Friday, December 24, 2010

Can one have a cake and eat it too?!

Ok, this may sound unrealistic but according to the author of the book the Alternate Day Diet, Dr Johnson, it's not only possible but preferable. I stumbled upon this book by reading one of the comments left by none other then pooti on a Jimmy Moore food blog. She highly recommended this book. Upon further investigation I discovered that pooti lost a lot of weight following this program. I remember how strict and religious she was about low carb regimen to a point where she followed almost zero carb lifestyle and yet saw no results. I was intrigued to have found out how well she is doing on CRON type of diet which si
y stands for calorie restriction optimum nutrition. I just finished reading the book and it makes so much sense. d
Dr Johnson readjusted the calorie restriction plan to fit his own lifestyle and it worked like a manic for him and his many clients. The premise of this plan is simple: one alternates between no limit food consumption one day to be followed by a very low calorie consu
prion the next. My favorite book on diet of all time is Okinawa diet. I was also fascinated with Okinawian lifestyle. If you haven't read about these amazing people I highly recommend you do so. They are the longest living human species with the most centerians per capital in the world with no nursing homes for elders, their culture doesn't allow it. I am itching to give this lifestyle a big fat effort. I am being realistic though, I have before with mixed results. However I will never quit and I have this eternal belief that one day I will find the way. I am now at 285 pounds and I got there by being so irresponsible to my body that it would take a long time to write, may be one day I ll recount it just so I can visibly see how much junk I fed my own self. Self-destructive behavior at it's worst. So are you ready to join the calorie restriction society, Jimmy Moore once asked? He gave the resounding no answer, however all weight loss diets must operate on that premise and there is more and more evidence that longevity and health are as well. Yes, low carb may indeed have an upper hand in controlling hunger better but in the end it's still lower calorie consumption to be successful. So I say a resounding yes to Dr Johnson and hopefully once again I ll be roaming my own self induced destructive behavior world or...... Or I may find that this time it's all going to be different and I will have found the way!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Humbled by own failures I am still determined to fight for the WAY!

It has been one rough year. I gained enormous amount of weight and currently weigh 285 pounds. I can site many reasons why I got to that point but I would rather concentrate on why not I lost as I was planning. I failed to care and everyday was becoming more and more disenchanted with my own body thinking that tomorrow is a new beginning. But it never arrived. Tomorrow did, but new beginning didnt. Medifast become way too much to handle and complimenting it with low carb meals became too hard to swallow because of my pride. I so wanted to succeed on Medifast, after all others did. But every time something would impinge my effort and I went on a horrific binge. I ate so much junk in the past months that listing it would be a crime against human imagination so I will spare the details. Just imagine your own worst binging memories and multiply it by few folds and you will start approaching my recent reality of the past months. However this post is not about the past, its about the future. I still dont how to proceed. But I will take it one decision, one meal at a time and see what happens. I still have lots of medifast meals left so I will continue consuming them and hopefully complimenting them with low carb/ paleo meals as I once planned. So help me God!