I love this topic - for me, EBDJ was revelatory, to say the least.
Then in January I found this:
If you're already an EBDJ fat burner, and want to take the next step, it's
not all that hard to just take a couple of days a week and not eat at all.
It sounds crazy, and miserable, but it isn't. I'm convinced that this is
what our bodies are supposed to be doing.
At any rate, I recommend at least reading some of the book before rejecting
fasting out of hand. It's really interesting.
On Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 3:13:23 PM UTC-6, Bill Lindsay wrote:
> Over the last few years, I've been a reasonably low-carb person. I
> generally steer clear of pizza, rice, bread, but my discipline has been far
> from perfect. Things were working out fine, in that I wasn't gaining the 1
> pound a year that people tell me I'm supposed to be gaining throughout my
> 40s. I've been holding at 180, which was acceptable but not ideal. This
> winter I decided: I've spent long enough treading water as a 180 pounder.
> I'm a 155 pounder with 25 pounds of unnecessary cargo. I decided I was
> going to drop 20 pounds, and this past week I've made it there, dropping
> below 160 for maybe the first time this century. There have been a few
> changes that might have contributed to success. I'm drinking a lot less
> beer, and a lot less booze in general. My exercise routine has included
> much more short and intense efforts as a coach of the high school mountain
> bike team. I've also done more to think about the way that I tend to think
> about food. Just like with drinking alcohol, I find that I have the urge to
> eat when I'm bored, or have downtime. I've tried to keep myself occupied
> more, and I've endeavored to break that mental connection so I don't start
> snacking every time there's a calm moment.
> A few weeks back I did a 200k with SFRandonneurs, and I really noticed a
> difference in my appetite. For the first time, I kind of had to force
> myself to eat. I had packed four Lara Bars for a 9 hour ride, and I went
> ahead and ate one at 50k, at 100k and at 150k, just because it seemed like
> a good idea to put some food in. I wonder if I've reached some level of
> fat-burning, and have largely broken the sugar-dependence where I don't get
> super ravenous.
> So, Winter is almost over and we haven't fought about EBDJ all winter
> long, I don't think. It's a datapoint of one but I'm doing fine with very
> little bread, rice, etc. I enjoy a cut up apple with almond butter for
> desert. I plop a huge scoop of coconut oil in my morning coffee. I'm
> eating lots of roasted veggies and raw veggies. I'll throw a fried egg on
> any meal. I eat lots of nuts and seeds. I make bacon on Saturday
> mornings, typically. My 34 inch waist pants no longer fit. I just bought
> a couple pairs of 32s and one pair of 30s. The 30s are snug, and I call
> them "the motivator" to get me the rest of the way to 155, where I'll
> probably stop and hold. Set a goal and make it happen.
> Bill Lindsay
> El Cerrito, CA
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