Thursday, August 2, 2012

The No white diet one week trial

Iv'e failed to maintain my disciplined regime this Shravan, and hence have decided to punish myself. 

I’ve been reading and listening to a lot of e-books and audio books on health, fitness and nutrition, and one book that really struck me was Timothy Ferris’, the Four Hour body. That guy is an experimenting freak who does all kinds of crazy stuff to find out what works and what doesn’t, at least for him.

Timothy Ferris's The Four Hour Body

He boasts of losing 20 pounds of body fat and gaining 10 pounds of muscle in a month, on this no white diet (or my interpretation of it), something he calls the Slow Carb diet. He simply puts it:

Don’t eat anything that was white, or is made from white. No roti, no rice, no sugar.  It also asks us to eat the same food, at the same time, for some time. While it is pretty similar to the super tough Ketogenic diet, this is doable, at least for a short period.

Bye Bye my loves! Sob Sob..

I keep pushing my body and hence keep experimenting with diets, exercise patterns, etc. I am currently looking to lose body fat by performing Yoga and Swimming, without any weight training. I'll do the Yoga and Swimming regime everyday. The regimen will include:

1. 15 Mins of Swimming. (Actual Swimming, not frolicking in the water is about a 150 cal burner)
2. Surya Namaskars- 25 Nos ( Roughly 250 cal burner)
3. Pranayam- Bhastrika, Anulom Vilom, Bhasya, Kapal Bhati, Udgati. 20 Mins ( Caloric burn not known to me)
4. Few basic Asana ( With great impetus on Shavasan!)- 30 mins ( about 90 cals burnt)

Oh yeah!
I will also follow the no white diet for about a fortnight, measure the results, gauge the diet effectiveness, and post my comments on it.  How much of muscle mass I lose even I keep my protein content up without weight training in a month, if not in a week needs to be logged too. 

My current Stats:

1. Weight- 75 kgs.

2. Approx Body Fat % ( US Navy Circumference Method)-25 %

3. Lean Body Weight- 55 kgs, approx. 

My diet:

12 glasses of water, 3 cups of green tea. No alcohol, no processed food. (one glass of red wine)


4 egg whites, two whole eggs.  Steamed veggies.


Chicken Breast/Whey, Kidney Beans/chickpeas/daal, steamed vegetable, salad.


Omelet/Almonds/ lemon juice


Chicken/Fish, Salad, steamed vegetables, Veggie-Chicken Soup/Daal.

Anyone else, who wants to or is following such a diet, but without the weight training, please holler at me.


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