Note: This does not give you the green light to eat all the fats in the world. You can calculate how much fats you can eat here: http://macronutrientcalculator.com/. At the end of the day, calories in & out matters.
eople certainly had a lot of opinions about my diet. A lot of people didn’t support what I was doing at first — they questioned my judgment on eating FATS. The loudest person in this camp was my own mom. She thought I was going to die from heart disease. At one point, I even challenged myself to eat nothing but fat just to make a point that this works. (and oh, by the way, I'm talking about good unsaturated fats) And yeah, maybe the whole thing may seem like I was just a stubborn person who likes to live outside the box. I can understand that view …even if I knew that it wasn’t my real intention. Over time, people started believing me when they actually saw the benefits & results — the diet that I am referring to is called "The Ketogenic Diet" or modified "Slow-Carb Diet".
For most people, I would recommend the slow carb diet simply because it is more practical & easier to sustain ...plus you are even allowed to have a glass (or two) of wine!
This diet revolves around the GLYCEMIC INDEX, which is rated from 0-100. Foods below 55 does not impact insulin 'significantly'; therefore, it is safe to eat.
Fat Will Not Make You FAT
According to this, we would assume that a "low-carbohydrate" / low-sugar approach would solve everything. However, most people who goes on the low-carbohydrate diet complain of hunger & low energy and QUIT not because such diets do not work, but because they consume insufficient calories.
To fix this... I introduce to you:
This is a high fat diet. In the absence of carbohydrates, your body runs on FATS and breaks it down as fuel (in the form of ketones - this is actually your body's survival mechanism)... and because fats are calorically dense, you will always feel satiated. Fats does not spike insulin either; therefore, you can eat as much fat as you want and not get fat!
Note: This is a "binary diet", which means that you are either ON or OFF - there's no in between. If you tell me that you are on a Ketogenic Diet, I will really need to inspect your meals. Only 10% of people who attempt this diet is actually on it - it is that specific. If you think you are on a Ketogenic Diet but your body is still running off glucose, it is the most ruthless diet in the world.
Here is a chart of what a Ketogenic Diet should look like:
Before we move on... it's crucial you understand the basics on why we get fat. Take a look at this diagram I drew out:
For this diet, we are specifically adding legumes for caloric load. Eat as much as you want until you are full. An example of a slow carb meal is shown below:
A) KETOGENIC DIET
B) SLOW-CARB DIET
Honestly: this is all you need to know. I hope the thing you take away from what I'm writing is that losing weight is not as hard as you think if you understand these basic principals.
I hope the information you find here will help you get into the best shape of your life for your wedding day.
Please leave any questions or comments below.