the secret to losing 2 lbs per wekk: having a lot to lose.
Rule #1: Avoid “white” carbohydrates
Avoid any carbohydrate that is — or can be — white. The following foods are thus prohibited, except for within 1.5 hours of finishing a resistance-training workout of at least 20 minutes in length: bread, rice, cereal, potatoes, pasta, and fried food with breading. If you avoid eating anything white, you’ll be safe.
Rule #2: Eat the same few meals over and over again
The most successful dieters, regardless of whether their goal is muscle gain or fat loss, eat the same few meals over and over again. Mix and match, constructing each meal with one from each of the three following groups:
Egg whites with one whole egg for flavor
Chicken breast or thigh
Grass-fed organic beef
Eat as much as you like of the above food items
the secret to losing 2 lbs per week: having a lot to lose.
I'm doing seemingly almost everything in the book wrong though :blushing:
I don't eat whatever my heart wants, I'm only eating what I/my body now LOVES and CRAVES
fresh organic fruits and veggies
I NEVER eat all of my exercise calories, ever--if I do eat my exercise calories, it's just a few I ALWAYS have tons of left over cals hardly ever eat 1200 calories per day (especially when you consider my "NET" calories for the day)
I don't do anything crazy or extreme in exercises, just 30 minutes on my treadmill, 30 minutes on my full body bike , 5 minutes on my stepper and my Ab chair and sometimes my rowing machine (5 or 10 minutes on these)
I try to go outside EVERYDAY to walk, and I now walk to the store instead of driving all the time. I try to walk outside at least an hour or more everyday (unless weather prohibits me). My treadmll walks are not frantic, nor do I try to get my heart-rate up on any of the exercises yet, I do work-up a ferocious and serious FAT CRYING session (sweating) each time , but even then--it's moderate exercises nothing extreme at all. My walks are gingerly, pleasurable and fun--nothing intense.
I'm NEVER ever hungry throughout the day...NEVER! My stomach is constantly satisfied.
I stopped eating dairy, meats (lamb, chicken, fish, beef, pork, lamb) and only eat certain fish (Wild Salmon and poll/troll caught Tuna. I stopped eating junk foods and processed foods/sweets. I do get a glutten free pizza every other week and Chinese food sometmes too.
I get at LEAST 8 hours sleep per night
I drink a boat load of water (about 12 cups per day)--I replaced water drinking instead of pop, store bought juice, coffee and sugary fattening/unhealthy empty calories drinks.
Lastly, I'm just following daily what God tells me to eat, drink, think and do (instead of depending on the experts--Thank GOD for the experts, I'm just not depending on them and the pounds are melting off of me like butter in the sun. The inches are decreasing at a miraculous rate. I'm seeing beautiful muscles in my arms legs and my "hate handles are quickly vanishing. My cravings for my former addictions and gluttonous ways have vanished, replace by wholesome yummy stuff that before January 20th 2012 I thought was food for rabbits or strange folks.
So...like I said, I'm doing everything wrong in the book--but looking, feeling more and more fabulous everyday. Expending more calories than I'm taking in, exercising moderately, getting lots of good sleep, eating and drinking, thinking, living really healthy.
Oh...I'm also losing weight too quickly :laugh:(as the experts say) I've lost 18 pounds in a month and 14 days/Since January 20th, 2012 and went from a size 20 jeans to a size 14/16 in that time too. Go figure! I'm giving God the Glory/credit...cause I couldn't do this apart from Him--Period!
Remember...everyone is dfferent and like real life--one size does not/will not fit all. See my Food/Exercise dairy for the kinda stuff I'm doing/eating daily if you care to.
The ones that are losing 2 lbs a week are you eating your exercise calories back?
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