Monday, 2 May 2011

Day 8 - new pic

Continuing the diet, I've gotten some comments about what I'm eating and I'd like to clarify.

I don't JUST eat meat, cheese and eggs - these foods just fit in with the diet perfectly.  Several years ago when I first started trying out diets like this, the first one that I'd tried was the Atkins diet.  In the diet book I'd found, they recommended that for the first while, you eat a maximum of 3 cups of lettuce, or 2 cups lettuce and 1 cup broccoli a day.  The other thing they said was that you can eat 20 grams of carbs per day.

I'm not going to quite that extreme on this diet.  I know that the Atkins idea was that you shouldn't get huge dumps of sugar into your body because that's what causes people to get fat.  I found out that the GI diet follows a similar idea, and that they've taken a closer look at how foods affect your blood sugar levels.

Mixing the two ideas, I try to have between 1 and 3 cups of low glycemic index vegetables a day, along with the meat, cheese and eggs.  Other foods that I find work on this diet:  mushrooms, onions, tomatoes (in moderation, GI is 15) and zucchinis (also in moderation with GI of 15).


  1. I like this idea! I might have to start me one of these blogs for motivation.

  2. Wow I'm impressed that you would post pictures of yourself here!
    Just because it takes a lot of gut to do that (not insulting just saying way to go)

    It's a great way to show progress and like Ajay^ I might do this for myself!

    Keep up the good work man!
    And if you want a to cut the fat from eggs don't eat the yolk, just the white as there is no fat or carbs there! tasteless but great for protein!

    Anyway Good job may totally following! good job!

  3. the more i read on the GI diet, and information from the SUGAR BUSTERS! book, the more it seems to make sense to me. i wish you luck on this journey, dont stop posting pictures.

  4. i have never heard of this diet, sounds rather interesting

  5. hope you get where you want to be dude :)

  6. Starting to see a difference already from the last blog entry you made; good work bro.

  7. Good on you buddy! Are you doing any exercise to supplement your progress?

  8. Good luck mate. I'm also going to start dieting and exercising correctly, but my goal is to gain. Been underweight for far too long. Best of luck to both of our endeavors! :D

  9. you're gonna get real hot, man. #nohomo heh
    stay strong!