After many weeks of not following a diet and many slip ups, I have decided to change my ways and try to get back on track. The bottom line to my less successful last two months is that I took a vacation and went home and decided that I would start again tomorrow and each passing day turned into a week and a month. Tomorrow is another days, and I will double my efforts be more successful.
I tried fasting as suggested in the Obesity Code and that did not work at all for me. It might work to reset after a week off or a few meals of splurging, but my weight loss goal is larger than a 3-5 days goal. It is impossible for me to lose 20 pounds by fasting, so clearly I need a long term plan. I realize that now and will go back to what I was doing.
So what did I do before?
- Create a calorie deficit: I cut my meals to about 300-400 calories for three meals a day.
- Stop all grazing. I need to avoid snacking. I will bring a serving of fruit or vegetables with my lunch.
- Add exercise. I will exercise 3 times a week. I quit two months ago and desperately need to get back on track.
- Avoid all sweets and empty calories. I avoided all sweets and alcohol. I plan to add high fructose-containing foods and artificial sweeteners. This where I have really missed the boat. I will return to this, and hopefully, I will be more successful.
Wish me luck. I will post an update in 1-2 days. The good news is my wife has agreed to try this with me, so maybe we will have an update together.