My Simple Diet That Burned 5% Body Fat in 3 Short Months
As you may be able to tell by the sub title of this blog, my ultimate goal is to get a 6 pack.
I’ve always wanted one and have been insanely jealous of people that have them (especially those people that seem to have the natural gift of being able to eat pizza, cheeseburgers and french fies and not gain an ounce).
Anyway, moving on…
Over the years I’ve spent countless hours reading article after article and purchasing different products trying to figure out the best diet to burn fat.
Trying to discover that “super food” that would instantly eliminate that stubborn belly fat and see what it could possibly be that was keeping me from achieving my goals.
Well, I tried a bunch of different things and I never quite found that miracle food (shocker).
But, what I did discover was a diet that makes sense to me and that’s helped me burn off 5% of body fat in 3 short months.
…while still eating pancakes, churros, pizza and just about all of my favorite foods.
You may have caught on that there is a bit of a catch here and you’re absolutely right. Of course I didn’t achieve that by JUST eating those foods .
But I did do it while eating my favorite foods and not feel like I was really giving up anything. It was really a lifestyle change for me that wasn’t all that difficult to do. And I’m pretty confident you can do it too if you set your mind to it!
Here’s how I did it:
All I did was eliminate any processed foods and carbohydrates from my diet 6 days out of the week. On that 7th day I have what I call my binge day (for me it’s Sunday, I love my Sunday brunch) and I eat absolutely as much as I want of whatever I want.
So what does that really all mean in plain English?
Basically, any type of bread, pasta, rice, soda, beer (I did drink wine), fried food and any other type of traditional carbohydrate you can think of was completely eliminated from my diet.
And I made sure to add a lot more veggies and lean protein. I’m a pescatarian so that limited me to eggs and fish but it still was pretty easy for me.
I remember when I first heard about this whole “low carb” thing and I thought it was crazy to even try such a thing. But after I did it, and saw results, it’s pretty hard to argue against it.
For me, the most important thing was to stay true to this diet (or lifestyle change if you’d like) for those 6 days.
No little cheats of just a beer, or some french fries, or a sandwich or, whatever…
I can’t tell you how many people I’ve talked to that say they like to have a “little something” each day.
Stay focused and keep your end goal in mind.
If you steer off track, you aren’t going to get the results you want, period.
And then, that makes those Sunday binge days (or whichever day you choose) that much more fun.
What’s funny though, is after a while I completely lost interest in really overdoing it on those binge days. Mainly because I felt like absolute crap at the end of the day and sometimes, even the next.
In fact, I have to be careful because I like to workout early in the morning before I head to the office. And if I have a massive binge day on Sunday, I have the tendency to slack and don’t get into the gym on Monday morning which completely throws off my entire workout week.
So, here’s what I recommend, if you’re up for it…
Before you embark on this diet journey make sure that you have a starting point. Do a weigh in so you know exactly where you are starting. If you have a body fat monitor, make sure you get that data as well.
I’m a data geek and I can tell you from experience, after NOT doing this for years, once I finally did it, it made a massive difference in sticking with the program and as a result, I finally started seeing the results.
Once you have that starting data recorded somewhere, give this a shot for a week and then do another weigh in to compare. You’ll probably be surprised at the results you can get in just one short week.
What I like about this diet is that there’s no counting calories or anything like that. Just simply eating good quality food, cut out the carbohydrates and try and limit your processed food intake as a whole.
It doesn’t really require too much thinking and very little actual “work” which is a huge plus in my book.
After you’ve done this for a week, I’d absolutely love it if you came back and let me know how it worked out for you.
While I’m pretty confident you’ll get similar results as I did, it’s always great to hear other people’s stories. Those are the things that get me excited and motivate me to keep on going!