I’ve been turned on to the diet by a buddy who just successfully finish the diet. I’ve been trying to lose weight for a long time, unsuccessfully, and am at a point where I feel like a need a major change to actually see sustainable results. My dad recently had a quadruple bypass and he’s only in his mid 50’s. This was a serious wake-up call and I have a renewed drive to get healthy and improve my eating habits.
Like most people I struggle with cravings something terrible and hope that this diet will force drastic dietary changes and change my relationship to food. A lifetime of poor eating and processed foods is a hard thing to overcome regardless of how much knowledge you have. I need to completely change my relationship with food!
Long story short I currently weigh just about 275lbs, I’m 5’9" tall, and 31. I haven’t been weight training at all recently but I have been doing sustained cardio, which I’m discovering isn’t the best approach. While I can run a 5k I’m not seeing the short of progress I’d like. I’m down about 10 lbs in the last 2mths or so. I noticed when putting my stats into the diet calculated that it is not recommended for people over 265lbs. I’m wondering, since I’m pretty close to the cut off, if would be alright to start the diet? I’d rather not wait another month or more to get down to 265 to be able to start the diet.
I look forward to your response and suggestions