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A Better Life

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We all know it, we should, we could and one ought to, but somehow it tends to elude us, those great things you can do for yourself to ensure your life will be better, longer and healthier.

For me primarily it was dealing with weight, so let's cut to the chase - I had been dabbling for a while and seen my weight trickle downwards, but having been unable to engage in my favorite transport to and from work it was hard to keep the scale from tipping in the wrong direction, until by sheer chance a colleague of mine presented me with something he was contemplating, a diet plan that had allowed a couple of his friends to shed something like 18-20 kilo.

The diet plan was something resembling a photocopy of a photocopy of a photocopy of a fax… i.e. flimsy quality.

Personally I was quite sceptical, both because of the quality, and also because results like 20-30 kilo normally would not in my mind manifest themselves as quickly as the diet stated nor as drastically as the Danish translation of the diet stated.

Looking the diet over I found it resembled some other diets aimed at people needing to loose considerable weight quickly.

However sceptical knowing my colleague had personal first hand knowledge of the results and given my perusal did not yield any completely insane requirements diet wise, I decided to give it a try.

The following is an overview of what I ate and how I lost more than 13 kilo - I have also included my physical activities and some other trinkets of information that you might find useful.

THIS IS NOT MEANT AS A DIET PLAN - THIS IS MERELY A DESCRIPTION OF WHAT I DID, I AM NOT A HEALTH PROFESSIONAL, I AM NOT OFFERING ANY KIND OF MEDICAL ADVICE BUT MERELY RECOUNTING MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES.

I ENCOURAGE YOU TO SEEK KNOWLEDGE AND THE ASSISTANCE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IF YOU WISH TO ENGAGE IN ANY KIND OF DIETING OR OTHER HEALTH IMPROVEMENTS - DIETING IS ALSO A SHORT TERM SOLUTION - THE ONLY REAL CHANGE CAN COME FROM CONSISTENT LIFE STYLE CHANGES.

That said I hope you find my account interesting.

When I started I was painstakingly aware of my situation - But nevertheless for “fun” I punched in my data to this BMI calculator

http://www.beregnbmi.dk

Notice BMI is merely a means to illustrate a very general picture of your bodily well being so whatever message you get, you will need to put it into perspective.

The message I got was a very thick underlining of my own perspective and I think it has certainly helped me to stay focused during the last month or so.

But enough talk, lets look at my eating habits from the 15'th of June 2016.

The diet

The following is a walk through of the last month or so - As for liquids, I've in addition to my regular tea and coffee intake (no milk or sugar added btw), have had between 1-2 litre of water per day, you need to keep hydrated IT IS OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE!!!! - I furthermore increased my intake to between 3-4 litre of water per day due to the fact that I started bicycling in the latter part of the time frame and trust me it brings sweat to the brow. But thus far (17/07-2016) it has yielded a loss this year a total of 18,6 kg and during the last month roughly 13,6-14,0 kilo.


DATE: 16/06 - 2016

Morning Weight: 131.1 kg

Breakfast: 2 eggs - 1 Orange Lunch: 4 Pears In between snack: 2 carrots (2 hrs. after lunch) Evening: 2 big juicy steaks


DATE: 17/06 - 2016

Morning Weight: 128.6 kg

Breakfast: 2 eggs - 1 Orange Lunch: 1/2 Chicken - 2 Carrots Evening: 2 eggs - 1 pcs. toast - 1 Orange - Salad


DATE: 18/06 - 2016

Morning Weight: 127.1 kg

Breakfast: 2 eggs - 1 Orange Lunch: Feta Cheese, Tomatoe, 1 Chiabatta Bun (Toasted) Evening: Big portion finely cut meat


DATE: 19/06 - 2016

Morning Weight: 126,6 kg

Breakfast: 2 eggs - 1 Orange Lunch: 1 Box of strawberry (500g) Evening: Meat - Rucula Salad - Tomatoes - Garlick


DATE: 20/06 - 2016

Morning Weight: 126,3 kg

Breakfast: 2 eggs - 1 Orange Lunch: 2 eggs, greenbeans + salad Evening: Fried shrimps


DATE: 21/06 - 2016

Morning Weight: 125,7 kg

Breakfast: 2 eggs - 1 Orange Lunch: 1 box of strawberry (500 g) Evening: Meat and salad


DATE: 22/06 - 2016

Morning Weight: 125,8 kg

Breakfast: 2 eggs - 1 Orange Lunch: 1/2 Chicken - Boiled Vegetables Evening: Boiled vegetables


DATE: 23/06 - 2016

Morning Weight: 125,1 kg

Breakfast: 2 eggs - 1 Orange Lunch: 2 eggs - Salad Evening: 2 Eggs - 1 Orange


DATE: 24/06 - 2016

Morning Weight: 124,2 kg

Breakfast: 2 eggs - 1 Orange Lunch: Grilled Meat - Red Pepper - Salad Evening: 2 eggs - 1 Orange


DATE: 25/06 - 2016

Morning Weight: 123,4 kg

Breakfast: 2 eggs - 1 Orange Lunch: Grilled meat - Cucumber Evening: 2 egg - 1 Orange


DATE: 26/06 - 2016 Morning Weight: 123,5 kg

Breakfast: 2 eggs - 1 Orange Lunch: Grilled Meat - 1/2 Cucumber Evening:


DATE: 27/06 - 2016 Breakfast: 2 eggs - 1 Orange Lunch: 2 egg 1 orange Evening:Spinach, peas - sugar snaps Morning Weight: 123,6 kg


DATE: 28/06 - 2016 Breakfast: 2 eggs - 1 Orange Lunch: Salmon Evening: 2 eggs Morning Weight: 123,4 kg


DATE: 29/06 - 2016 Breakfast: 2 eggs - 1 Orange Lunch: Grilled meat - Tomato Evening: Oranges, apples Morning Weight: 122,6 kg


DATE: 30/06 - 2016

Morning Weight: 122,3 kg

Breakfast: 2 eggs - 1 Orange Lunch: 1/2 Chicken - tomatoes - 1 Orange Evening: 1/2 Chicken - tomatoes


DATE: 01/07 - 2016

Morning Weight: 122,3 kg

Over the course of the day 2 plums, 1 pear, 4 apples, 2 nectarines, 3 oranges

Physical activity: Bicycling 9,1 km


DATE: 02/07 - 2016

Morning Weight: 121,5 kg

Over the day: Asparagus - Chinese Veggies - Baby Broccoli - Carrots

Physical activity: Bicycling 3,1 km


DATE: 03/07 - 2016

Morning Weight: 121,6 kg

Over the day: 2 nectarines - 1 Orange - Chinese Vegetables - Baby Broccoli - Carrots Strawberry - Beetroot

Had to make new hole in my belt


DATE: 04/07 - 2016

Morning Weight: 121,3 kg

Over the course of the day: Salmon - Rucula salad

Physical activity: Bicycling 9,1 km


DATE: 05/07 - 2016

Morning Weight: 120,9 kg

Over the course of the day: Grilled meat, boiled asparagus, lettuce, kale


DATE: 06/07 - 2016

Morning Weight: 121,0 kg

Over the course of the day: Apricots (1,5 kg)

Physical activity: Bicycling 18,4 km


DATE: 07/07 - 2016

Morning Weight: 119,8 kg

Over the course of the day: Apricots (1 kg)

Physical Activity: Bicycling 19,4 km


DATE: 08/07 - 2016

Morning Weight: 119,5 kg

Over the course of the day: 4 slices of grilled meat (total 500g) - 4 small tomatoes - 1/2 cucumber - 1 Orange - 1 can of tuna

Physical Activity: Bicycling 19,0 km


DATE: 09/07 - 2016

Morning Weight: 119,3 kg

Over the course of the day: 2 pcs meat (total 200g) - small tomatoes - 1/2 cucumber - 1 Toasted Bun - 1 Orange


DATE: 10/07 - 2016

Morning Weight: 118,5 kg

Over the course of the day: 1 very large tablespoon Feta Cheese - 1 can of tuna in water (small) - 4 small tomatoes - 1/2 Cucumber - Boiled green beans, broccoli, asparagus


DATE: 11/07 - 2016

Morning Weight: 118,7 kg

Over the course of the day: 1/2 Chicken, 3 tomatoes, 1 cucumber, 1 toasted bun, 1 pear

Physical Activity: Bicycling 18,4 km


DATE: 12/07 - 2016

Morning Weight: 118,9 kg

Over the course of the day: 2 eggs, 3 tomatoes, 1/2 Iceberg salad, 1 Orange

Physical Activity: Bicycling 10,2 km


DATE: 13/07 - 2016

Morning Weight: 118,5 kg

Over the course of the day: 2 chicken breast, 1/2 cucumber, 100 g cottage cheese, 1 toasted bun, 2 tomatoes, 1 small jar Icelandic Skyr (yougurt like)

Physical Activity: Bicycling 18,4 km


DATE: 14/07 - 2016

Morning Weight: 118,3 kg

Over the course of the day: 100g cottage cheese, 1 small can tuna, 2 tomatoes, 1/2 cucumber, 1 bun (toasted), 1 orange

Physical Activity: Bicycling 18,4 km


Going forward - Tweaking

Dietary speaking the next couple of weeks will be like the first 7 days as I've decided to do a double take of the first 7 days

I will insert any differences diet wise but otherwise simply list weight and physical activities, or any other trinket of information that may be of interest below.

As the headline indicates tweaking diet with, daily supplement fish oil, vitamins and minerals + additional Vitamin D, furthermore added 1 spoonful HUSK (Loppefrøskaller) to bring stomach into alignment, not too good stool during the 3'rd and 4 week and if this is not brought in order have to quit.

Final tweak so far is that I am replacing the white bread (was mostly home baked except for the ciabatta one) with dark bread. I have chosen the dark bread pumpernickel due to no additives and longevity, however might choose a different type in the future. But for now it will be pumpernickel as I'd like to get away from the “fast white” carbs.

When putting my backpack that I carry to and from work everyday on, I suddenly came to think of it's weight.

It was about 10,4 kg… the realization that I had actually lost more weight than the entire backpack represented sent a surge of energy through me that lasted the whole day, affecting both physical stature and mood. So an idea to track your progress might be something like getting your hands on for example empty milk cartons or as a friend suggested, empty packs of butter and pile them up next to a picture of yourself so you can put things into perspective.


DATE: 15/07 - 2016

Morning Weight: 117,9 kg

Fruit: Watermelon

Physical Activity: Bicycling 18,4 km


DATE: 16/07 - 2016 Morning Weight: 117,4 kg Physical Activity: Bicycling 3,0 km


DATE: 17/07 - 2016 Morning Weight: 118,0 kg Physical Activity: Bicycling 6 km - Walking 4,7 km


DATE: 18/07 - 2016 Morning Weight:


DATE: 19/07 - 2016 Morning Weight:


betterlife.txt · Last modified: 2016/07/17 10:34 by einarpetersen