How have I felt?
So I just finished my 1st week & I feel great! I lost 4 lbs. & have a lot more energy throughout the day & I have no more 3pm crashes! I have more energy during my runs, but I haven’t really noticed a big difference in the soreness of my joint yet…I am hoping that changes.
How hard has it been?
Chips & Salsa: I eat chips & salsa everyday. I used to buy my salsa direct from the manufacturer & now I haven’t had it for 1 week…not sure how much longer I can hold out.
Beer: Giving up beer hasn’t been that bad…we will see how hard it is when college football starts.
Bread: This is the big one for me. I LOVE BREAD! I ate bread for lunch & dinner, so it is still very tempting.
Sugar: I never was a “desert” guy, but there are many foods/condiments that contain sugar. With a family of 4, it is next to impossible to rid of all of these, but I have cut down on them.
G2: I used to have one after I ran, but now I just drink water. It really hasn’t been that difficult giving this up.
What haven’t I cut out?
Cheese: String cheese, fresh mozzarella, others…I will still eat cheese, but I am trying to cut down on how much.
Chocolate Chip Cookies: I used to eat (1-2) after lunch, (1-2) after dinner & (2-3) at 2:30 am…yes at 2:30 am. I have given up the lunch & dinner cookies, but I still have them in the middle of the night (only 1-2 now). Once this batch runs out, I am gonna try to stop completely (doubt that will happen).
Today starts week 2. Our dinner menu has changed drastically – No bread, No pasta, No rice. New additions this week: Fish, thin-julienne sautéed zucchini & bun-less, grass-fed beef burgers."Leroy asks if I have "heard of wheat belly". Yes I have. It was documented on one of my favorite sites.
I want to thank Leroy for such an honest and thorough summary of the last week. I also want to encourage him to keep it up, the first 3-4 weeks can be tough to push through. He left one thing out that maybe he was too embarrassed to share. I am not embarrassed and besides, his identity is hidden very well. He has told me in the past that he has counted his farts and they totalled 60 in a day. He is now down to 3. If nothing else, that has to make his wife and co-workers happy. I too can say my flatulence has decreased dramatically. There are people (you know who you are) who I would greatly appreciate if they also adopted this diet.
Stay tuned for future weekly updates from Leroy.