Well, I’m half way through my third week and things have gone… rather well. I’m 26 years old and started diet at 121kg and currently at 114kg. Basically, that’s 7kg in 2 and a half weeks. Which is… well, huge.
My only real gripe is the lack of Biotest products at the health stores I frequent. Well, complete lack of Biotest products, have yet to see anything in stock. Had to do with Optimum Nutrition 100% Gold Whey. Been using L-carntine and an EC stack as well as the fish oil and multi-vitamin. Taking three tablespoons of psylium husks (fibre) and some glucosamine for my joints.
Funny thing is that I basically decided one night, before work started, to lose weight and figured this diet looked decent. I’d been ‘trying’ unsuccessful for 6 months and kept on screwing up and failing. One of the things this diet, so far, has shown me is that I have an all-or-nothing mentality. Either I go balls-to-the-wall hard or whinge, feel depressed and binge eat. One of the things I love about the diet is that its black or white.
Either you drink your shake or you fail. No buts, no ifs, nothing. I can’t really excuse eating anything that’s NOT a protein shake… because I can’t eat anything BUT a shake.
However, I didn’t really read much into the diet (besides the basics) and for the first week used half a cup of milk with every shake. The second week, onwards, I stuck with water only. The first week, for my HSM I went to a Japanese restaurant, ate ok-ish and felt like crap the next day. This week, I had a nice steak, salad and a potato and I felt great.
I think that itï¿½??s been mainly trial-and-error and a lot of fine-tunning (timing of when to drink shakes and how many scoops to use so as to get caloric/protein/carb needs throughout the day)
I’ve been tossing up whether to add 1/2 cup of milk for my ‘breakfast’ shake ONLY, so as to give me a slightly fuller feeling to start the day off. I know you guys crucify ppl who suggest or even ask about milk on this diet… but, please… be gentle.
So… anybody got anything to critique/add/comment/flame me about? I’m all ears