Although it does feel a little sad to be celebrating 201. Oh well. Gotta take the successes where you can right?
My older brother is doing this 'ketosis' diet thing, where you force your body into a state of ketosis which then uses your fat stores as energy. He lost 15 pounds in seven days. I told him to keep me informed on how the rest of it goes. I'm curious to see how it will work out for him. According to him it's kind of like Atkin's gone crazy, but also like HCG as it was never intended to be a lifestyle change. You eat protein--a lot of it. And green veggies for the most part--no corn, carrots, no veggies that tend to be high in sugar. And you eat NO SUGAR. And I'm not just talking about processed sugar here; I'm talking about fruit too. Anything that lists sugar as an ingredient is also out. Potatoes are out too as they are too starchy. Other than that, there doesn't seem to be a limitation--he can eat as many calories as he wants. Hmmm . . . not sure what I think about it, but I figure I'll see how it works out for him.
On the other hand, hopefully he'll take a multi-vitamin. Can you imagine not eating fruit?
I thought it might be interesting to post about what my brother is doing too. I'll keep you guys informed. As far as I'm concerned I just want to continue keeping my calories under control and implementing exercise again. I have NOT been exercising. I want to make sure I make it to taekwondo at least once.
This past week I did a really good job of sticking to the 1400 calories a day. I went really low one day--didn't even hit 1200 but that was because I was at work until late, and I didn't feel like fixing anything big when I got home, so I had a bowl of cereal and went to bed. It happens. This weekend was a bit problematic--it always seems to be. I think I've gone over, but haven't tracked my caloric intake too well. That's also something I need to work on. The weekends.
It's great reading about how everyone else seems to be progressing. Congratulations you guys!