Starting Sept 1st, 2011 (2 years to the day of trying this plan last time). I am going back to the cave man diet. I am going to try and blog more too of this journey the second time around. I am hoping with my much more knowledgeable self about food in general, I should be able to stay on track better. Make wiser choices and make more of my meals with different kinds of food, instead of the same choices every day, it got boring quickly.
Some of the goals I am going to try and do daily, is have at least 150 grams of protein, and limit myself to 40-60 carbs a day. In the past I have seen the most results with this setup.
When I first started this journey 2 years ago. I never thought I would have gained a lot of the weight back, that I was losing. But a lot has happened since then. I did do a lot of growing up since then, and I have surprisingly been able to stay off my soda / caffeine, I was really good up until June this year (2011) as I attended dday (big paintball game, down in hot/humid Oklahoma) I had Gatorade, for the first time since I first started my journey. I have since learned of a better alternative and I am now better equipped for the return in 2012.
So on to the Goals:
Stay on track for 1 year. (I am hoping that after a year I will not want to go back)
Lose 100 #
Play with the Canscots (CEF division for dday 2012)
Continue with Project Change.
1 day a week with trainer.
Simple goals, but oh so going to be challenging.
Beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey, fish, and shellfish are all acceptable in all their forms.
Eggs, cream, butter, lard, olive oil (unheated, like in salad dressing), and coconut oil are all great.
Vegetables in almost all forms are great. Starchier veggies, like yams, sweet potatoes, and squash should be avoided if your goal is weight loss, but this is the only exception.
Fruits are good in moderation for most people, but avoidingthem entirely can certainly speed weight loss.
Nuts and seeds are also okay in moderation. If you have been given a protein requirement, nuts and seeds cannot be counted as protein. Nuts and seeds might be the cause of sticking points for some people, but don’t worry too much about them in the beginning.
Dairy, in its whole fat forms, is OK for most people at most stages of their diets. Low fat, reduced fat, fat free, or any other fat altered form of dairy is NOT acceptable since fat is the reason for sonsuming dairy in the first place. Like nuts and seeds, dairy is a food category that may need to be removed for some people to make decent gains. Drinking milk is about the worst way to consume dairy and should be avoided.
DO NOT EAT:
Any grains. This includes breads, pastas, rice, corn, cereals, chips, crackers, etc. This is difficult but extremely important!
Vegetable oils. Especially corn oil and soy bean oil. If an oil is not listed as a “DO EAT” food, it is not acceptable. This means margarine is out!
High Fructose Corn Syrup. You will need to check labels on any processed food. This stuff is in everything.
All things soy. You will have to check labels for this one. Like high fructose corn syrup, soy derivitives are in everything.
Legumes. The lectins in legumes cause problems just like the lectins in grains.
White potatoes. Too starchy.