"A man walks down the street
He says why am I soft in the middle now
Why am I soft in the middle
The rest of my life is so hard?”
Or a woman, for that matter. That was Paul Simon's, "You Can Call Me Al."
Here are a few facts for starters.
1. On pound of fat is about 4082 calories. Half an hour on the treadmill might burn 140 calories (about a Snickers bar). Think you're going to make dietary changes and go running once a week and just eat less to lose 10 lbs? Good luck.
2. 10 lbs is roughly the weight of your head, or a clothing size.
3. A lot of people drink their calories, and some people don't even know what it feels like to be really hungry. Two glasses of dry red wine should be your limit on a non-cheat day.
OK. So here is the program:
1. No whites. No white flour, definitely no bread, no pasta, rice, potatoes. No dairy (except cottage cheese) No fruit juice, no sugar. No artificial sweetener, no sodas, no processed food, no cakes, candies, bagels, muffins, donuts, fast food. EXCEPT on your cheat day, which is day 6 or day 7 of your week. Stay clear of wheat. You should be doing this anyway.
2. Plan your cheat day. If you mess it up, you have to wait a week until the next chance. Make sure you gorge yourself like a tick.
3. Drink 3 liters of water per day.
4. Drink 500 ml of ice cold water upon awakening,
5. Consume 30 grams of protein within 30 minutes of waking up in the morning (four eggs should do it.)
6. Eat every two hours. Repeat your meals. Be prepared and stock up.
7. Fiber is your friend. Eat lots of beans. Rinse or soak them before eating to avoid uncomfortable gas.
8. Make sure you sleep. Messing up your sleep cycle influences hormones (ghrelin) that make you want to eat. Or rather, don't tell you to stop eating.
9. If you have a sweet tooth, use coconut sugar instead of regular sugar. If you can stomach Stevia, take that, but nothing else.
10. No limit to the amount of food you can eat on the non-cheat days as long as you stick to the rules.
Weigh yourself. It doesn't matter what the number is, we are simply going to reduce it by 10 lbs in 14 days. Weigh yourself at the same time every day (I recommend in the morning before breakfast and after your first bowel movement.)
And you could also use the PAGG stack. This post is coming next week.