Time to start again. Two days into the Zero Sugar Diet.
On Saturday, I made the decision to implement the Zero Sugar Diet. Since I left Texas to go to my mother’s funeral, I have been very depressed and have eaten and drank way too much. I have had alcohol 2-3 times a week and I have eaten way too many simple carbohydrates. I purchased David Zinczenko’s Zero Sugar Diet book while on vacation. I read a book on vacation and plan to implement the strategy in the book. David Zinczenko is a dietician who is an author who wrote the Eat This, Not That series. After reading the book, I have decided to give this a try and see if it helps my health. One thing is certain, I have hit a bit of a rut the last 1-2 months and maybe this plan is just what I need to recover. To read my review of this book: go to Zero Sugar Diet.
I started trying to improve my health and lose weight nearly 2-years ago. I have made progress, but there is a lot of room for improvement. With the recent travel to return home for my Mom’s funeral, I have had a lot of stress at home and work and this has contributed to my recent missteps in my diet and exercise plans. My level of success has been quite less than I would have liked.
I missed my military height weight and PT (Physical fitness) to travel home for the funeral. I will make weight easily despite the recent weight gain. I am allowed 214 pounds, and I weight 210.5 pounds currently. I am not worried about the PT test either. The physical fitness test will be a breeze. I have to admit that I have not worked as hard as I did six months ago, so I am 100% certain I will not do as well. I waited too long to start preparing.
The goal that I set 3 weeks ago was 203 pounds. I am seven pounds heavier than my goal and have gained 5 pounds in 3 weeks. That is not a lot since I have been traveling, eating out, and have had a lot of pepperoni rolls. You know those are just the perfect health food. I am now reassessing my goals and plan to refocus my efforts.
So what am I going to change? The goal that I set 4 weeks ago was 203 pounds. I hope to make that goal by Christmas. I am no longer as close to the goal since I have gained nearly 5 pounds in 3 weeks.
Plan for the next two weeks:
- Exercise: 3-5 times a week. Cardio 3 times a week with push-ups and sit-ups 3 x a week.
- Nutrition: A diet of 1500-1700 calories a day with limited to zero added sugar, 20-30% protein, and 30 grams of fiber.
- Weight: Lose 2 pounds a week or 203 pounds in 4 weeks.
- Body Fat: I am currently 22.5% or so. I would like to get down to 18%. I think 1/2% is realistic for 4 weeks.
- Vinegar: Add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
- Probiotics: A daily dose of probiotics or Obi rootbeer.
- Cinnamon: Add 1000 mg of cinnamon to my diet.
Changes I am considering:
I may add some weight training to my workout in 2-4 weeks. I have not really done this in the past but more muscle means more calories burned. I know it will help so I might add it soon.
I will post an update 2 weeks from today, but the next full update will be a little over 2 weeks from now. I will see you again in 2 weeks. Hopefully, we will see improvement.