I quickly related to the ME diet because it is very similar to an adapted version of the Atkins diet I did years ago. During my younger years I wanted to lose some weight for my wedding, I turned to the Atkin's diet. modifying it, by allowing myself to eat all the fruit and veggies I wanted. I kept the rest of my diet under 20 carbs a day. I was able to quickly lose weight and not lose my mind.
How the ME diet will work for me:
Based on the plan I am what is considered a Sugar burner. Which means that my body is inefficient at burning fat and relies on sugar to function. This is not a good thing when you want to lose fat. I need to work on my diet so that my body is not just burning sugar but burning fat as well.
The high-level view of the plan:
- Eat 3 meals and 3 snacks
- Eat as many veggies and the following fruit - all berries, apples and pears - easy in the winter.
- Eat lean animal protein and wild fish
- Eat no more than 3 o 5 bites of starchy carbs per meal - guess its better then none
- Eat no more than 1/2 cup of nuts or 1 - 2 tablespoons of nut butter
- Choose from almonds, walnuts, unsalted peanuts and Brazil nuts
- Snack on beef or venison jerky, protein bars, protein shakes and veggies
- Some line about dairy products - but I am avoiding those because of the kiddos issues, so no need to worry about that.
- Enjoy a reward meal once a week
- Avoid alcohol
I am more worried about the workout plan, it is like cross fit or high intensity workouts. I am not sure how my body will respond, as I have already been having problems with my
IT band and then the workouts to fix my IT band have been causing me a lot of hip pain. Clearly, my body is week and I am going to have to push through the pain for a while until I get stronger. I will report back how my workouts go tomorrow.
I am I crazy to give up sugar during December?