So yeah. I'm back on the diet bandwagon :) After some success, a friend recommended Timothy Ferriss' The Four-Hour Body to me and I read it (first section only, the other sections are about gaining strength, getting better at sex and becoming a "superhuman"). And I thought, why not? It's easy to follow, seems legit and y'know, it'd be nice to fit into my Ted Baker jeans again...
Basically, the diet claims that you can lose 20lbs in 30 days on the "Slow-Carb Diet". So that's about 9kg. I've been weighing myself everyday and also my waist/hip measurement too. I started at 73kg and my goal is 68kg (for now).( THE RULESCollapse )
A lot of people have already said how ridiculous the diet is, and all the health risks and stuff like that. But hey, Ferriss is still kicking.
The first two days were hard. I was getting a bit dizzy in the middle of the day. But I just upped my water intake and added spinach to my breakfast, it was good :)
My eating plan for the last week and a half kind of looked like this:
Breakfast: Scrambled egg whites, lentils, cauliflower/broccoli, chicken (first week)/Scrambled egg whites, black beans, spinach (this week)
Lunch: Tuna/ham riceless sushi rolls with lettuce/avocado
Dinner: Mixed vegies and protein (beef, chicken, fish)
I really should be eating legumes with every meal, to at least up my calorie intake, but dammit I hate the taste of beans. But yeah, it's been alright. I don't think I've been super strict (because I eat what my mum makes...) and I accidentally ate corn...
But I dropped to 72kg on Day 4 and then 71 on Day 5.
And hello CHEAT DAY!
My first cheat day was a little disappointing to be honest. I was reeeaaally craving sweets but I was satisfied as soon as I had a taste of some yoghurt for breakfast... didn't stop me from indulging all day though haha
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, vegies, yoghurt, jaffa balls (yes...)
Lunch: Buffet thing for my cousin's 1st birthday! Consisted of fried rice, noodles, roast duck, soft drinks...
Dinner: Ravioli (couldn't finish it!), jaffa balls...
Aaaand, I remained at 71kg the day after. Which I thought was odd because most people have said they put on weight and then lost it by mid-week. I'm at 70.5kg at the moment. So what am I doing? I'm upping the ante cheat day tomorrow!:
I am planning to eat/have bought:
A protein shake
A pizza roll
2 cream filled doughnuts
4 mini berry scrolls
Cheese melt garlic bread
Asian All-You-Can-Eat Dinner :)
I"m really looking forward to tomorrow :)
But yeah, we'll see how I go, eh.