I've been a workout NUT since I was in my teens and am now (gasp) 51. Full body periodized workouts. A bit of a food-Nazi as well (organic, blah-blah). Still ate carbs (I lifted weights, after all, ha.) and always had a lean body. Never had good energy though, always needing a nap after workouts or meals (meals that usually had HIGH carbs like brown rice).
Eh, it worked great until about 3 years ago when I quit my one vice, smoking the occasional cigarette and the weight came on(only 20 lbs, but none-the-less). So, let's just say that no matter how much I cut cals and how much I was advised to add cardio (while still lifting weights, thankfully)...not one ounce came off.
Years ago I did a cyclical ketogenic diet and loved when I was on a down cycle with no carbs and hated the up cycle of carb refeeding. When I came across this web site, it immediately made sense (this on the heels of someone suggesting The Zone, which made no sense to me at all). I've ordered the book and been following the food and exercise plan since last Wednesday. Thought it made sense to start a journal and chronicle my go of it. So, here we go!
I've lost 1.6 lbs since last Wednesday with about 23 to go to goal.
Breakfast: 2 eggs cooked in coconut oil, 2 slices bacon, salad with avocado, scallions and olive oil. 1 cup of coffee with heavy cream.
Lunch: Chicken fingers dredged in unsweetened coconut flakes and sauteed in coconut oil with coconut cream drizzled over it. Cauliflower.
Dinner will be: Big ol' steak, charred rare with salad with avocado, scallions and olive oil.
Workout was 30 minutes of low intensity (55-70%) elliptical.
Craving coconut cream! So glad to be here and read all of your posts.