Domo, I appreciate the thoughtful post and I'm assuming it was directed toward me, so I'll respond that way.
wall of text about my recent experiences with this diet:
Thankfully I'm experienced with doing exactly what I'm doing right now, with this current diet, which is actually working out great right now.
The only caveat is that I haven't really made a point of doing this SINCE my wrestling days, two decades ago lol. But the fact remains that I'm
experienced with this, and in making it work out OK (albeit with a 20-year gap since I've done it).
Back then my cousin used to tell me how to do this kind of dieting, which is just simply a low-carb and high-protein diet.
Before you guys tell me how unhealthy it is (lol), this diet can be perfectly healthy if the protein we're consuming is vegan (which is what I'm
So today I've only eaten once (not really on purpose but I don't tend to get hungry during the day, typically), and it was just some good tofu with a
nice salad. Very low-carb, while vegan and perfectly healthy. I always drink a lot of fluids, in general, and so I've been having ice water with my
tofu and salad. This is just a salad bar at the grocery store lol so it's relatively cheap and there's a huge number of items.
While this is essentially the same diet as the so-called "Atkin's diet" and a bunch of other diets:
The difference is that THOSE diets are typically unhealthy because people usually focus on eating meat, and very little else.
(I'm a huge believer in the unhealthiness of eating meat, and the healthiness of veganism. I've been mostly vegan for nearly half my life, since 18
or 19, and I'm 36.)
I've actually never had to really focus on losing weight because I've stayed naturally lean for the most part, and I became vegan very soon after my
wrestling days (like within a year or two). Veganism has kept me naturally trim and I've often been doing some kind of physical activity in my
Anyway lately I just DID have to lose weight because something went wrong and my waist was all f*cked up. You might not think so from my weight and
description, but it's true, my waist suddenly became swollen and curvy and womanly. It honestly freaked me out. I would feel my fat fold up on my
sides, if I curved my body to either side.
My waist actually still looks busted lol but getting better.
But good news is that I've been biking and cutting lawns. I actually just bought back my old beloved bicycle that was stolen from me at gunpoint 3 or
4 years ago, and it feels like a dream. I'm real excited about my old bike lol.
Between cutting lawns and biking, my muscles are currently pumped up, and somewhat stretched out from getting my body used to my old bike again. So
without feeling sore, my muscles are jacked, and my face and body has gone through a noticeable slimming down. My face is having now angles emerge
from my cheeks and it's awesome.
So anyway, since I did this for a few years in my past, I wasn't worried about repeating the same diet that I did for years back then. I think my
body might have been going through some kind of toxic shock when I started the thread (from toxins being released from my fasting) but today I am
finally feeling great, while keeping the diet going.
Yesterday was extreme heat and drought conditions and I was outside cutting lawns all day, so at some point it became clear that I just needed some
more nutrition and carb intake. It was too distracting to feel light headed and try to cut lawns in the sun all day. I was sweating buckets and I
started out drinking water, but eventually started putting salt in (since sweating makes us lose salt), later got some spicy-hot V8 in one of those
huge bottles, so I was chugging that all day, alongside water and coffee. Later I just had to get some sugary iced tea (with lemon in it) and it was
still a relatively small amount of carbs, but I felt I needed it, and it felt great. (That was most of the way through the day.)
Today I hopped on my bike briefly but enough to cruise around and to feel my muscles stretched out, while also jacked. My old stolen bike feels like
a dream gliding over the hills of our city (which is very hilly, especially for a city).
Today, like I said, I only ate tofu and salad, it was great. Drinking coffee, water, and currently a giant bottle of pre-made Jasmine green tea,
Between the buzz from the jasmine tea, the nutrition and protein of lunch, and the bike ride, I'm feeling great and really excited about it.
Yesterday ALSO had the freak occurance of extremely dry dust and dirt being kicked up by the lawnmower, so I was in clouds of dust and dirt pretty
often yesterday lol. I hadn't worried about it, and this is not something that ever happens here, but by night my asthma was jacked up for the first
time in maybe 6 yrs. Not a health concern but there was absolutely no way to even try to sleep, my breath capacity was only like 1/3 normal. All
filled up and irritated with dry dust and dirt.
Sometime probably around 5 or 6 am, I felt relaxed enough to try sleeping for a few hours. Horizontal must have helped my body kick out the
congestion, as I woke up ready to cough out a ton of it (breath capacity increasing the more I could get out).
Today all day I was around maybe 2/3 capacity of breathing, so it was enough to be slightly annoying all day lol. Felt good enough to take the bike
for a spin and afterwards I've been feeling quite good.
Took some hot shower time for the hot vapor to also help clean my body cough out the congestion and dirt lol.
Capacity maybe 90% but my lungs are still swore / slightly irritated. Thankfully most congestion is out of my body at this point. Exciting for more
hot shower and biking soon, to help the process some more (and to enjoy my old stolen bike some more).
The lawn mower and weed wacker even have my forearms and hands feeling stretched out (from the weight of the weedwacker), while also getting jacked
up, so my hands feel HUGE with skinny, pumped-up arms lol.
Well that's the scoop for now, with my current situation, I hope someone gets something out of reading it.
Vegan version of low-carb, high-protein diet is the HEALTHY way to do it.
It's slimming me down, without feeling hungry right now, making my face more handsome, and shrinking the fat off my body.
Regained my old favorite bike that was mugged from me 3 or 4 yrs ago, rides beautifully, so having fun while getting good exercise and stretching of
my muscles, just from biking and cutting lawns yesterday.
Felt a bit uncomfortable for a couple days but currently feeling like a beast.
Also I don't have to worry about bouncing back to a higher weight. Tofu is practically my favorite food, so I can happily focus on just eating this
and salad. I think I will do that, just to make sure this works and my weight loss stays.