Hey! I am packing up to head to the IDEA Conference. I’m sure Vegas is excited he gets to run around naked while I’m gone.
But first I wanted to talk about losing weight. I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve done a Weight Loss Wed post.
I came across this article from Outside Magazine and wanted to share it with you. It’s actually a little old but, this guy tried 6 different diets over the course of a year to find the BEST diet – Man vs. Food via Outside.
The diets he tried:
- The Abs Diet
- Paleo for Athletes
- The Mediterranean Diet
- The Okinawa Program
- FDA Food Pyramid
One of his points was that only overweight people worry about their diet and even then it’s just to lose weight – not necessarily for health. So, a main goal of the year long experiment was to become an expert on how he is supposed to eat.
And he called out runners saying, “The reality is, many of us use our fast 10K times to excuse horrible food choices.”
Guilty as charged.
From the Abs Diet – “One big takeaway: snacks are best used to prevent hunger, rather than to address it.”
From the Paleo Diet – “But as an active guy who’s not looking to lose weight, there’s just no way I’m going to stick to a plan that leaves me hungry and tired all the time.”
In the end he figured out he is fine with eating wheat, but not dairy or tomatoes. Interesting, right?
Moral of the story: Do you.
Now I’m off to IDEA! I went last year and had a blast…
Question: On a scale of 1 to 10 – how’s your week going so far?
1 = you almost died
10 = you won the lotto