Well I decide to give the AD a try. I went to the doctor for a bum hamstring on 7/7 and found my body weight was way up! The sad thing is I was kinda watching what I ate! So I’m sure I was heavier prior to that. I was a whopping 348 lbs and I’m '5"11. I was pissed and embarrassed to say the least.
I decide to give myself a change, but I wanted a gradual change. So I started the next day out eating carbs, but stopped at 2pm I wanted to do this for a week and then move to 12/noon, then 10am and then no carbs all togeter. Well the first day was cake, so was the second, then the third I decided to just quite carbs all together. I would still use the weekend for fuel which I know wasn’t that smart. I did the next week with low calorie to piss the system off, but I did no breads, rice or pasta. I ate a lot of jerk (turkey & beef), cashews, salads, ect.
Last week I really went over the edge, had nothing but protein/fats and nuts, no veggies or salads. This was what I thought the diet was about since I got some bad advice and didn’t do any searching. So I figured last week sucked and I had some decent energy, some sluggishness towards the end of the week, two great days of lift (Mon & Wed). So Thurs day I went meat shopping, today I trained again and have done so much reading it’s not even funny. I’ll be going to the store again today for more veggies, fish, cheese and heavy cream. I also picked up some Evening Primrose, Fish Oil as well as I’ve been using Joint Support with EFA’s.
So far today have had a decent headache nothing major and I’ve had flu like symtoms for the past few days (running nose). I figured last week was a junk run, but it did some good and makes me feel great about adding veggies back in, so I’m going to continue through this weekend and next week as my 12 days. I may carb up next week for the full time (24-48) or just after training on Saturday morning or if things go great Sunday or if things go awesome I’ll just do another week to make sure I get the full effect of the true diet and not the crap I was following for the past few weeks.
This is not my first run at low/no carbs. Back in 1999 I used Dan D’s Body Opus and had awesome results. I went from 320 to 235 in a matter of months 3-5 if my memory serves me right. So I’m excited, right now short term I’d like to see 300 and then see what happes. In the long run I’d like to see 250 if I can.
After working out today, I jumped on the scale and am down 10 lbs since 7/9/08. Now with the new approach or should I say the correct approach I’m excited to see what happens over the next few weeks.
Just wanted to post and I’ll be following along.
Just a sampl of today:
3 egg Omlete w/cheese, 1 1/2 to 2 tbls of Olive oil
2 slices of ham
instant coffee for the gym
Gym, had a great workout
1 scoop NO whey, 1 scoop Pro Complex w/two scoops milled flax, 1 tbls of Olive oil.
1 cup of pulled pork
3-5 small sticks of celery
creme cheese w/almonds mixed in (not so good)
Small cube steak
Rotisery chicken breast w/skin
5-7 small celery sticks
3 cheese sticks
1 scoop NO Whey, 1 scoop Pro Complex, 4 tbls of heavy cream, fish oil and evening primrose
2 hamburger patties w/cheese
2 cups spinach w/4-6 oz of brocolli and pitted olives soked w/olive oil, vin. then vin/oil/lemon juice for dressing
4 string cheese
1 scoop NO whey w/2 tbls of heavy cream (by the way I love heavy cream!)
One thing that has been bugging me is how close to bed time can you eat (meat & veggies) or even take a shake?
I’m hungry pretty much all the time and I try to eat as much as possilbe, but it’s tough when at work and also at home some time. I’ve never been the calorie counter so I suck at knowing how much I’m consuming, I’m sure I’m really low on calories and will try to add in a few more meals if time permits. My job is walk in and phone related in the investment business, so some time just getting food in really sucks. I’m really hoping for the best, I’m a cancer survivor (Hodgkin’s Lymphoma) from 2002 and I’d hate to beat that and die of heart problems.
Thanks in advance for any tips or suggestions.