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    Default Started a New Diet and Need Some Insurance

    Hi Everyone,

    I知 doing this as a matter of insurance. You might think I知 a dork (and you're absolutely right), but I need someone to keep me accountable, and this form of insurance is considered to be the most effective. So here goes

    I知 going to Cancun in the end of March, and I致e put on a few lbs of fat with the Cup run last year, a summer of drinking all the Stanley Cup Bud Lights, too many slices of pizza and a love for donuts that knows no bounds. I知 a little bit heavier than I壇 like to be, but not much though. Fortunately (and unfortunately to some degree) I知 one of those people that pretty much weigh the same regardless of what I eat and drink. I hover around 214-216 lbs, and I致e been this way for about 5 years now. For scale, I知 65, so 214 isn稚 fat, but it ain稚 slim. I want to drop a few pounds by the time I get to Cancun, so I知 modifying my eating habits. Even if I don't lose weight, which is entirely possible with my metabolisim, I'm hoping to lose inches.

    Not sure how many of you have read the book 4 Hour Body by Tim Ferriss, but I致e read about half of it and found it interesting. I especially found the weight loss chapters interesting and very intuitive. Say what you want about the guy, but I致e read that quite a few people have lost a bunch of weight following his rules with the slow carb diet. So I知 going to give it a shot.

    In a nut shell, 6 days a week eat lots lean protein, lots of legumes (bad for people in elevators with me) and lots of vegetables, and then on the 7th day a cheat day where you eat whatever the **** you want. On the normal 6-says, no white carbs, no carbs that are non-legume or vegetable oriented, pretty much nothing white except cauliflower. No milk, soy, skim or half & half, no cheese. Drink tons of water and try to remain faithful to the diet. He claims that in 30-40 days I will lose about 10-15 pounds, which I am totally cool with.

    Now I know many of you away from the board, Calo, Lappy, DougW8 and many others from the LGK games, and you know that I知 a man of my word and not an attention whore. So the insurance is that if I don稚 keep with the diet, Calo posts the before photos of me (SFW and not ghey) and my gut for all of you to mock me. Mods, if you feel that this is inappropriate, feel free to delete the thread. I won稚 be offended. I understand your position.

    I知 going to try to do semi-weekly progress reports and photos of what I知 eating, especially on my cheat day.

    Also, if any of you have done this before, how壇 things go for you? Do you have any recipes? For that matter, does anyone have any recipes they want to share that are low carb? The diet lends itself to Mexican food without rice, cheese and sour cream, so I知 trying to branch out from that and expand my culinary horizons.

    Hopefully in 40 days, I値l be down 10 lbs or so.

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    I would suggest dropping that diet entirely and going for a ketogenic diet instead. Very similar ideas but the ketogenic is only 20 net grams a day (total carb minus fiber ).

    So far i have dropped over 20 pounds in a month but then again i am heavier.

    Both diets are restrictive and there are no cheat days on regular keto. Legumes are pretty high in carb content so that is why i wouldnt suggest eating much of that if you want to loose weight. I have seen some diets similar to the one you wanted to try out and most of them work for athletes since they do protein/fat based diet during the week and then carb load during the weekend but that is mostly done to repair muscle i think.

    start with this: everything about keto

    Some recipes:

    http://eatketo.com/chicago-style-stuffed-pizza/

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/g...ipe/index.html
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    Also if you happen to love pasta and dont want to cut it these are a great alternative:

    Tofu Shirataki Noodles 10 Bags Angel Hair Shape: Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food

    Only 2 grams of carbs per bag. You can find them at H-mart

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    Good luck! Be sure to incorporate daily exercise to help burn the fat.
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    Ditto, anyone I know who has really shed a lot of LB's and kept them off has done so by running.

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    Personally, I don't think this sounds like a good diet for you at all.

    Carbs are energy. These low/no carb diets works on the premise that your body will essentially go into starvation mode (lacking the carbs it needs for energy) and thus begin taking its energy from your stored fat.

    This is great for people with lots of extra fat, and usually results in a big chunk of weight falling off right away. But in the meantime, your metabolism slows to a grinding halt (again, your body thinks it is starving), and for someone like you who doesn't seem to have much excess fat, this might end up doing more harm than good.

    If you are serious about dieting and losing weight, do it the right way; calorie count. Take in less calories than you burn throughout the day, and you'll lose.

    Plugging your height/weight into this calculator (Calorie Calculator - Daily Caloric Needs) and assuming little/no exercise (good assumption for this purpose), it looks like you burn about 2,450 calories just going through your day. So eat in the neighborhood of 1700 - 2000 calories per day, and you should see results.

    In that 1700 - 2000 calories, you can definitely make healthy decisions and opt for low carb foods and plenty of high-fiber veggies for optimal results. But a balanced low-cal diet makes a lot more sense than a high-protein no-carb diet, especially long term.

    (I'm not a nutritionist, but I know a thing or two about this stuff as someone who has struggled with weight my whole life before losing 120 lbs over the last three years)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirJW View Post
    Ditto, anyone I know who has really shed a lot of LB's and kept them off has done so by running.
    I've been trying to get this going for some time, but waking up at 4:30 AM to go run is a really rough toke. I start work at 6:30 AM so running before starting the day doesn't work for me. ^this, and I need to buy new shoes and I'm a cheap skate. New shoes will probably set me back about $120, and I can buy a replica Kings jersey for that.

    As far as being on a different diet entirely, I'm already on this wagon and if I fall off, Calo's gonna throw pictures of me with me and my love handles, and I'm sure NONE of you want to see that now do you. ****! Calo doesn't even want to see them, so I had to email them to him in a zip file.

    Anyway, I'm going to try to incorporate more exercise in my day somehow.

    At the end of all this, it will have to transition to a permanent lifestyle change. I'm not saying that I will continue with this for the rest of my life, but we all have to change our lifestyles eventually. Mine in the future may be lower carb high exercise, and may be slightly different than this diet. But for now, I'm gonna give this a shot.

    Thanks for the encourangement.
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    Good luck daxx.....
    Yeah I'm sitting here eating a teryaki burger from Carls Jr and feeling like a bum now
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    Quote Originally Posted by USCKingsFan31 View Post
    Personally, I don't think this sounds like a good diet for you at all.

    Carbs are energy. These low/no carb diets works on the premise that your body will essentially go into starvation mode (lacking the carbs it needs for energy) and thus begin taking its energy from your stored fat.

    This is great for people with lots of extra fat, and usually results in a big chunk of weight falling off right away. But in the meantime, your metabolism slows to a grinding halt (again, your body thinks it is starving), and for someone like you who doesn't seem to have much excess fat, this might end up doing more harm than good.

    If you are serious about dieting and losing weight, do it the right way; calorie count. Take in less calories than you burn throughout the day, and you'll lose.

    Plugging your height/weight into this calculator (Calorie Calculator - Daily Caloric Needs) and assuming little/no exercise (good assumption for this purpose), it looks like you burn about 2,450 calories just going through your day. So eat in the neighborhood of 1700 - 2000 calories per day, and you should see results.

    In that 1700 - 2000 calories, you can definitely make healthy decisions and opt for low carb foods and plenty of high-fiber veggies for optimal results. But a balanced low-cal diet makes a lot more sense than a high-protein no-carb diet, especially long term.

    (I'm not a nutritionist, but I know a thing or two about this stuff as someone who has struggled with weight my whole life before losing 120 lbs over the last three years)
    This.

    Twinkie diet helps nutrition professor lose 27 pounds - CNN.com

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