I have been doing a ketogenic Atkins-style low carb diet since September 10, and have been in induction for about 25 days straight.
Jillian Michaels would ‘never’ get a gig doing a TV show about my diet: I don’t look uncomfortable, I am not dying of hunger, I’m not exercising, I eat til I’m full. There’s no emotion, no drama to it – no one needs to scream into my face: “This is for your own good!”
It’s about as exciting as watching paint dry.
Despite the lack of excitement, of hunger, of straining, of drama, I have lost about 10 pounds – I am currently 193.6. The week before I had started this I was 207 and had gone down to 203, so I think it is safe to assume I lost all my water weight prior to my experiment and the 10 pounds I’ve lost since then are mostly fat.
That’s about 2-3/4 pounds per week – a little too much weight loss, really. You should only lose about 2 pounds per week. Perhaps I should eat more. Or maybe I’m getting too much exercise – I did mow the lawn today…
At this point, all of the goodies in the house that surround me hold little interest – I don’t even notice them anymore. There’s no struggle, no willpower required.
With all the extra time I have not exercising and not struggling, I like to lie in bed and read a book.
If you are looking for an exciting diet, one where you will struggle and strain, heroically resist near constant hunger and temptation, exercise until exhausted, challenge yourself physically and emotionally, and perhaps question whether your life is even worth living, I recommend a low-calorie diet with plenty of exercise.
It might also prove entertaining for TV watchers and provide a steady income for Jillian Michaels – ‘America’s Toughest Trainer’.
You can check out her awesome site – and her $4.99 per month ‘no gimmick’ diet plan of ‘self, science, and sweat’ here.
Me? I think I’ll pass. I like my diets boring.