Saturday, February 22, 2014

Day 380 - My Weight Loss Formula..

February 21, 2014            251.5 lbs

Hello all! I've been MIA recently due to a pure embarrassment from not losing any weight. I started a new nutrition plan 2-3-14 and for two weeks, I just yoyoed between a couple pounds. As a matter of fact, I even started to gain weight. Now this was on a 2000 calorie a day diet. Frustrated doesn't describe how upset I got and embarrassed. It's not easy to fail publicly. I began thinking about the only time I have ever consistently lost weight. That was during a brief period when I ate only raw. The problem was, I ate no fat either and discovered that my body chemistry didn't like that. During that same period, I would occasionally eat soy at a vegan restaurant. On those days I noticed that my weight loss was minimal or non existent. Seems pretty obvious, but at the time, I suspected that there might be MSG in the food and it was causing me to hold weight.

This memory led me to start wondering if maybe the soy I was eating in the current nutrition plan might be affecting my cortisol levels and preventing my weight loss. So I stopped eating soy. And I stopped eating any cooked food during the day. And I started losing weight finally. Basically, raw until four.

So I'm eating half of a fruit and spinach smoothie with chia seed powder and a little sunflower seed butter first meal. The second half two hours later and two hours after that, a green smoothie that I also separate into two meals made up of Romain hearts, cucumber, spinach, pear and or apple and one or two tangerine with some lemon and fresh ginger root. Sometimes I will have a small handful of Brazil or macadamia nuts and or a couple tangerines as a snack. Next is dinner, where I have been eating a lot of roasted vegetables and garlic herbed quinoa. Sometimes a small vegetable pizza or soup and salad. Then another snack and depending on my calorie intake for the day and workout, I might have another protein shake made with Garden of Life Raw protein powder, seed butter and tangerine juice. So far I'm down 5.1 lbs. For me, that is a lot.

On the training front, could be better. To many days between workouts. Here is a shot of my healing ankle:

Until tomorrow my friends.

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