Originally Posted by CWS4322
Exactly. When I switched eating my big meal to the a.m. ... four years ago? or was it five? Well, I did that to gain energy. I went from a size 14 to a size 6/8 (with help from a friend who is a tailor--he makes my clothes fit me). On the bottom, I am a 6/8. On the top I am a small or medium. Was it hard? No. I just dropped sugar and bread/pasta from my diet. Easy-peasy.
I did carb and (mostly) sugar free for about two and a half weeks and went from size 34 (snug) to size 32 (just a bit of room). I didn't lose much weight during this time, but my stomach, as a coworker put it, "looked deflated." I sure felt a heck of a lot better too.
Funny thing was, I decided to have some pasta with sauteed zucchini and broccoli and a normal sized plate of the stuff gave me a stomachache, headache and made me feel a little intoxicated. Repeated results the next day when I had the remainder for lunch at work.
I've spent the last few months immersing myself in some of the newer information regarding health and weight loss. I've seen the following results since:
8 pounds lost (215-207) in 7 days by eliminating coffee. I was drinking it loaded with milk and HFCS sweetener. Later found out that not only does the sugar have an insulinemic effect, the milk does as well.
22 pounds lost (207-185) through ketogenic fasting over around 5 weeks.
11 pounds gained back (185-196) through stressful semester at school (physics and intro to circuitry) and discontinued diet/fasting.
Adoption of cold exposure and EGCg (decaffeinated green tea extract) supplementation has actually hindered my attempts to gain 4 more pounds and get to an even 200 before starting my new body recomposition experiment. I've been eating like a slob, including carbs and sugary stuff and I have been stuck at 196. If I were to eliminate the supplements and cold exposure, I could probably put it back on no problem, but I'll just take this as a good sign going in to this experiment.