“Diet Hacking” How I have lost 6kgs (13.22lbs) in 6 weeks & feel great.

January 14, 2018 Leave a comment

Before initiating this post I would like to say that this is not medical advice but just an interesting observation that I tried myself.

Most of us have heard about Atkins diet, caloric restriction, and most recently intermittent fasting.  It has been proven that all of them have been successful in particular cases.  I do not believe that there is a  one size fits all diet.  From previous experience I have noticed multiple friends, colleagues, patient’s being successful with different type of diet.

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Knowing that the holidays is the time where people usually gain the most weight I decided to make some modifications to my diet before it started. Initiated approximately in December 1.

Initially I decided to start with the Atkins diet which is a low-carb diet.  After doing it for two weeks, getting past the carbohydrate with drawl phase I started feeling better and losing significant amount of weight.  Personally, I do not feel like breakfast was necessary any more so I stopped that meal.

Doing this reminded me of a recent publication that I had read regarding intermittent fasting. “Intermittent fasting promotes adipose thermogenesis and metabolic homeostasis via VEGF-mediated alternative activation of macrophage” Yes, I know, this publication was based on mice so I decided to use myself as a guinea pig.

The experiment has been ongoing  for six weeks.  Two weeks on Atkins diet which was later combined with an intermittent fasting diet, which by commonsense was also a caloric restriction diet.

In combination I ended up doing a combination of Atkins diet+ intermittent fasting+ caloric restriction.  So far I have lost 6 kg in 6 weeks. From 82kg approx. to 75. I am aiming for 73kg which was my weight at 18.

Important points and questions I have been asked

  • First of all I would like to start by saying that this is an observation on myself. This is not a diet that I would recommend on any one that is not relatively healthy since it is quite drastic.  If you want to try it I could almost guarantee that you will lose weight but you should do it under medical supervision.
  • I feel great, with energy throughout the day, to the point in which I’m still experiencing insomnia. This is a known side effect of Atkins diet.
  • My cravings for carbohydrates like cereal, bread, past, sweets have completely subsided
  • I’m still going to the gym without any problems. Lifting the same amount of weight if not more.  Important to mention I am taking wheyt protein which is low carbohydrate per serving of 3 g
  • I am not surpassing more than 16grams of carbs per day
  • It is important to drink a lot of water to avoid constipation and even more so those who do not have an adequate digestive system.
  • For those that say that breakfast is the most important meal a day it does not appear to be so in my case.
  • The window that I am eating is between 2 PM and 9 PM.

Disclaimer (aka covering myself)

Once again, I would like to clearly emphasize that this is not a medical recommendation. This is an “experiment” I am doing on myself. Even though I believe this diet has tremendous benefits I also believe that this diet could actually be dangerous on certain individuals. If  you want to try it please do your research and consult your  physician.

 

 

 

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