This is science, the body does not use fat for energy in the presence of insulin. Sugar is the problem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM
9 Pounds in 20 Days OMAD One Meal Per Day #IntermittentFasting
Congrats Andy!!! 9 lbs is a nice success but the "lifestyle change" is the real success eh? Sugar is a bear :-/ If/when I sit there and eat a donut, I think to myself... MIKE!... what are you doing. After losing 50 lbs (via a very similar process you are doing) I felt SO AWESOME! Can walk and run easier, and at the end of the day, I really like how I look and FEEL. its fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration. Live the Dream!
Can you expand on what you DO eat during your 2 hours?
Yes, I believe this is a lifestyle change that I can easily sustain for the rest of my life. Sugar is like a drug, when I eat just a little, whether bread, pasta, donuts after any carbohydrates I am ravenously hungry, preoccupied thinking about food the rest of the day. Until the insulin, and glycogen leaves my bloodstream, I am starving. Which is why I recommend people only eat in the last 4-6 hour of being awake. So, if one falls asleep at 10 PM, they can only eat from 4 pm until 10 pm, and they will be asleep when ravenous hungry. Yet, the simpler solution is not to eat the breads, sugars in coffee, pasta, carbohydrates for a few days, and the starving hungry disappears. I am only eating 2 hours per day, and have not broken this rule for around 25 days, zero letting myself down, no failure, one rule, no eating except in the 2 hours. And, I do allow myself to eat anything I wish, but fully aware that if I eat bread, or potatoes, I may be hungry later. This starving is too painful for me, so I do not eat more than 5 tortillas, or 1 piece of bread.
Here is a list of foods I normally eat: peanuts, chicken breast, almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds, beef, walnuts, macadamia nuts, fava beans, string beans, peas, cabbage, bananas, apples, pineapple, sesame seeds, moringa, radishes, lettuce, raisins, cole slaw, (bread, tortilla, crackers, granola, pizza slices DANGER FOODS)
I got rather depressed one day, and purchased a bag of granola, and ate the whole bag, yet, I obeyed the rules, only east in a 2 hour window. I did not cheat, I only binged in the 2 hour window. So, if I want to binge, I can, a long as it is only for 2 hours. I can get a severe sugar rush off a Milhaur (sp) without cheating.
Not cheating, or nudging the rules, or mission creep is the lifestyle change here, to diet without ever cheating. Personally, the word cheating feels to me to be a very dysfunctional way of thinking, to grant myself permission to lie is to let myself down, to fail. This is a very easy diet, a person can start out at 8 hours window,and never cheat. Then work down to 6, then 4, then 2 if they truly want to lose weight faster. As for me, it is a lot easier to diet fast, then slow. Yet, all in all, the murder to a diet is any sugar, bread, pasta, potatoes, granola, carbs of any type, it is turning on the insulin, and hunger switch, then to turn it off is only possible by 8 hour of sleep.
When I am down to less than 170, I will life only eating after 2 PM in the afternoon, and avoid sugar.
I have done some super binges, whereby I ate 3 pieces of chicken breast, coated with the crispy stuff, and a whole pound of peanuts, but did not gain that day, just stayed the same. I weigh myself every morning after going to the restroom, same every day.
OMAD -- Only One Meal Per Day Window of time. Only One Rule Diet, can a person obey one rule? I think a lot easier then trying to modulate an addiction for 24/7.
The brain runs on glucose. When it can not get enough, the body breaks down protein to provide energy to the brain. I believe one can lose muscle mass through this process. The liver stores glucose and provides it to the body to stabilize the blood-sugar level. It seems to me that a good strategy would be to eat a tiny bit of a food containing glucose periodically during the day so that the body does not resort to cannibalizing muscles to provide energy for the brain. The question is how long does it take for the liver to deplete its store of glucose. If anyone knows the answer to this question, let me know.
Spacer, the, you need to do more research, really talking science from 1950. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dan8qtgQRi8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceFyF9px20Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM&t=28s
You are right. I started watching Eric Berg's videos yesterday, and I realize that it is more complicated than that. In one video, he said that the body has enough stored sugar to last 72 hours. In another, he said that the body only metabolizes muscle in extreme situations. Now that I see the true picture, I may be able to lose weight.