16 days ago I started a light, daily workout (see below) and eating healthy food. I started following a pretty strict LCHF
diet since I already eat partially that way. I never enyoyed light products and always have chicken, fish or meat in lunch/dinner. I simply excluded sugary junk and carbohydrate food like bread, pasta, potatoes, rice etc. I stopped eating fruit. I eat more meat, vegetables, fatty sauces, egg etc. A typical breakfast is one scrambled egg and 60 grams (0,13 pounds) of bacon and some vegetable.
I am not a sucker for candy or salty stuff like chips so excluding this is not really an issue. What I thought would be hard is skipping the ice cream - my health weakness. I have found that the "sugar craving" is beeing limited after only 4-5 days on the LCHF diet, and as of today the "sugar craving" is limited. Another weakness is beer (liquid bread). I really enyoy 4-8 cold 33 cl (11,1 oz) Carlsberg lager a typical weekend, and also when visiting the pub or having dinner out. I have promised myself to not drink beer for 29 weeks, until june 30 2013. I will have "limited" red wine, sparkling wine and spirits (the later is easy since I seldom drink it).
So, to sum it up I would say I eat tastier food than before, I am never hungry, I have a couple of glasses of wine on the weekend but no beer, no ice cream, no fruit and no pasta/potatoes/rice etc. Yesterday we made "cheese chips" with a tasty, fatty cheese. It was OK but not beeing a sucker for chips in the first place it will not be a regular thing. Nice to have a snack for the red wine by the TV though.Results
- Most fascinating might be the lack of sugar craving - it´s amazing!
- I have lost 4,2 kg (9,2 pounds) in 16 days. I have never droped weight that fast, that easy. What I have read, there is a fast initial weight drop and then more like two pounds per week in the long run.
- With this diet, I am satisfied (not hungry) with less food as far as mass go. I never feel "full", or bulging stomach the way I do after eating pasta, potaotes and so on.
Jogging 20-30 min every second day and fast pace walk 30-40 min other days. I alternate pushups, situps, back/shoulders etc (10-15 min/day). I hate gyms so I like to keep it easy. In time I will challenge myself more, running 6-10 km 2-3 times a week. Since I have no need for a ripped, muscular body I will not increase the muscular workout.The goal
Pretty much to get to where I were when I was 19-20 years old and made the enrollment test for the armed forces (excellent score, offered to join elite force). I was 187 cm (6 feet, two inches), weighed 88 kg (194 pounds), had a 33-34 waist and ran 8-9 km (5-6 miles) two, three times a week. I could run one kilometer in 3:20 min and 10 km (6,2 miles) in 44 minutes. I was a linebacker in the highschool football team.
The actual goal is reaching 87 kg (192 pounds), which would put me at BMI 24,9 ("normal"). Since I weighed 116,2 kg (256 pounds) 16 days ago, that mean loosing 29 kg (64 pounds). I have made a 29 week plan to do this, 30th of june that is. I have lost 4,2 kg of the 29 (14,5%) in the first 16 days (7,9% of 29 weeks) which feels amazing. I have started easy 20-30 min (3½ kilometers or 2,2 miles) jogging every other day and already starting to feel a difference. At first I jogged 300-400 meters and then walked for 30 seconds. Now I can "run" (slowly) 80-90% of the time. I will keep this at a very slow, easy level for 4-10 weeks in order to get my body ready, and loose some more weight before I start a more challenging workout. In the long term my goal is to run 6-10 km (3,75-6,25 miles) 2-3 times a week.
That is great and the goal for reaching 87 KG in 29 weeks seems challenging and you have lost 4.2 kgs in only 16 days makes sound too cool, and that your dedication towards your goal will make it happen inside that frame of 29 week, best of luck for the goal.