As some of you had noticed, after a great start on the 4-hour Body, I abandoned the blog without explanation. For those who are perusing and following the 4-Hour Body, I wanted to come back and let you know why, so that you can have as much information about your journey as possible.
The primary reason I decided to abandon the concepts, diet, and philosophy was, in a nutshell, that it is not a sustainable way of life (for me). I don’t want to eat beans with every meal for the rest of my life. I don’t want to be tied into a an unrealistic and structured eating schedule that demands I eat at set intervals, regardless of whether or not I’m hungry. And cheat days where you go all out? Sorry, but you just can’t convince me that gorging your body with crap once a week is a good thing.
Now, I haven’t stopped trying to live a healthy, fit lifestyle centered around proper nutrition and exercise. Instead, I’ve found something that I think works better for the long term as a way of life and that is helping me to get where all other diets and plans have failed. For me it is Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint.
Eating the way man has evolved to eat over millions of years just makes more sense to me. Anyway…I’ve been following the Primal Blueprint for eating (all nutrient rich foods: meat, veggies, some fruit, nuts and seeds, and plenty of good healthy fats — very similar to Paleo), and the Fitness Blueprint (move slowly but frequently, lift heavy things, and sprint), and have been having tremendous results.
I typically only eat twice a day now. And intermittent fast at least once per week….usually unplanned. I’m busy and not hungry, so I don’t eat.
My original (and unrealistic) goal of losing 35 lbs in 60 days before I flew out to California? Well, I went and got my tattoo after losing 23.7 lbs in 60 days:
Oh, and here’s my daily weight loss chart for the 60 days (after resetting my goal for 20 lbs weight loss):
I hope that whatever it is that your doing to try to live a healthier, fitter, and happier life is working for you. I’ve found what works for me (Primal). Beans every meal wasn’t working for me.