Believe me, when it comes to weight loss I have tried EVERYTHING! From Weight Watchers to Dr.Bernstien, South Beach to Jenny Craig you name it, I have done it! Each and every time I would come to lose around 10-15 pounds I would reward myself with ?!? You guessed it, FOOD! Everything from chinese to doughnuts, chips with dip and anything that was deep-fried. The weight would simply come back faster than you could imagine.
For the past week I have been studying The Slow Carb Diet from The book The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferris. It is reassuring to know that Tim has not only done the diet himself but that It has taken him over 10 years and hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical experiments to come up with a scientifically proven diet. I am determined to make this work! It seems pretty straight forward so far.
1. Avoid “White” Carbohydrates (or anything that can be white) Exception: cauliflower
2. Eat the same few meals over and over again
3. Don’t Drink Calories
4. Don’t Eat Fruit
5. Take one day off per week (Binge Day)
I believe with any diet it is very important to want this for you and no-one else. It is important to be organized and to set goals along the way.
So you may be thinking why now? what will be different this time?
For me it is a few things:
1. I am sick of feeling lethargic
2.I want to be heathy and to add years to my life
3. I have registered for the Lululemon SeaWheeze Half Marathon and have 173 days to train!!!
4. I have an entire wardrobe in sizes 6 and 7 just waiting for me to wear
5. I want to be able to rock a bikini or some pretty lingerie for my husband
6. Most of all I am ready and willing to do this for ME!
Yesterday started with a motivational wall to keep me inspired throughout the journey, Here are some of the things on it:
The afternoon was then followed by an Aquafit class at the gym and a grocery shopping trip to the states. All in all we remained focused on the diet and I mapped out a gym schedule when we got home.
Today I am feeling good. We started the morning with a high protein breakfast within 30mins of waking up (This is one of the crucial steps of the 4 hour body). Evan though I am not a huge fan of beans I realize how important they are to eat on this diet. So for breakfast we had Nulaid Reddi Egg Scrambled Eggs with Pancetta, Canned Re-fried Beans, Arriba! Fire Roasted Black Bean and Corn Salsa weighing in at 27g of protein.
Now it’s time for one more chapter in the 4-Hour Body, Lunch, Gym and work. Until next time 🙂