Just in case anyone is interested in what happens to a quite large guy when following the 1 month steak and egg diet, here are the stats that I wound up with.
First off, as embarrassing as this is to actually write down, I did a bench mark test prior to starting the SAE and did a whopping total of 6 pushups… After 1 month of SAE and working out 3 days a week, I did another test and now can do 23 pushups. Still woefully inadequate but a real improvement.
As for body weight changes, according to the bathroom scales, I went down 8 lbs at the lowest then gained back 3 so 5 lost total. Also, went down 1 pant size and 2 belt holes.
As for exercise, all movements increased. These are "work out weights" not maxes. Also, keep in mind the below numbers are Bowflex “weights” so not real world, but real improvements.
Exercise weights increased:
Bench Press 180 – 230
Shoulder Press 100 – 120
Leg Press 210 – 310
Bicep Curl 80 – 120
As for body composition Changes:
Neck – same
Chest – down .5”
Belly – Down .5”
Hips – Down .75”
So, would I have made the same improvements by following the PB and exercising? Maybe. But this experiment taught me a lot about real hunger and IF-ing to a point. Previously I would have a cup of coffee with cream early in the morning and then eggs and bacon around 9 am then lunch at noon then dinner at 7:30 every night. But while doing this I found that I didn’t even need the “breakfast” and was just eating it out of habbit. I now have the morning coffee around 6 am, then lunch anywhere between 2 – 4 pm then MAYBE dinner around 8 pm but it is a much smaller dinner and I feel fine all day long with plenty of energy.
Anyway, thanks Canuck for starting this challenge. I’ll be revisiting it in the future I’m sure.