So my girlfriend and I have decided to start what Tim Ferriss has coined the “Slow Carb Diet” (which is basically avoiding white carbs, cycling through the same ingredients, and having an all out cheat day once a week) for the next two weeks. We will probably end up posting pictures and recipes of the various foods that we eat and how we’ve made it, which will end up on her blog at Les Saveurs De Mimi. Since she’s the one who cooks, it only makes sense to put it on hers. I also have a copy of the book in which Tim goes into greater detail, The 4 Hour Body (highly recommended) which you can purchase here on Amazon (yes, that’s an affiliate link).
If you’ve clicked on the post, you see that people have lost 100+ pounds, or as my friend has done, 30 pounds in 30 days. We really aren’t planning on trying to lose a ton of weight (we’re both essentially sticks) but eating healthy is a top priority, and abs. We both love abs on our opposite genders, so why not attempt to fulfill each other’s lust? Also a plus. It’s also a fantastic way for Mimi to practice using the same ingredients over and over in different ways, and myself to continue to practice food photography, and sort of learn how to cook and cut things.
I also figure I would add some strength training to the regime, mainly for abs and endurance, since neither of us want to look like body builders. More details to come on the specific regime laid out, but as far as the eating plan goes, these are the rules that we shall adhere to(courtesy of Tim Ferriss’ post):
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.
For our one cheat day a week, it will be Sunday. We will be shopping at Trader Joe’s/Whole Foods for the most part, and trying to keep our costs down(which is nearly impossible at Whole Foods). This experiment will be 2 weeks long, starting tomorrow(although tomorrow will be more of a planning day, so dependent upon our schedules it might be on Tuesday).
We will try to post our results at the end of the day, but understand due to our schedules, this might not be possible. Expect a post within a day or two if that happens.
Wish us luck!