My daughter Amy, a nutrition coach, is helping me this year with a plan and it’s off to a very good start. (You should try her. She’s amazing. Contact me and I’ll give you her details.)
I’ll give you a taste of her success to date – 6% body weight loss in three weeks.
My wife has also probably lost more weight than she ever had previously on a diet. It’s my daughter’s regime that’s keeping her on track this time.
But it’s early days compared to my 160 day alcohol-free abstinence in 2018 (including attending PrimaveraSound completely without a drink. You can read about the impact of that here.
But it’s good.
21 days in.
Intermittent fasting all the way and an average calorie intake of maybe just over 1,000 a day. (Although my daughter coach insists that is too low and will be putting me a short rebalancing phase soon – when I get to 8 -10% loss.)
One thing I am trying this time round is to not simply replace alcohol with alcohol-free beer which, although excellent these days, simply reminds me that I am not drinking alcohol. And, in any case, my tipple of choice is wine, not beer, and alcohol-free wine is repugnant.
I do like a bunch of frozen grapes mind you, of an evening.
I think a key to this has been going veggie for the last three weeks, strictly so. I have eaten some terrific meals – including the best cauliflower cheese I have ever tasted in my life.
I’ve also discovered a superb new stir-fry sauce consisting of light soy, palm sugar, fresh ginger and lime leaves. To die for (except, ironically, it might do the opposite). Last night we had it with mushroom, carrot, fennel, radish, onion and red pepper.
If i get any support for this I’ll put the recipes up.