The Irvingia Weight Loss Challenge – Day 2

It was a 2 hard-boiled egg and 2 cups of Italian meatball and sausage day at work. Home in the evening was some of the Greek – inspired pork dish that I cooked the other day with some vino. 

I was in bed and half-asleep when my daughter needed a bottle of milk. I went downstairs and while waiting for the mik to warm, I noticed the dish of Chef Boyardee Beefaroni that someone had prepared for the Kid and went uneaten.

Well, the uneaten part of this story wasn’t going to last.

Now, putting this in perspective, it’s not all that bad. If you take a look at the nutrition data for the stuff, you see a total of 236 calories, and 35 grams carbs. 

While it is preferred that one obtain their daily carbohydrates from sources other than Beefaroni, my total carb count for the day, considering the other stuff I ate, must have been well below 40 grams. 

This rationalization did not impress my bathroom scale, however, and it reminded me that Beefaroni is decidedly not a diet food by returning a weight of 207.8.

As to the effects of Irvingia so far, I’ve noticed no stomach upset, nor other unpleasant gastric disturbances. No mood changes from what is usual for me. I’d say maybe – just maybe – I feel a little bit different, but I can’t quite put a finger on how.

I’d hazard a guess to say that I’ve noticed a gradual decrease in my appetite – nothing Earth-shattering, but it appears to have lessened a bit.

As one poster commented, Irvingia seems to work over a period of time – her theory is that the reduction in C- reactive protein takes time to have an impact, but as your body readjusts to the lower inflammation, it begins to accelerate the weight loss. This would explain why in the LEF study, there is an acceleration of weight loss – from week 4 to week 8, the participants lost 10 lbs. 

They lose 10 lbs. in week 8 to week 10 – twice as fast after 2 months on the stuff.

Now, I don’t necessarily believe that explanation, but it stands as a working hypothesis until something better comes along.

As Aristotle said: It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without embracing it.

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