been following the progress of three iReport contributors as they strive to meet their New Year’s diet and fitness goals.

 

One of them is Dinant, a Las Vegas, Nevada resident, who wanted to get a six-pack by summer in time for his 10-year high school reunion. He also wants to show off a chiseled stomach on his blog called “Naked Boy News,” where he stands shirtless to give “the naked truth about today’s news.”

 

The junk food breakdown came after almost two months of staying on a lean diet. The self-described “candyaholic” often craved his favorite treats like York Peppermint patties, macaroons, Mounds bars and Coca Cola.

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