The real question, can this be a sustainable program for work/life balance? Living low carb 95% of the time is something that I will have to learn to love or hate.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The stuff being said about carb backloading is nothing short of amazing and almost hard to believe. Still enjoy carbs, only after following a strict program of timing carbs and limiting them during certain times and only after hard workouts. After reviewing the program and thinking about,I will give it a shot. It seems so far-fetched yet somewhat interesting.
This program allows for the individual to indulge on the worst of the worst refined carbs, pizza, donuts, icecream at the selected eating times post workout. Trade off’s sometimes make things worth it, hopefully. This would also eliminate my consumption of fruit during low carb window, that will suck. Fruit is high on the gycemic scale thus not allowed during normal limited carb window during the day. This could be the end ofme, I love fruit too much. Many of my current judgements of carb backload are similar to IF. Three years ago when I learned about Fasting Intermittently, it seemed too farfetched to be a possible path to becomingskinny. I lost a 100 pounds with that. Giving it a shot and having great success, why not try something togain muscle and maintain my current wait. It just might be worth my time and effort to improve on my current body composition. The results from others doing Carb backloading look fantastic and too good to be true. We will see… Trust me this it sounds crazy, SEE LINKS! on the on the right of the donuts to hear more about it from professionals and the guys webpage making these claims. I have never been much for fad diets or BS programs but this guy sounds like he knows what he is talking about and its worth a shot. Wish me luck!
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Absolutely no time in the
gym & zero cardio!
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Intermittent fasting (IF) is a pattern of eating that alternates between a 24hr period of fasting followed by a day of eating from the list below.
Fasting/non-eating days: (meaning consumption of only water, tea, coffee and diet soda. Also not consuming any sugar, milk, or juice) Trace amounts of calories in coffee are OK to enjoy! Under 20 total calories within a 24hr period.
Non-fasting/eating days: (meaning consumption vegetables, nuts, fruit, fish, any meat, dairy, bread, beer and wine all are OK. Under 2000 total calories within a 24hr period)
I felt so passionate about losing this weight I had to share my story of success with as many people as possible. Blogging seemed to be a simple and effective way to get the word out. So take my words and my 100 pounds of weight loss as that and nothing more than some guys opinion. It all started with the first month and 10 pounds of weight loss, then 45 pounds in 4 months and it just kept coming off month after month. Doubt was replaced by pounds of weight loss and unbelievable results. Yes it was hard to give up eating as with anything you enjoy, however the pay off was worth it. As with anything new its hard to change your life but I learned it got easier and easier month after month. Now its just normal part of my daily life.
My current weight 185lbs
Past weight 285lbs
Time time to drop the weight 10 months
Average weight loss per month 8 to 11lbs per month
Time spent in the gym = ZERO
Running = ZERO
Lifting weights = push ups and sit ups at home once in a while
Main source of exercise walking 3 to 5 miles weekly
Check out these websites for more details on Intermittent Fasting
The purpose of the stomach
The stomach core function is to take food you have eaten and breaking it down for digestion. If you keep putting food in the stomach you will never really burn fat. The body has to be out of food to really dig into fat stores. Just think of the stomach as a fuel tank# 1. Run out of fuel that is in the stomach and you are burning all fat!
If you are always full when you workout you will always stay fat! Keep filling up the stomach and you will never see pounds of weight loss.
Not the time to workout
Purpose of fat on the body
Fat that is stored on the body is used as energy to keep you alive when you have no food in your stomach. Its kinda of like a walk around refrigerator that goes with you. I often think if my fat as fuel tank#2. It keeps it simple and easy to follow when talking about fat loss.
Stomach and body fat continued
Both of these systems are interconnected and work as a team to keep you healthy by design. When you fast for 24hrs your body runs out of all food that was eaten from the last 24hrs and then has to turn to fat for energy to keep you running. When this happens its about hour 12 to hour 17 after eating your last meal. Shortly after that your body moves to tank#2 body fat as source of energy.
Not eating from 6pm at dinner on Monday night until Tuesday night at 6pm means you just burned 2000 to 2500 calories by doing no workout. This happens because your body has to keep you alive and its going to need food to do that. The food will come from fat stores vs from the food that is normally sitting in your stomach for energy. People have totally lost this idea some how. Fat is energy to be used a later date. Keeping simple again!
Some simple math
For this example I will be using 2500 calories because this is my amount of calories burned during a given day for myself.
2500 Calories not eaten on Tuesday, Thursday,Saturday works out to be 2500 calories X 3 days = 7500 CALORIES the body burned running things. Again no exercise with that number.
c = calories
d = days
w = weeks
m = month
2500c x3d = 7500c x 4w = 37500c burned by not eating on the select days. 37500c / 3500c in pound of fat 10.71 lbs of fat burned in month one. Note if add in more walking to this or eat less on eat days you will see even greater results.
This blog is my personal views and opinion! Any information shared on 100 Pounds Later Blog is provided for informational purposes only and documentary of my journey and does not constitute specific medical advice. Anyone seeking to changes in their own diet should always seek a doctors help before starting any weight loss program. I do not make any claims to be medical licensed doctor or medical professional. Also I do not make any claim to be a certified medical nutritional specialist. All information shared on this blog is related to my personal accounts of weight loss and to simply share my personal opinion.
My 10 Simple Rules
1.) If you have any preexisting medical condition seek a doctors help first. I'm not a doctor nor do I have a degree in this health or nutrition.
2.) Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. I would keep water at my desk at home and the house plus in the car.
3.) Listen to your body and if you have to eat, then eat something.
4.) Do not tell everyone you know about this because they will make you feel like you are crazy. Keep it to your self and measure your success in pounds of weight loss.
5.) On my eat days I would always eat three full meals and never skip meals. Plan plan plan = total success for me. I had to be ready to miss eating on the following so it was important to fill up and ensure I was eating 1500 to 2500 on my eat days.
6.) Start small, on days you are not eating take 15hr fast fist for the first week until you are ready to add few hours each week until you reach a full 24hr fast.
7.) No gym needed. Just plan on doing some walking. Starting fasting and the gym will only end in failure.
8.) Plan on working on abs most of all because of all the weight you will lose. Only after the first month focus allot of time on the abs. I found that having excessive amount of weight loss and tons of loose skin. abs abs abs!!!! 15min to 30min daily is plenty of time to build up a 6pack.
9.) Use this time to build a relationship with food again.
10.) Enjoy your new body