Drew Ames wrote:
The regular exercise from aikido helps, but I've been training for nearly five years and actually managed to gain weight during that time. This indicates to me that my diet was the major problem, not lack of exercise.
Don't forget to factor in that you'll have packed on a few pounds of muscle as a result of your training! (Hurrah!)
Currently I'm trying to lose some lard by following the Gi Diet. This involves avoiding overly processed carbohydrates and going for carbs that are absorbed slowly, which gives a nice slow release of energy and avoids those dips in energy levels which make you hungry again. Also, involves 3 meals and 3 snacks a day, so i spend a lot of time eating.