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General Discussion / Re: Back to Stage One
« on: June 26, 2014, 10:29:31 PM »
ergh sugar withdrawal headaches......................................................

"So although the Neanderthal's predominant food source was meat, Ms Sistiaga explained that the chemistry of her sample suggested a "significant intake of plants"


Business as usual then......................

General Discussion / Re: STAGE 1 2ND DAY
« on: June 24, 2014, 06:13:09 PM »
Sounds a bit wrong but I kinda get off on the light headed feelings of the detox phase of this program

General Discussion / Re: Back to Stage One
« on: June 24, 2014, 06:01:18 PM »
Haha thx. There's this psychological buzz you get too when you feel like you're taking control of the most basic, foundation aspects of your life - your health, and in particular, what you choose to put in your mouth! Within 48hrs I already feel better and stronger.

General Discussion / Back to Stage One
« on: June 22, 2014, 11:29:32 PM »
Did this lifestyle change over a year ago and felt great. Then got slack and fell into bad ways. But now recommitted to starting again. Stage One / Day One. Looking forward to it.

General Discussion / Cholesterol issues
« on: May 31, 2013, 04:48:37 PM »
Since I started this diet my cholesterol has gone up a couple of points. I eat a lot of veg and I exercise regularly with cardio and weights. It could be age related (I'm 50) but I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced the same or has any advice. I'm thinking less red meat for my protein source, more chicken. Thx.

Thx for the post Stewie. Inspirational story.

General Discussion / Re: Ugh help
« on: May 29, 2013, 05:24:35 AM »
Start seeing 'celebration days' as danger days. Xmas, Easter, Birthdays etc where there's this expectation to gorge yourself on crap and drink yourself silly. When you know they're coming up, be even more alert. Otherwise, see them as times when you plan to fall off the wagon. Then don't feel guilty about it. Get back on the wagon the next day.

General Discussion / Re: Man and Fire
« on: May 29, 2013, 05:20:11 AM »
They would have cooked and eaten Chaka

"I've made the determination that, if need be, if faced with starvation, we will cook and eat Chaka. I've been thinking about this a lot, actually. If Chaka meat were the secret ingredient on Iron Chef, I'm sure Bobby Flay would probably serve it with roasted red peppers and a dash of cumin and a braised polenta. It wouldn't be an easy thing to do, but if you slow roast the little guy, I'm sure that Chaka meat would just fall right off the bone".

Advice Column / Re: Bananas & Oranges
« on: May 27, 2013, 11:41:23 PM »
Bananas are interesting. I've seen sites where they tell you to avoid them if you want to lose weight. Is it just the sugar content or something else?

Advice Column / Re: Question
« on: May 27, 2013, 11:37:36 PM »
Hi, phase one is where you can crazy at night and gorge yourself. So knock yourself out.

General Discussion / Re: Advertisement Problem!
« on: May 22, 2013, 01:11:29 AM »

Actually the HIIT technique is not just a quick weight loss program but has benefits across the board: 'These short, intense workouts provide improved athletic capacity and condition, improved glucose metabolism, and improved fat burning' - wiki.

There was a very good BBC doco that proved HIIT to have measurable results after just 4 weeks. Here's a clip from the BBC show on youtube

Having said that, I agree that rapid weight loss is not necessarily healthy and I mix HIIT with cycling to work 5 days/week and weights 2 - 4 days. Exercise can be time consuming so HIIT might suit some people better.

High intensity interval training (HIIT) for Maximum results in a fraction of the time

Advice Column / Re: discouraged
« on: April 25, 2013, 03:44:59 PM »
That's great. So you ARE feeling the effects already. Keep it up an enjoy your new lifestyle.

Advice Column / Re: discouraged
« on: April 24, 2013, 05:28:15 AM »
It's going to be different for different people. There's too many testimonies saying how effective this lifestyle is for losing weight and feeling better. And they're backed by research. Don't give up. We're with you.

Yep all alcohol is Satan's mouthwash. However, some things contribute to a more enjoyable life. Quality beer and wine in moderation is okay by me. Sure it's probably slowed down my progress but I accept that.

Hi Lou
Thought I should reply as you've had many views but no comments as yet. I used to work with drug and alcohol dependant people and I was a youth worker for over 10 years. In all that time I saw the damage that parents, siblings, partners and others do to people and the many damaging behavioural patterns that people adopt in order to deal with their issues. Drugs, eating disorders, risk taking, violence, self harm etc can all become coping mechanisms even when these behaviours are clearly self-destructive. It's too difficult to say from your story if there's a link between your controlling mother and your eating patterns but there are plenty of precedents. I suggest you see a therapist to work through these issues and/or join an online forum where people share similar experiences. Just be alert that your goal is to resolve these childhood issues (if there are any) rather than indulge in them. I've seen too many people 'become their pathology' and use it as an excuse to avoid truly confronting their behaviour. Good luck

Advice Column / Re: Fast and muscular lost
« on: March 26, 2013, 02:27:08 PM »
Stage 2 is not for that long a period that you're going to see dramatic muscle loss. I would suggest that you drop any exercise routine you may be doing during the fasting period though as it might put too big a strain on your body. Just stick to walking. I actually didn't do stage 2 as it was making me feel sick. I jumped to stage 3.

Fitness & Exercise / Re: Can I still train hard on this diet
« on: March 25, 2013, 08:56:03 PM »
I cycle 5 days a week and lift weights 4 days a week.  The principles of this diet are perfect for gains as it's slanted towards proteins rather than carbs. You should lose body fat and build muscle, however, your total calorie/kilojoule intake needs to matche your activity levels. So if your exercise intensity is very high then you may not be able to eat enough chicken, red meat, almonds etc without feeling overly stuffed. I do use 100% whey isolate protein shakes as a supplement.

Fitness & Exercise / Re: What exercise, should i do at the home.
« on: March 23, 2013, 10:23:15 PM »
Depends what your goal is but you really need to mix cardio and resistance training for the full health benefits. I suggest bike riding  or swimming for cardio as it's  non-impact and then weight training for bone health and muscle growth. Now you can use your own body weight (squats, push ups, chins etc) but you'll find yourself having to do huge amounts of reps to get increasing benefits. You really need weights but you don't need to go crazy buying benches etc. A cheap secondhand set of dumbbells, using furniture around the house and working from the floor can achieve some pretty decent results if done consistently, progressively and with attention to good form.

Advice Column / Re: potato and rice substitutes
« on: February 24, 2013, 02:33:19 PM »
I still maintain that it's better than rice because it's a complete protein unlike other grains etc. Anyway, here's a good article:

Advice Column / Re: potato and rice substitutes
« on: February 24, 2013, 12:49:21 PM »
 "Quinoa is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal, or grain, as it is not a member of the true grass family" (wiki). But really I only care that it's a complete protein with low carbs. The carbs in quinoa have a low glycemic index of 53, which means they are digested more slowly. As with most things don't overdo it but quinoa seems like a good substitute to rice etc. Google it.

Advice Column / Re: Did Cavemen Imbibe???
« on: February 23, 2013, 05:05:03 PM »
I seem to respond to this question in a lot of posts. I still drink alcohol on this diet. It make have slowed my progress but I want to enjoy the good things in life and quality beer, wine and spirits are a part of that for me.

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