This week we can look at exactly what happens when you are on a low-carb diet and you “fall off the wagon” – or in other words, you accidentally eat a bunch of carbs. In one week we can see the weight GAIN that comes from “falling off the wagon”, and then the weight LOSS that immediately occurs once I got back on the wagon.
The weight changes are crazy this week – I gained 5.7 pounds this week by falling off the wagon, and then lost 7.5 pounds when I got back on track – all in one week! It is a direct cause-and-effect relationship. When I eat right, I lose weight. When I fall off the wagon and eat too much, I gain weight. With my body in its current state, the changes reflect immediately with each morning weigh-in.
In this video we can see how beneficial it is to keep a food diary, because what happens can be directly predicted from what I eat and record in the diary.
If you have ever thought to yourself “I MUST LOSE WEIGHT”, but you have not had a lot of success with it, take a look at the low-carb approach, as described in this video:
In Exercise 3 we talked about food diaries and how they can help you gain control of your calorie intake. But for many people (me included!) it simply is not possible to run a calorie deficit every day with just a food diary.
What is working for me, in addition to a food diary, is a low-carb diet. For me, a low-carb diet has 3 big advantages:
It cuts my appetite way back, so I experience many fewer hunger pangs and cravings,
Now with my appetite under control, I can use a food diary and run a calorie deficit, and
If I can run a calorie deficit, I do lose weight!
And I am able to lose weight fast – 20.4 pounds in 4 weeks, for example (to be fair, half of this is water weight, a nice side effect of low carb dieting).
If you would like to try a low-carb diet yourself, watch this video and then see: