I found the Pai Mei Diet to be largely un-sustainable and so I switched to the Bible diet. Some have called it the Paleo Diet. Here is my progress:
Calorie diet Today
1/2 cup oatmeal = 83
TBSP Raisins = 40
TBSP Honey = 135
Cup Coffee = 2
tsp Non Dairy Creamer = 10
tsp Sugar = 16
Can Tuna = 191
1 Apple = 116
2 Oranges Mandarin = 70
1/4 Cup Sunflower Seeds = 182
2 bottles Water = 0
Though my breakfast and lunch are largely predictable, Dinner is always a random variable. I think this is okay because it allows me to socialize with the family and the dietary variety helps reduce cravings and round out any vitamin deficiencies. My only hard fast
rule is that whatever is on the plate I do not eat anything derived from wheat or dairy. I often try to substitute from other sources. For example, on spaghetti night I’ll use brown rice in place of noodles. I also try to eat smaller portion sizes than I normally would and I avoid
dessert altogether preferring to simply eat an apple or orange instead. I find that if I eat a salad prior to dinner and drink a bottle of water it helps reduce the amount of food I eat.
I estimate that on average I consume about 700 calories for dinner most nights.
Daily Caloric Intake (on average): 1,545
Weekly Caloric Intake (on average): 10,815
Monthly Caloric Intake (on average): 46,350
Daily Caloric Burn
8 Hours Sleeping = 549
10 Hours Sitting = 1520
1 Hour Hapkido = 600 (This is only three hours a week.)
1 Hour Walking = 400
2 Hours Chores = 680
2 Hours Lying (TV) = 240
Daily Total 3,989
Weekly Total 25,523
Monthly Total 102,092
Daily Deficit 2,444 (Best case on Hapkido Days)
Weekly Deficit 14,708 (Assumes three hours of Hapkido)
Monthly Deficit 55,742
The conventional idea that a pound of fat is roughly 3,500 calories is essentially flawed. The human body simply doesn’t work this way. However in lieu of a more realistic formula we’ll use it.
Daily Fat Burn 69% of a pound or 313 grams of Fat
Weekly Fat Burn 1400 grams or 3 pounds of Fat
Monthly Fat Burn 5600 grams or 12 pounds of Fat
Since starting my diet in November I have lost 22 pounds so surprisingly the conventional equation isn’t far off for me.
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