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    Steak and eggs diet progress

    The Sunday before last I started Canuck416's steak-and-eggs 70s bodybuilder diet. It's supposed to be a 4 week crash diet styled after a classic Vince Gironda diet which Gironda used to assign to his champion bodybuilders during that era. What we were trying to do is eat a fatty 12-16oz steak and 4-6 eggs any style each meal, with butter as desired. Then Sunday is carb refeed day, when we eat low fat protein with lots of primal carbs.

    When I started I had a whoosh, then the weight crept right back up. I was eating way too many calories. So I decided to eat no more than 1700 calories on refeed day, and cut way back on other days, too. After refeed day I wasn't hungry, so I only had one evening meal. Other days I was eating two smaller meals. Yesterday I fasted, so that makes today an up day.

    When I started eating steak Sunday before last I weighed 147. Today I weigh 141.2. overall I'd say the diet is a smashing success. I expect to stay on it for the next two weeks, then maybe take a week off and eat stuff I can't have on it (like cheese and bacon), then do another cycle. At that point I would probably be at or very near my goal of 125 pounds or so.

    Everybody seems to be going their own way on this. Most people have modified the diet so as to include different meats, vegetables, and other things. I can't eat egg whites, so I'm only eating egg yolks. One of the online references was by a guy who sort of followed the diet for 2 months, allowing himself wine every night and then cheating hard 3 times a week. He was on this routine for 2 months, and lost 30 pounds.

    I've got a food porn journal going here with photos of steak and eggs.

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    Wow that's intense.. great that it's working for you. I'd get SO bored! haha but wow 6 pounds 2 weeks go you!
    although, I will say steak makes me feel really good. When I eat it it's like a took the magic pill. I drop weight when I eat steak.

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    It's getting back to the point of feeling effortless again. Eat one day... don't eat the next. Lately I have found myself nibbling on things through the day on DD. Yesterday I had 5 pecans at work. Milk in my coffee and two babybel cheese thingers. I'm sure all this adds up in the end to somewhere between 250-400 calories. Whatever. Woke this morning to another whoosh down to 263.6.

    I was wondering to myself this morning if it will ever start to slow down. I mean, I still have a lot of weight to lose. My next main goal being 220 lbs, that's another 43 lbs. I still probably need to lose another 30 after that to get to an ideal weight. Of course, medical charts say I should weight between 159-169. I don't ever see my body being that light. I just don't think I'm cut out for that. I am a large woman. Big freaking man bones. I mean, seriously, nothing dainty here. There are some lucky tall women out there that have nice little woman frames and bones.... and then there are gals like me with some serious German and Welsch roots that resemble men... with boobs.... So, I just cannot imagine myself weighing 160 pounds. 180-190? Maybe. I remember being 200 way back in the day. I had fat, for sure, but mostly in my belly. In fact, I've always had a belly roll. I'm actually quite interested to see if that ever goes away, or if I will be stuck with a belly roll forever. I suppose I can deal with it. As long as it's not as big as it is today!

    Ok, I'm ramblin'

    Point is, right now this is feeling really easy again, and I am so happy. A few weeks ago I felt like I was in constant torment. Took a few free days, and jumped right back on board, which is amazing. Any time in the past I would "take a few days off" and continue with days off
    The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gladmorning View Post
    It's getting back to the point of feeling effortless again. Eat one day... don't eat the next. Lately I have found myself nibbling on things through the day on DD. Yesterday I had 5 pecans at work. Milk in my coffee and two babybel cheese thingers. I'm sure all this adds up in the end to somewhere between 250-400 calories. Whatever. Woke this morning to another whoosh down to 263.6.
    Glad to hear you're back in your comfort zone.

    I was wondering to myself this morning if it will ever start to slow down. I mean, I still have a lot of weight to lose. My next main goal being 220 lbs, that's another 43 lbs. I still probably need to lose another 30 after that to get to an ideal weight. Of course, medical charts say I should weight between 159-169. I don't ever see my body being that light. I just don't think I'm cut out for that. I am a large woman. Big freaking man bones. I mean, seriously, nothing dainty here. There are some lucky tall women out there that have nice little woman frames and bones.... and then there are gals like me with some serious German and Welsch roots that resemble men... with boobs.... So, I just cannot imagine myself weighing 160 pounds. 180-190? Maybe. I remember being 200 way back in the day. I had fat, for sure, but mostly in my belly. In fact, I've always had a belly roll. I'm actually quite interested to see if that ever goes away, or if I will be stuck with a belly roll forever. I suppose I can deal with it. As long as it's not as big as it is today!
    The thing about it is, you can always reach a point where you say, "This is it." You are always free to reassess your goals at a later point. So it's not a big deal.

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    Congratulations Veronica, Lilac and Gladmorning!!! Great job!

    I had fun on vacation, but was 3 pounds heavier this morning. I'm hoping it's mostly water, though don't see how it could be, but it also didn't seem like I overate, but I surely did have me some great gluten free desserts! I woke up this morning not feeling very hungry, so I'm going with that and jumping right back into ADF with a down day today.
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    Hi All

    This is my first DD today - I started at 85.3 kilos (191 pounds). I am initially starting with a protein drink and a green salad like the Alternate Day Fast states for the first 2 weeks. I know that I am going to want to start chewing something, and I love salads - and the protein drink I have is a good tasting, low sugar, gluten free one.

    Looking forward to posting some success. I have had hormonal, adrenal, hashimotos, elevated liver enzyme problems. My integrative doctor says until I get my liver enzymes down then weightloss will be slow - so fasting every second day I hope will help it heal (together with supplements he has given me), and improve my insulin resistance.

    On the positive - my hormones and adrenals are now much improved, and I am actually starting to have energy and not want to kill everyone who lives with me... ;-)
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    Welcome Reuben!

    252dip~ glad u had a fun trip!

    Glad morning~ hope it continues being effortless for you! Last week was super hard for me so I think that happens, it's easy till its not and then you just gotta keep pushing till its easy again.

    My Mother's Day was filled with food! I probably had over 3000 cals and def was 80/20. Went to brunch and had a blood orange mimosa and eggs Benedict which used arepas(cornmeal patties) as the base. Didn't have any wheat though and tried to keep it as close to primal as I could but I did have a lot of starches. Yesterday I was down to 209.6 and today I'm 212.2, so up 2.6. Not gonna sweat it though cause I enjoyed myself And I've got 2 more dd's till my weigh in so I'm hoping its gone and the. Some by Thursday. Hope all of you had a great Mother's Day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vlo1125 View Post
    Went to brunch and had a blood orange mimosa and eggs Benedict which used arepas(cornmeal patties) as the base.
    That just sounds amazing.

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    It really was lol! Went to a restaurant in the Chicago called Carnivale. What's nice is they are Latin fusion and more than half the menu is pretty primal, of course I can't say what oils they use but they use a lot of root vegetables and tubers as side along with meat. Super yummy!
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    Today is my first DD. I had a protein shake after Crossfit this morning. I mixed it with water (not as good as coconut milk, but, oh well) so it was 150 calories. I prepared a whole bowl of shirataki noodles, cooked in a small amount of chicken stock, with salt, liquid aminos, and hot sauce yesterday and brought it to work. I'm not really hungy yet, but I feel like eating, you know. I'm going to try to delay eating for as long as possible.

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