Hey, It’s Thursday! Almost time for the long weekend!
A few weeks back I read an article from Dave at Paleohacks. I really, really like this guy’s newsletter. He is informative and funny. My favorite combination to read.
Anyway, this e-mail spoke about how to stop burning sugar and burn pure fat.
One of his tips was to consume zero starches or fruits for 3- 4 days in a row during the week and eat protein and veggies only.
I have been practicing this tip for the past 2 weeks and I do think it is working. I am eating a limited amount of carbs during the weekend but during the week I am eating mainly protein and veggies.
Here is what my meals have looked like lately:
Breakfast: 2 scrambled or hard boiled eggs with sautéed broccoli, green beans or peppers and onions.
Snack: individual size bag of pistachios
Lunch: Protein shake with a side of a little meat to fill me more
Snack: Celery or carrots and hummus
Dinner: Some variation of meat and veggies
I have been having this variation of meals for the past few weeks now. I eat it Mon thru Thursday and have been getting in 5 solid, balanced workouts.
I bought a new digital scale last week that I can actually read and the first day on it I weighed 137.8. I weighed myself again yesterday and I was 135 even. Now, I splurged a bit over the weekend ( not bad, but some) and I still lost weight.
I really like the idea of having some carbs on the weekend and eliminating them during the week. I can do this and not feel deprived and still lose or maintain my weight.
He also suggested increasing your water intake during the carb fast. I was drinking a ton of water, but I have cut way back again. I hate the feeling of having to pee all the time and sometimes a full bladder can cause me issues.
However, I do need to increase my water intake some, it just doesn’t have to be the 90 ounces I was drinking a day.
Feel free to try this tip. It’s working for me and I can actually do it and succeed.