So in the last post I shared how this journey really started way back in January of 2011. I was waaaayyy overweight; tipping the scales at a robust 320. So I jumped in head first, feet first and everything else and dropped 75 pounds in just over 6 months. I was able to keep it going and got down to right at 220.
How’d I do it? That’s always the question. Well, here’s what’s kind of funny. At first, it didn’t include much exercise or healthy eating. I didn’t actually start lifting weights, running, climbing stairs, etc. until I had lost like 60 pounds. And I have NEVER eaten healthy. I’m mean like, for real healthy. With lots of fruits and green stuff. I’m probably the pickiest eater . . . EVER.
So what was the trick? Absolutely no carbs. At all. Whatsoever. Well, maybe like 20 carbs a day. If that.
I guess the other “trick” was that I was SO freaking committed which allowed me to be 100% sold out, committed. I didn’t cheat on the diet, at all. So if I didn’t really eat healthy and I didn’t eat carbs; what did I eat? Lots of meat. All kinds of meat. A lot of green beans. A crap load of Adkins Meal bars. Side note: man those are goooood! And a whole lot of Adkins-type meal drinks. The actual Adkins brand is too expensive. So it was some other brand that you can get for like $6 for a 4-pack. I drank a bunch of those.
Spinning off those two “tricks” I think was a 3rd important factor. I ate a lot. Not necessarily a lot of food. But I ate a lot in terms of frequency. I really got my metabolism going. And I was really putting away the protein. So I really stayed hungry. The more often I ate, the fast my metabolism went, the more fat I burned. It was like it was just falling off me.
So, yeah, that’s pretty much it. Pretty boring. Not much variety. But like I said . . . I was absolutely sold out committed. So at that point it really wouldn’t have mattered.
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