Originally Posted by steadg
I pretty well gave up eating nuts for weight loss purposes. I would not try and lose weight too quickly but look for one or perhaps two pounds per week. I averaged out at 1.5lbs a week from March to December making four stone. Having said that, I decided on what I call primal lite as I will eat potatoes, peas, beans etc. I very occasionally eat rice. I have a small choccy treat every day and wine three times a week to keep me bucked up.
I also used an online free calorie counter & weight log to make sure I was on track. I discovered that my very healthy nut, seed and dried fruit muesli was twice the calories of what I eat for breakfast now, which is a two large egg with either mushrooms or spinach fried in a little coconut oil omelette type dish. Lunch is either a tin of fish or roast chicken thigh with salad stuff. Dinner is whatever SWMBO cooks. Mind you, today as she's ill, I fried some curly kale in coconut oil, then added bacon, 3oz chopped onion and 3oz mushrooms. When that was cooking nicely I whacked in some sweet chilli sauce to add a bit of zing. Deelishus! Especially washed down with a glass or two of red.
For fitness, I bought a pullup/chinup/dips tower off eBay for £40 and a sandbag holder & three bags of sand. I already had some free weights that I never used. I put two bags of sand in an old rucksack to do squats. I have a go at press ups, dips, plank/sit ups (depending how I feel), and strength training with the weights. I also try sprinting once or twice a week.
The food regime and fitness stuff seems to be working for me as I am trimming down and can shift more weight than when I started.
Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.