Friday, 14 September 2012

Diet Recap

This week I weigh 13 stone and 6lbs (on Tuesday it was 13st, 5lbs but Bacon was, as ever, my undoing).

I am thoroughly back on Track with my diet now and wanted to recap the method and tricks I am using for it, as well as my exercise plans.

The very short version of my diet is simple. I follow 5 rules.

1. No White Carbs.
A fairly straightforward diet rule. Make sure you eat bigger portions if you drop carbs as you need to keep your calorie intake up.

2. Eat the Same Few Meals.
I can eat lean meat, veg and legumes (beans). For breakfast I tend to have 2 scrambled eggs, and lunches and dinners tend to be chosen from the following.
steak and veg or beans. (Interestingly I always lose weight the day after a steak dinner)
chili (With veg and beans in it, made from lean mince and flavoured with a fajita mix)
chicken wrapped in bacon (with the fat cut off) with beans and veg.
For Snacks I have been eating nuts.

3. Don’t Drink Calories
Instead I drink a lot of water, at least 4 liters per day. No drinks with sugar, no milk, even diet drinks are limited to one per day.

4. No Fruit.
Except for tomatoes and avocados (I thought both of them were veg and don’t like them so it has been no problem for me).

5. Take One Day off a Week.
I have Saturdays as a binge day. You are encouraged to gorge yourself until you can’t eat anymore. So far this has been my favorite part of the diet and any weight I gain from the binge I have always lost by the following Wednesday at the latest. On my day off I have been eating everything I have wanted to eat during the week but couldn’t. I also make sure I do a short set of exercise immediately before any large meals on binge day.

In addition to the 5 rules above I also use a whole bunch of simple little tricks taken from

Tonight I am taking 8 people to our Tai Chi Class which is starting again after our instructor has just got back from training in China. then we have a weekend of Gaming and BBQing planned.

what are you up to this weekend?