South Beach (which really is the same as Atkins for 2 weeks and then switches to the Zone)
4 Hour Body diet.
And about 150 others. You know them and you may have used them. Still the battle rages on.
About 3 months ago, I committed to getting into the best shape possible. I was training for another marathon as well as training in 2 martial arts, fencing and coming up on my 48th birthday. (Confession time. It was NOT in that order.)
I was well aware of the above but like any good individualist, following “the party line” – the common diets – would not be my way. Our chemistry, energy and overall genetics are so unique, to think that one size will fit everyone is pure delusion.
After 3 months, I have lost 20 pounds and lowered my body fat to 13.9%. . . and dropping. I did not follow a diet at all. In fact, I simply did the following:
- Ate what I wanted, when I wanted to eat.
- Ate slowly, much more slowly than usual.
- Focused on the spleen.
- Continued to train hard as usual, but make a small adjustment with weights.