"Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine
Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.
My nutrition/fitness/critical thinking blog:
Ok...weighed in and took measurements this morning....I've started. Let's see where this takes me. Just finished the oatmeal smoothie...tastes ok but not crazy about texture.
55 yr old male
She has way too many soup recipes which hold zero appeal right now when it's 90 degrees outside.
Are finding it easy to stick to her portions etc?
55 yr old male
I just want to say that I clicked into your jewellery link in your sig and I can't see your body, but you have a beautiful face, and in addition you're clearly very talented. When you feel down about your weight, try to remember that
Everyone will see something different when they look at you - and honestly, other people's weight isn't as important to anyone's as their own is.
And keep the faith! If this diet really is improving your metabolism, the weight loss is going to come with a myriad of other benefits. Start looking out for them
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat
I looked at the review of the diet and one of the reviewers calculated that it's like 600-800 cals a day diet for the first 4 days. How are your hunger levels? I normally start chewing furniture on below 1000 cals by 4 pm on the second day.
Here is the quote from the review:
Now, I spent about an hour breaking down 1 day of each phase to give you the calorie count of the suggested menu using the recipes given by the author. The calories are for the serving sizes given if you want to lose 20 pounds or less, regardless of your age, sex or weight.
Phase 1 (you are on it for 2 days out of the week)
Breakfast 127 calories
Snack 40 calories
Lunch 158 calories
Snack 53 calories
Dinner 390 calories total 768 calories for the day
Phase 2 (you are on it for 2 days out of the week)
Breakfast 74 calories
Snack 88 calories
Lunch 218 calories
Snack 118 calories
Dinner 174 calories total 672 calories for the day
Phase 3 (you are on it for 3 days out of the week)
Breakfast 254 calories
Snack 60 calories
Lunch 197 calories
Snack 258 calories
Dinner 438 calories total 1,207 calories for the day
Just in case you don't believe me, I will give you a recipe from the book with the calories.
Phase 2 Dinner Baked Cinnamon/Mustard Chicken and Lemon Garlic Spinach Serves 6-8
2 T lemon juice 8 calories
1/4 t ground cinnamon 0 calories
1 t Stevia or Xylitol 0-15 calories
2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken 998 calories
1 T lemon juice 4 calories
1 t minced garlic 4 calories
3 c baby spinach 18 calories
Salt and pepper 0 calories
total calories 1047
Calories per serving- 6 servings 174
Calories per serving- 8 servings 139
And that is all you get for dinner. Less than 200 calories.
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