I have had no problem sticking to this diet. There is nothing I have craved and I feel full all the time. Most of the time I am cooking nice stir frys, experimenting with new dishes and just swapping out rice/pasta/potato for beans. Also once or twice I can still eat things like bacon and fried eggs for a bit of a treat.
Once a week, which was yesterday, I have a day off which means eat what you like. Here was lunch:
Shopping is working out cheaper. I am eating better quality, fresh food and it is easier to shop as I pretty much have a set list of things to get.
I miss milk in my coffee. Nothing else cuts it – I tried vanilla extract, cinnamon, protein shake, coconut milk and just plain black. At least I am taking in less caffeine. Starbucks just isn’t the same.
There are a lot more dirty plates and cleaning up to do.. and more time spent cooking. I am getting quicker at meals however, and expanding my cooking skills.
It can be a little bit tricky to get the right meals, when I am out and about, but a little preparation prevents this.
Stupidly, I didn’t keep proper measurements at the start of the diet. I had originally decided to just try it last Friday with a few meals etc., but then I just went for it. I was waiting for a tape measure so I could take waist, leg, bicep etc. measurements which has only just arrived.
What I can safely say that I have lost weight. Right now I weigh 72kg in the morning and 73.1kg in the evening, whereas I was previously weighing around 74kg. My scales report between 20% and 21% body fat – which is probably not accurate but will at least give me an indication that it is decreasing.
Next week I will have something more accurate. For anyone else following this – remember that tracking progress is crucial to keeping motivation.
So far so good. 7 days in and I haven’t had a problem sticking to the diet, seen some results already and looking forward to checking in again next week. Stay tuned for more updates and advice on the Tim Ferris Four Hour Body Slow Carb Diet.