Thursday, March 3, 2011
Trying Something New
So, I was shifting through my Netflix when a new arrival caught my eye; a documentary titled "Fathead" was suggested to me. The ironic/sad/pathetic part about it was all the meat in the guys mouth looked delicious, so it caught my attention.
You can read more into this documentary here, but I'll give you the gist of it to save time and space. Basically, a man who is considered "obese" by American standard disproves/pokes fun at the Documentary "Super-size Me" as well as the government's weight standard. He goes on a 28 day diet of nothing but Mc. Donalds; he eats the burgers, chicken tenders, eggs and sausage. He takes the buns off the sausage mc. muffins and only eats the burger buns for dinner. The man lost around 12 lbs and lowered his BMI by about 3 points I think. He also improved his already healthy cholesterol.
So, basically he was doing a sort of an Atkins diet. However, he used solid facts and proven tests to support that eating animal fats and naturally occurring oils are so much more healthy than unnatural "fat free/lowfat" fats and oils.
I myself am attempting his diet regimen, but I'm not eating only Mc. Donalds. I eat eggs and bacon for breakfast. (My mother loves bacon but has deemed it the "Devil" in my household because of her new diet) So, I am going to prove to her that she can eat her bacon and still lose weight. Unlike the Atkins diet, I am going to eat fruits and vegetables, but keep my carb intake below 90. I will be monitoring my blood sugar levels with each meal. I'm going to make an effort to "speed-walk" at least 3 times a week since the weather here is freezing!!!! But I'll be obtaining a treadmill soon, so I will increase it to 5 times a week once I get that.
So yeah. I took my weight and measurements. I'll be posting a monthly update with my stats and comparison photos. Wish me luck!