Watch Me Lose Weight Faster Than You

Metabolism. What is it? Does it apply the same for everyone? I don’t know.

Weight loss? Who truly can define how to do it the “right way?” No one.

Everyone has theories, advice, exercise regimens, dietary plans and the rest … but there isn’t one person who can flat out say: This is the rule for losing weight quickly (and safely): ________________. That’s because everyone is different. You have to get to know your body. Study it, take pictures of yourself every week, try different diets. But like I said, everyone responds to certain workouts and diets differently.

Why do I know this? Because there are thousands of workout plans, tens of thousands of “diets,” and even more variations of the two of those put together. And results for two separate people are never the same.

I don’t care about any of those plans. Sure, I’ve sworn by P90X (and P90X2) and discussed how it helped me lose my college weight (of 4+ years) in a matter of 30 days. I think it’s put together extremely well. But in no way, shape or form is it a science. Not everyone can phase carbohydrates out of their life so easily.

Why do I bring all of this up? Because I personally know how to lose weight for me. And I know how to lose it extremely quickly without feeling light-headed, tired or famished throughout the process. Let me reiterate: I know how to lose weight quickly for me.

For the past month, I’ve eaten like (earmuffs) sh … crap.

Don’t get me wrong, the food tasted far from it. Traveling to two cities known for their delicious meals (Cape Cod/Memphis)? I wasn’t going to pretend like I had self control. No part of me was going to order “a cobb salad with no cheese, please” and then pretend like I wasn’t crying inside watching other people suck down pork ribs like it was their last meal before they headed to the electric chair. I ate without guilt because I knew as soon as I flew back to Florida, I could lose the weight in a matter of days.

Yesterday, Sunday morning (July 22, 2012), started the 23-pound purge. That sounds weird. What I’m saying is, I’m going to lose 23 pounds. My goal? Shed it by next Friday (Aug. 3, 2012). That’s 13 days (or 12 nights, if you’re picky like that).

Let’s write it in an alternative story format, shall we?

  • Day 0:   183.4 pounds
  • Day 13:  ________ pounds (Goal: 160.4)

Let me be perfectly clear. I will not — by any means — be fasting, starving myself or skipping meals. I will eat 6 meals per day, including eggs, turkey bacon, greek yogurt, chicken breasts, blueberries, turkey burgers, tomato, wild Alaskan salmon, asparagus, sweet potato soup and of course (my favorite), protein shakes. And a lot of other stuff, too. Those are just examples. Oh, and don’t forget a gallon of water every day.

I’ll be going to the bathroom more than a drug addict.

Some people can lose weight extremely quickly while for others, it takes time. When I shock my system the way I do, it’s simple for me to lose weight. A lot of women might say, “Men can lose shed pounds without even trying.”

Look, I’m not trying to prove anything here. I’m not a doctor, a nutritionist, a personal trainer or anything close to it. I’m a 25-year-old “kid” (essentially) who enjoys peaks and valleys in his life when it comes to dieting, or nutrition. I love exercising as often as possible, because the feeling after a work out is the greatest in the world. That’s all it is.

So, for the next 13 days, I’ll weigh myself and keep up with my progress. If not for those reading this, then for myself as a log of what the small journey was like.

So, 24 hours in, I now weigh myself (always in the morning upon waking up and after using the bathroom):

Current weight:  179.6 pounds

I’m down from 183.4 to 179.6 in 24 hours. Incredible how much weight your body holds after carb-heavy meals. Now that I’m starting to get rid of them, the pounds begin to fall off.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s weigh in and updates. 

*All photos are my own, taken of meals I devoured in the past month.

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