In The 4-Hour Body (4HB) Tim Ferriss makes it sound like an imperative that you eat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking, normally I don’t even come close to this – usually closer to an hour or so after waking. Since I’m taking this seriously I am trying to make sure I eat within that first 30 minutes of waking (I’m defining “waking” as once I’m definitely done sleeping and I’m out of bed).
I think I ate at around 40 minutes post-wakeup…I’m pretty sure those extra 10 minutes won’t have any major effect on weight loss, but I will say I find it difficult to do my morning “routine” and get breakfast ready in that time frame. One of the reasons is when I get up I try not to make too much noise in the kitchen which invariably wakes my 5 and 2 year olds up earlier than they need to be. I’m trying to come up with night-time prep plans to make the morning breakfast routine quicker and quieter – any advice???
Breakfast: similar to yesterday, 3 eggs (2 whole organic/1 egg white sub.) with avocado (I used the prepped stuff) black beans and some salsa (I don’t usually like jarred salsa – but this stuff from Target was very good) ***I’m an IDIOT…I accidentally deleted the pic off my phone…but, it was essentially the same as yesterday except for the salsa***
Lunch: leftover salad with avocado, tomatoes, some chicken and a packet of tuna. By the way, I’m pretty sure this is part of the very low carb situation – but I’ve been getting those lovely skull headaches…but they tend to go away after a short while. I’m hoping day 3 brings these to an end.
Dinner: el wifey is trying to sabotage me! 😉 well she’s prego and was craving ketchup (???) and wanted to go to Applebee’s – and I thought this would be my opportunity to show my resolve. I ordered a 7 oz. sirloin with broccoli side and house salad in place of potatoes. I also drank a bunch of unsweetened Ice Tea. It was actually a very satisfying meal – the only concern I have about it is I know some restaurants (actually most) finish off their steaks in butter to add moisture and make them look a little better, I don’t know if the Applebee’s steak was finished like that.
Workout @ ~ 9pm, then had a “snack”: 1 spoonful of Smucker’s Natural Creamy Peanut Butter (I love this stuff!)
I thought it would be difficult doing this the week before Christmas, and although not AS difficult as I expected there were a few tough moments.
- all of the goodies that were brought in – especially the breakfast casserole our secretary makes, I would have dived in but then I remembered she uses bread in it (DAMN!) and I would have had to take a pic in front of everyone and I didn’t want to do that
- a student brought Christmas cupcakes around for us…and boy did they look good. I was going to take a pic and post it as motivationNOT to eat it…but instead I smushed it into our secretary’s face, though I was paid back a little while later and wasspitting bits of cupcake out of my mouth so as not to swallow a disallowed substance!
- French Fries…my daughter’s french fries were a big temptation, but again, I didn’t come close to breaking down.
So far, I feel pretty good – I’m interested in trying the “PAGG” stack that is mentioned in the book as a supplement stack for helping with weight loss. I think I will hold off for now though and see how the diet works along with exercise. I also plan to do some sort of resistance training – the book recommends 2 or 3 days of posterior work using kettlebells and some of the minor additional work (crunches) – the problem with that is I have a 15lb kettlebell, which even in my untrained state probably won’t give much of a metabolic hit – but that sounds like an excuse, so I will do them anyway.
Day 2, just about in the books. If anything changes I’ll update this post.
Have a great night!