Saturday, January 19, 2019
Weight Loss at 4 Months
... so basically I'm where I was early December.
Pre-Christmas office parties and get togethers, followed by Christmas week and change of being way off plan.
Didn't do much fasting, and certainly wan't low carb.
Back at it post-Christmas. Tried to do it abruptly but that failed. Now back to the gradual process that was working.
16-24h fasts daily. Fit around life events.
I was trying very low carb with a goal of ketosis - but this wasn't working well for me.
Instead I'm doing very low processed carbs. It's been better for my overall energy levels, my mental health, and it's made my runs/bikes more effective.
I have to write a blog post about this wonderful study that I found. Long story short, though - for endurance activity, you need carbs to do higher intensity workouts... and there's good reason to do some fasted workouts as well.
After the holidays I had to re-re-adjust my alcohol intake back to guideline levels. This hasn't been tough, just stopped buying the IPAs I've grown to love, as they have higher alcohol levels... back to 4-5% beer. I don't feel compelled to drink any more 4-5% beer than I do 6-8% beer!
There are a lot of good Session Ales, some of them pretty hoppy and flavourful, and mostly around 4-5%.
I mention exercise last as it feels like it has the least impact on weight.
I've managed to start pushing some pace, though. I'm still heavy (204lbs-ish) so I'm not lightning fast, but building the speed at this weight should pay dividends once I manage to drop it!
... just running, biking, doing the odd row / core workout... eating right... losing weight