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Oh, he can eat a two pound steak. As often as he wants to. It's all protein, fat and water, but zero carbohydrates.
No carbohydrates means no fuel, so the body must fall back on the reserves and the bacon belt melts. The problem is, that these reserves can't be accessed so easily and too much physical activity might lead to him collapsing and not getting up again. I would not try this without medical supervision and certainly not go merrily running around in lonly places.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
I just like quoting the choc bar vs exercise example.
People, especially in the new year, tend to do it all from the start and fail. Start small and start with your diet. I've changed my diet this year and any day now, I'll be getting the cross trainer downstairs to take it to the next level. Yep, any day now
I may drop out of the discussion, i am not a fan of the low carb hype-train, i am not a fan of energy boosters or high nutrient drinks for or after "workout".
I prefer the steady and probably more effort costing method.
And since our views differ on that alot i guess it's better not to argue about it.
Because in the end, everybody needs to find his way to do it
I've manage to lose quite a bit, about 1.4 kg/week by walking fast (about 6 km/h) for 5 kms a day (basically walking from the train station to work each morning and each evening), eating mostly vegetables for lunch and fish or white meat with abundant vegetables at dinner. Carbs are ok but no more than 2/3 times per week.
The amount lost each week decreased with time since I had less luggage to drag around for each movement but I managed to lose 17 kg in 6 months.
Over the following years I managed to get them all back, first slowly and then always faster, due to back problems that kept me from exercising regularly and my usual gluttony that avalanched more and more. Now I'm on diet again + gym and I'm starting to lose weight again.
I'm just sharing my experience, maybe it will help you... BTW I don't drink except on very special occasions.
I got on very well with WeightWatchers - online only. I started because my partner did it, and just by eating the meals she was, still raiding the snack machine at work, still drinking like a fish at weekends, even I lost half a stone.
There are some cracking recipes on the site - we have about a seven week rotation of meals that we still eat even when not on the diet (Potato, Pea & Paneer Balti is a special favourite)
Considering your old moniker, fat_boy, it can't be that recent.
Opinion: Don't go zero carb, your body will go into starvation mode and start spewing out huge amounts of enzymes to use every gram of the food you eat. Plus it makes you hungrier. That's simply how we are made.
So go low and slow, but don't cut it completely.
To keep the worst parts of losing weight at bay, (hunger, mood swings, and weakness) you need to think of your blood sugar level.
When the blood sugar is high, the surplus is stored away as fat. So, keep your portions smaller and reduce the amount of carbs. Especially the fast carbs that spikes your blood sugar.
When your blood sugar is low, the body doesn't just react by making you hungry, it also creates extra much enzymes to turn the fat and proteins you eat into energy. So you need to snack in between your meals to keep your blood sugar from dropping to much.
Then again, all these diets, low GI, LCHF and whatever is the hype is today, are better designed to keep you from gaining weight. To lose weight you simply need to eat less than you use. There's no way around that.
Well, you cant go zero carb, plant fiber is a carb, so broccoli has a glycemic index of 40 or so, so in fact what it is a low GI diet, any carb lower than GI 50.
This stops blood sugar spiking up, triggering insulin and fat storage. Without the insulin the body starts to use its fat store instead of triggering hunger (because you dont go into a low blood sugar state).
One benefit of apple cider vinegar is helping to normalise blood sugar, so I am taking that too.
There isn't any point pretending, I am gross. So, time to do something about it
There's nothing gross about it, and 120 kg is enough to work as a bouncer. I'm underweight, so trying to do your opposite.
Also taking apple cider vinegar, 2 teaspoons before a meal, and at night. Unpasteurised. Apparently it has good bacteria in it.
Yes, because it is fermented. Stuff like sauerkraut (on bread with a wurst, or "hotdog"), kefir (fermented milk, yoghurt like), kombucha (fermented tea), and any pickles contain similar bacteria. If you pasteurize any of those (or heat it in general), then some of the good bacteria in it will die. The sauerkraut has the added benefit of providing lots of fibers.
Diet, basically zero carbs/low GI
So no more take-out Chinese or pizza? I do hope you have at least one cheat-day per month?
And I am allowing myself red wine, say three glasses or so a night.