YES! Intermittent fasting has been the result of breaking that "eat when
you're bored" thing. A couple times a week I'll skip dinner entirely, and
I wake up the next morning feeling fine. I have a strong urge for coffee
in the morning, and I'll eat breakfast because it seems like a good idea to
eat some breakfast. A 12 hour fast is quite easy. 18-20 hours is not a
big deal either.
On Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 2:39:13 PM UTC-8, Ash wrote:
> Nice work Bill! Keep it up! The story is quite inspiring. Thanks for
> I have read many books on this subject. While I understood and bought
> into the theories, none of them quite caused me to make lifestyle changes
> that were necessary to get in better shape. I'm 5'10", medium frame. For
> several years stayed in 160-168lb range. Always wanted to get down to
> 145-150 zone. After reading EBDJ last summer, for the first time I went
> below 160. Hovering around 155 these days. I think it is the style in
> which Grant has explained certain key points that has made my new habits
> stick. Being a vegetarian, no bacon for me. But staying low on carbs and
> switching to HIT style workouts have helped me a great deal. Feels like
> I'm on track to dip below 150lb in next 3-4 months.
> On Tuesday, 6 March 2018 13:13:23 UTC-8, 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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