June 26, 2012

Other people are doing it too

They call it the Slow-Carb diet:


Here's their rules, pretty much the same as what I did.  I wish I had before and after pictures.

Rule #1: Avoid “white” starchy carbohydrates (or those that can be white). This means all bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, and grains. If you have to ask, don’t eat it.
Rule #2: Eat the same few meals over and over again, especially for breakfast and lunch. You already do this; you’re just picking new default meals.
Rule #3: Don’t drink calories. Exception: 1-2 glasses of dry red wine per night is allowed.
Rule #4: Don’t eat fruit. (Fructose –> glycerol phosphate –> more bodyfat, more or less.) Avocado and tomatoes are excepted.
Rule #5: Take one day off per week and go nuts. I choose and recommend Saturday.

I didn't do Rule #5.

June 20, 2012


I don't really understand the science behind it anymore, but I'm still losing weight.  I've gone back to eating pretty much everything I ate before except for rice.  Burgers (with buns), hot dogs, chips, candy, even soft drinks and beer -- pretty much the same I ate before the diet.  The only major change is we pack our own lunch now so I'm only eating out for lunch once or twice per week. 

I've also been exercising perhaps a tiny bit more than before, but only as product of having to clean the house and getting everything ready as we increase our family size.  I'm wearing clothes that had been tucked far back in the closet and a lot of my shorts don't work anymore without a belt.  I've lost at least 1 inch on my waist, closer to 2.

Lunch we bring is no longer just the two drumsticks but a whole bunch of other stuff -- pork chops, steaks, etc.  I'm still eating vitamins every day and at least 1 apple, and about 1L of water also per day.

June 07, 2012


Just to update, I got to around 152 lbs a few weeks ago, and I've been in maintenance mode ever since.  I've had to purchase new belts and several new pairs of pants while also being re-introduced to some old pairs that I nearly threw out.

What maintaining entails is basically that you eat enough carbs that you don't lose weight, while still managing your intake so that you don't end up gaining weight.  This means around between 100-150g of carbs, which is pretty easy to do.