This week seemed to go well, but the scales only went down 1 lb. Could be a measurement error or something else, so not going to worry about it. It’s still down.
How I did it: Quite low carb, lots of meat and good natural fats. I fasted quite a bit - not starving myself, but Intermittent Fasting, so condensing my food for the day into a 4 - 6 hour window daily. Going to keep going as it is actually a nice lifestyle change - not necessary to obsess about food all day, and when you do eat, you eat big, so you feel happy. Read how I did it…
How I did it: Read up on controlling insulin, then ate all my calories towards the end of the day and kept refined carbs down. Meat+ salad at 4pm, normal (quite large) meal at 6:30pm, then more food if needed at about 8pm. Built some small amount of exercise into my daily commute so I couldn't avoid it, but not so much to be offputting. The hardest thing was learning to turn down desserts and things I like, but after a while, when the… Read how I did it…
I was very strict in the week and ok on Saturday, but then had a very large lunch on Sunday. Friends were over and my wife’s banoffee pie kept jumping into my mouth.
But, 2 lbs off is good so I got a bit lucky.
Also nice to be below my “wedding weight”, which was 11 years ago. Off to New York for a week in two weeks time, so I would like to get to 178 or so by then.
Had a great week eating well and lightly, but then blew it a bit at the weekend. Started badly when I realised I had a work breakfast and work lunch on Friday, but had a light dinner to compensate. But then my wife made a very nice chocolate tart which was hard to resist. A strict day yesterday has unwound some of the weekend badness, and I lost 3 lbs over the last 8 days which is pretty surprising. Would like to get under 182 by nxet Tuesday, which was the weight I got married at (11 years ago).