Uh the modern diet, basically a vigilance fast.
The question I ask is why? Why do people not enjoy a little food pleasure once and a while?
I have now shed over 53 Kg, and I am darn sexy to boot, right?
Anyway, during that time of weight loss, I would often have a yummy Malteser and Mars bar Slice, just one slice. Or I would have a some lollies out of a packet, around a small handful.
What I have learned for me, it is all about simple mathematics. Calories in is less that calories out. It never really mattered on what type of calories they were. Sure there are ways to lose weight more effectively, this week alone I have lost 2.65kg and it is only Thursday.
Around Christmas, I had loads of food, drink and so on, for about a period of 1 1/2 weeks, I ate probably 2500 Calories a day with ease, Chocolate, BBQ's, Me good old mate Jack Daniels even joined me. I still lost weight! I was burning on a normal day with work 2500 Calories, and exercising of an evening, burning another 1000 Calories (I was 100kg, so 10km burned that much). I was losing around 1kg per week.
So what I learned was, you can lose weight on higher calories, but you have to make sure you burn more through exercise than anything else. And people need to chose which way they want, eat more pleasurable and exercise lots, or lead a lot healthier lifestyle, eat good, exercise daily but never over do it. The latter of cause leading to a healthier you.
Right at this present time I am in a Diet fast, wanting to lose these last 5 or so KG's as quick as I can, Burning 3500 per day but eating 1300. That is 2200 Calories spare per day, 15400 Calories per week is equal to 2kg of weight loss. I will be at my goal in just over 2 weeks.
When I finish, I keep up the same exercise and Calories burned, I have to find 15400 Calories per week to eat. WOW! Does that mean once in a while I will have a few lollies and a slice, yes it may do, but I will be, every time I put something in my mouth make sure i know how many Calories I am eating, what I have eaten all day, and always stay at 2000 per day or a little less. Will be cutting down my exercise to a 5km jog daily.
High : 136 Kg (Oct 2006)
Low : 76.6 Kg (Mar 2007)
Current : 87.15 Kg (13th Aug 2014)
Goals. : 78-79kg Kg
Maximum Allowed: 81 Kg