Thursday, March 8, 2012
So here it is...what I'm gonna do my garsh darndest hardest to follow. I'm not trying anything too rigid but I'm the kinda gal who needs rules. I do best when I think "I'm allowed to this but not that." In a theatrical sense, I need a script to follow but one that will allow me to put my own spin on it. Combine that with my parents and their medical background and I have a bizarre mix of what speaks to me. But these fellas seem to have a mishmash of things that SEEM to be a good idea and make the best sense to my over researching, mildly medical, give-me-rules-kinda mind.
And to give credit where credit is due, much of this taken from the New York Times best selling author Tim Ferriss and his book The 4-Hour Body.
Other ideas are from Adrian Bryant from NowLoss.com.
FIRST SET OF RULES (a la Tim Ferriss.. Mama Booty needs rules!!!!)
Rule 1: Avoid "white" carbohydrates (or anything that can be white)all bread, rice (including brown), cereal, potatoes, pasta, tortillas, and fried food with breading.
Rule 2: Eat the same few meals over and over again.The most successful dieters, regardless of whether their goal is muscle gain or fat-loss, eat the same few meals over and over again. There are 47,000 products in the average U.S. grocery store, but only a handful of them won't make you fat.
Rule 3: Don't drink calories.Drink massive quantities of water and as much unsweetened tea, coffee or other no-calorie/low-calorie beverages as you like. Do not drink milk (including soy milk), normal soft drinks, or fruit juice. Limit diet soft drinks to no more than 16 ounces per day if you can, as the aspartame can stimulate weight gain.
Rule 4: Don't eat fruit.Just say no to fruit and its principal sugar, fructose, which is converted to glycerol phosphate more efﬁciently than almost all other carbohydrates. Glycerol phosphate = triglycerides (via the liver)= fat storage. There are a few biochemical exceptions to this, but avoiding fruit six days per week is the most reliable policy.
Rule 5: Take one day off per week and go reasonably nuts.
SECOND SET OF RULES (a la Adrian Bryant...Mama Booty needs more!!!)
1. Eat raw veggies before every meal. Your body has to burn calories to digest raw foods! AND it helps curb craving for food. Carrots here I come!
2. Drink ice cold water to help "rev" your metabolism. Your body has to burn calories to heat the water up to body temp! Try to drink a liter per day.
3. Exercise twice a day Mon., Weds, Fri. at least 30-40 minutes per session. Exercise once a day for 40-90 minutes per session Tues., Thurs., and Sat. Rest on Sun.
SO...can I do this?? To be honest, I'm worried about the time to exercise. My days are hectic enough. Does chasing 3 and 1/2 year old twins count anywhere??? Stop it stinkin' old thinkin'! The only way change is gonna come is with CHANGE!!!