Hello everyone, I am privileged to be here. I have been in correspondence with Dave for several months discussing the zero carb diet. Actually my first name is Connor, but the last name and picture of course are not mine. Yes, it is spelled correctly. There are a few variations how to spell my name, but it is Connor, not Conner or Connar. I always get questions about that one. I do wish to remain private at this time, so I will only say that I live in Houston, Texas and have been following Dave for awhile. I have enjoyed his posts over the years and I have really appreciated the information that Denis provides.
I am an adult male in my mid forties and need to lose 50 to 60 pounds. I have struggled with weight all my life. I have had ups and downs with various diets. I am tired of dieting and want to find a way of eating for life. I am always tired. I feel that I have no energy at all on most days. I can go on sugar binges at times. Once I start to eat candy or a pastry I can't stop. Those foods are pure taboo for me. It can be an everyday struggle whether to eat the company supplied assortment of pastries and doughnuts every morning. I live alone, so I don't have any excuses why I should be tempted there. I made a clean sweep of all the carb loaded foods in my refrigerator and pantry. I am not active at all. I am a carb loaded couch potato. I bought an elliptical machine and intend to use it at least 30 minuets everyday to get the juices flowing starting this evening. I have some experience with blogger so I know have to navigate the blog for posting reasons.
Dave and I worked out a diet plan. I like the way he starts his day off with a plain black coffee fast every morning. So I will start my day off like that and then I will eat two meals a day. I am pretty sure I understand the concepts of zero carb. Eat when your hungry and drink when your thirsty. I do tend to drink a little more fluid because I have always heard that when you are thirsty it is too late. At that point you are at the first stages of dehydration. I don't know if that is really true, so I will stick to my regiment of drinking fluids throughout the day. That really should not matter. I will only drink a black coffee and water. Some days I may drink seltzer water to help curb my diet soda pop carvings.
I appreciate this opportunity and any support of suggestions from anyone. I don't have a thin skin so any helpful advice is welcome. I am confident that I will be able to succeed. In reality the plan is very simple. The problem is the human side of us wants to mess it up. Dave please let me know if this format is OK. From your email I am sure it should be fine.
Day 1 - 231.2 pounds
B black coffee
L 2 chicken thighs
D 1 hamburger patty
Exercise 30 minuets on the elliptical machine
Goal - 160 pounds