A friend of mine is a college professor. His students' mommies call him and attempt to negotiate better grades for their spawn.
Ah well, every generation seems to bemoan the next for being lazy, shiftless and rude... and yet we seem to be doing ok.. right?
[as I peruse MDA (instead of doing work) to get my Panda Fix...fuck off!]
Otter's Primal Log
"Not baked goods, Professor, baked bads!" ~ The Tick
I declare the aftermath of last Friday's debauchery officially ended. Bizarrely, my body suddenly shot down to 185.4. ??? Not that I'm complaining (NOT AT ALL).
Sometimes, a refeed is what you need to get the ball rolling down the hill again, Panda!
I'm doing it regularly now after my workouts and it seems to be helping me get leaner again after a LONG stall where I was stuck at around 18% bf (which would be perfect if I had two X chromosomes, but unfortunately is still kinda chubby for a dude). It's too soon to tell for sure on the body fat front but I am feeling really good, and it's definitely helping my performance in the gym.
Today I will: Eat food, not poison. Plan for success, not settle for failure. Live my real life, not a virtual one. Move and grow, not sit and die.
My Primal Journal
Whooooo!!! Go Pandaaa!!! *enthusiatically waves glittery pom poms around*
Bunny trainer extraordinaire!
Cyclic ketogenic diet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This explains the refeeding. The way it was explained to me was that when you go on a diet to loose weight, your body responds as if you were starving to death. It slows down your weight loss because it doesn't know how long the famine will last. When you choose one meal a week to indulge, your body will reset itself back to thinking your back in normal circumstances, and it doesn't have to conserve anymore. I have been on this schedule for 2 years, and have lost 30 lbs and kept it off. I eat primal for all the other meals.
I did the same thing two days ago and this morning had lost 2 more pounds. I think your body doesn't know what the heck to make of this and so drops a few pounds just in case.
Panda - congrats on the loss!
If it takes a refeed, I will be seeing big losses on the scale then. I just spent a long weekend at my parents, celebrating their 50th anniversary and my daughter's 16th birthday. I ate enough for something like three nations and came home yesterday, feeling rather miserable. I did NOT hop on the scale this morning but figure I might be brave enough to do so on Friday. Might...
If I'd have laid on the horn, waiting for a parent to drive me to the store, you can bet I would still not be able to sit down, 40+ years later, from the spanking my father would have given me.