Nice to hear from you! Well obviously I will continue exercising and eating sensibly (but the coming Wednesday I will attend a B'day so I will have a piece of cake (I hope not to bring all the kilos back!). I consider myself semi-vegitarian, because I am not that keen on meat, but every now and that I like to have a piece of chicken breast an veryyy realy I love to have beef steak, so that is why I consider myself semi-vegitarian
LOL, nothing wrong with that, I loved being a raw vegan (Started it as a cleanse only) but knew its was no good for me long term. To heal to me, help keep my weight stable, I would consider the Leptin reset program. It is very specific! You have to stick to it for 60 days, so no cake during it
I am finishing it now, combining it with the GAPS program (for gut healing).
Basically within 30 minutes of waking eating breakfast, key here 6 to 7 oz of protein. Then veg, need to make sure you are not low carb, I do potatoes, yams, butternut squash and a little fruit like apples or a little banana. Then lunch and dinner same but 4oz of meat/protein. Same on veg, etc.... This is simple. Keep in mind I used to love snacking, would nosh all day long. Now I never want to. But you have to cut sugars and wheat, etc.
How does that sound so far, where do you think you will struggle or how would you like to change it?
Heavy? as opposed to drinking sugared coffees and such. I weighed 250, now 180. It's up to you to change. If you think by keeping most of your old foods you can keep weight off, I'm sorry then I cannot help.
I did not say I am gonna keep my old food, in fact I have changed to a healthier life style! Just this plan seems to difficult to follow for 2 months..Can you please share a sample of typical day of yours?
eat 3 meals a day, protein in each, with some good carbs (100 per day), lots of veggies, good fats like olive, coconut and animal fats. I eat only organic, grassfed meats and local produce as much as possible. I do not eat anything with gluten, and do not even do gluten free grains right now. I drink teas, no sweetener usually but maybe some raw honey here and there. And a little fruit to keep my carbs near 100. I was a huge snacker, always eating, amazing now I never do and am always satisfied.
the body can react oddly, common with lots of diets, some people do great, others not as much, you can try... what to take away though is cutting the sweets and bad foods. great time to stay away from them now that you have been off them...
I am on a gut healing plan now, good carbs (good carbs mean non-refined carbs)for me are just a little fruit (1 to 2 servings a day) plantains potatoes, squashes, yams, yucca or turnips. However for some they do fine on lentils, white rice (yes, not brown, because the germ part (also bran and phytates) of the brown rice has anti nutrients in it making it hard to digest).... Other beans can be OK as well, but I soak mine (when I eat them, not now I get none), and sprout, but try and at least soak them..