[Part 1: The Sausage Sandwich]
I was sitting in a cafe just round the corner from my daughter’s ballet lesson on Saturday
I had about 30 minutes spare, so I thought I’d get a sausage sandwich.
I’m quite partial to a sausage sandwich :)
You see, my Dad used to work on building sites fixing the diggers and what not when I was a kid and the guys always used to have a Full English Breakfast or a “sausage butty”. So…
Whenever I went to work with my Dad, I got to have the same.
30 years later and that’s still part of me!
Of course, I don’t have this sort of breakfast every day, but when it’s the weekend I relax on the diet front. In fact…
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been following a very simple diet plan that allows me to eat whatever I want on the weekends while still losing chub through the week.
If you’re interested, here’s the 7-day template…
Mon: 18-hour fast
Tues: low carb
Wed: low carb
Thurs: low carb
Fri: 18-hour fast
Sat: flexible eating
Sun: flexible eating
I’ve lost about 8 pounds, which is a lot for me, so I’m sure you’ll have success with this too.
Give it a go for yourself and let me know how you get on.
[Part 2: The Selfie]
I’ve been brushing up on my French recently.
Even been having a few lessons via Skype.
I’m enjoying the lessons and it makes me practice my skills in between.
For example, the other day I learnt that the phrase “Perdre graisse du ventre rapidement” means to lose belly fat double quick.
Well, I figured that it’s not just English speaking peeps that wanna lose some chub, right? :)
Although, I’m yet to find a good translation for the phrase “losing fattimus from the assimus”.
Anyway, back to losing the belly fat double quick…
Just after Christmas and New Year I felt I needed to reset my body.
To be more specific, I’m talking about my sugar cravings.
You see, towards the tail end of last year, more and more sugar was sneaking into my diet. And…
More and more belly chub was sneaking onto my waistline.
It’s easily done when you’ve got young kids or work long hours and you’re sleep is up the swanny. So…
From January, I said to myself “No more sugar…at least the refined sort”.
I also followed the same nutrition plan that I set for my Flat Belly Boot Campers for the first 4 weeks of the year and I’m still following those guidelines now (see template above) albeit with one major difference…no refined sugar, even on the weekends…
Mon: 18-hour fast
Tues: Low carb (no starchy carbs)
Wed: Low carb (no starchy carbs)
Thurs: Low carb (no starchy carbs)
Fri: 18-hour fast
Sat: Flexible eating (more relaxed approach, albeit no refined sugars)
Sun: Flexible eating (more relaxed approach, albeit no refined sugars)
It’s not an all out war approach like my Lean In 19 plan and there’s plenty of wriggle room to switch things up whenever needed. However…
It’s been slowly chipping away my belly chub and my sugar cravings have completely vanished.
Job done :)
In fact, here’s a rare selfie I took last night (complete with hat hair)…
Am I ripped? Hell no. But…
I’m happy with the way things have panned out over the last 6-weeks or so.
I feel healthier. And…
That’s exactly what I wanted to achieve.
Of course, if I wanted to step things up to get “beach ready” I could throw in a round of my extreme fat loss plan. But…
The main purpose of doing this over the last 6 weeks was to simply reset my sugar cravings and give my health a much needed boost.
Perhaps something you should consider too?
Just an idea ;)
Now, you might be thinking…
“It’s okay for you Gav. I bet you exercise a boat load!”
The thing is…
Yes, I exercise, but it’s not as much as you might think.
Over the last 6 weeks I’ve roughly done the following…
+ 2 x 30-minute gym sessions each week (weights and metabolic stuff)
+ 1 x 90-minute basketball session each week
+ 1-2 x 10-minute HIIT style workouts <== occasionally
That’s a grand total of 2 hours and 50 minutes each week, bumped up heavily by my passion for playing basketball.
I know some peeps who do triple this.
Oh and this is going to throw the cat amongst the pigeons for peeps that love to count steps…
My daily step count is well under 10K.
You see, it’s all about being smarter with your diet and exercise plan. .
Perhaps more importantly, the smarter thing to do is admit to yourself that you actually need to do something about about your health.
Try following the plan outlined above and see how you get on for some steady progress. Or…
If you wanna go all out “Perdre graisse du ventre rapidement“, then check out my extreme fat loss plan.
In the meantime, if you have any Qs or need any help, just let me know.
Cheerio for now,