Sunday, April 3, 2011

Is anyone else trying to lose weight? Want to join me?

I started the diet program in Timothy Ferriss's 4-Hour Body book last week, and so far, so good.  I lost 4 pounds last week, and half an inch on my waist.  One of the things that the book talks about is that, if you can get someone to do the diet with you, it's more likely that you'll be able to stick to it and lose the weight you're aiming for. 

The diet is not easy - no grains of any kind, no cheese, no sweets, etc.  But - and this is huge! - you can eat whatever you want, as much as you want, for one day a week.  This splurge day tells your body that there isn't, in fact, a famine, and keeps your metabolism moving.  Check out the book for more information.  I haven't read it all yet, but what I've read has been fascinating.  If you are curious, you can check out my first post on my new diet/food related blog, Diary of a Carbslut, which tells a little bit more about the diet. 

It would be fun and inspiring to have others join me - on whatever diet or method you're using.  We can give each other support and cheer each other on.  If I can do this, anyone can.  Please stop by and let me know if you're interested!  I've never followed a diet from a book in my life, but I have high hopes for this one.

2 comments:

  1. Carbs have always been my big problem too. Bread and cereal, i could live on it! I've probably followed every book diet out there that ever was popular in the past and some of them work great for fast, <30 lbs short term weight loss. Never heard of this one before, though.

    Unfortunately I have tonnes of weight to loose and imminent health problems on the horizon if I don't. Will be finidng out in a couple of weeks if I've been accepted into the bariatric surgery weight loss program. I've changed my eating habits for about 3 mos now. vegetables, vegetables, and protien as instructed.

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  2. Nicola - It can be such a battle, can't it? I hope you are accepted into the program and can get where you want to be, weight-wise. And I hope that your change of habits has had a positive impact already. That's great that you've been doing it for three months. Best of luck!

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