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heatherheartstofu:

A lot of the science behind eating the slow carb diet in the 4 Hour Body Diet can be overwhelming, but I saw this nice little infographic (source: http://www.foodtechconnect.com/2012/01/26/infographic-of-the-week-carbs-are-killing-you/) really breaking it down in a meaningful, understandable way. Check it out! It turns out that Atkins was right. Those of us who thought his diet was dangerous and “not healthy” years ago were wrong wrong wrong. Just eating less and exercising isn’t helpful to a lot of us who have a really tough time managing our weight: significantly reducing carbs in our diet does!

heatherheartstofu:

A lot of the science behind eating the slow carb diet in the 4 Hour Body Diet can be overwhelming, but I saw this nice little infographic (source: http://www.foodtechconnect.com/2012/01/26/infographic-of-the-week-carbs-are-killing-you/) really breaking it down in a meaningful, understandable way. Check it out! It turns out that Atkins was right. Those of us who thought his diet was dangerous and “not healthy” years ago were wrong wrong wrong. Just eating less and exercising isn’t helpful to a lot of us who have a really tough time managing our weight: significantly reducing carbs in our diet does!

28% of people scrambled to find acceptable meals each day (presumably meaning that many meals weren’t strictly appropriate for the diet).

21% of Lifters maintained their regular, social drinking habits on the diet. Tim recommends limiting alcohol and sticking to wine.

29% tried, but gave up on, cold showers.

You probably aren’t surprised that heavy drinking (25% stasis rate) didn’t help with weight loss. Haphazard eating also leaned that way (19% stasis). But what’s up with the cold showers?

Not taking cold showers and taking cold showers showed up evenly. It didn’t matter which one you chose as long as you stayed consistent.

But people who tried the cold showers and then gave up? They had a 29% stasis rate. This was the highest correlation of anything in the survey.

By from the lift blog on 4 hour body. consistency is key!

here we are again.

I have to get honest with myself about why I am doing this, what I will do, and how I will do it.


The Why:

- I will lose things I care deeply about if I don’t.

- I am sick of having to constantly think about being overweight.

- I know there is a fit lady in here whom I’ve never met.

- My extra physical baggage has resulted in a massive, insurmountable blockage in my creative and intellectual brainpower.

- Nothing I’ve done has worked / I’ve done nothing.

The What:

- Fifty pounds down in twenty-five weeks. 185 to 135. A real, concrete goal.

The How:

- Diligence and focus. Twice daily measuring. Obsessively documenting my intake.  Strictly adhering to a temporarily restrictive food situation - the slow-carb solution proposed by Tim Ferris in the 4 Hour Body.

- Being a normal person who will fuck it up once in a while.

- Being okay with that, because no one is perfect, least of all me.

- Starting fresh every day.

- Surrounding myself with positive influence.

- Learning something new every day about how to accomplish my goal, and talking about it.

- Being nice to myself.

Pain doesn’t tell you when you ought to stop. Pain is the little voice in your head that tries to hold you back because it knows if you continue, you will change. Don’t let it stop you from being who you can be. Exhaustion tells you when you ought to stop. You only reach your limit when you can go no further. By Unknown

Greek Yogurt Pancakes
four heaping tablespoons of greek yogurt (i used fat free vanilla)
one egg
1/2 cup flour
one tsp baking soda
 blueberries!
mix egg & yogurt separately from flour and baking soda, then mix together. the result is a fluffy paste. grill as you would regular pancakes. serve with a garnish of mint, blueberries and pomegranate.

an awesome, delicious and protein-packed alternative to pancakes!

adapted from this recipe

Greek Yogurt Pancakes

  • four heaping tablespoons of greek yogurt (i used fat free vanilla)
  • one egg
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • one tsp baking soda
  •  blueberries!

mix egg & yogurt separately from flour and baking soda, then mix together. the result is a fluffy paste. grill as you would regular pancakes. serve with a garnish of mint, blueberries and pomegranate.

an awesome, delicious and protein-packed alternative to pancakes!

adapted from this recipe