I’ve been on this diet now for 80 days straight, and the reason why I haven’t cracked yet is the simple setup of my meal schedules. A diet that you don’t know you’re on is the best strategy for success. Rather than just counting down the day where you can go “obesity/diabetic power” mode (read FAT FUCK mode) a change in your eating habits is key. By this being said, I have to admit that I still have a crave for a pizza, kebab or something with fatty and forbidden. Will the craving disappear? I highly doubt it, but there are a few thing you can do to maintain these cravings.
I’ve been on this diet about 11 weeks now and it’s recommended to take so called diet breaks, every now and then. Depending on your body fat a estimate of between 4-6 weeks if you’re lower than 15 % BF and 6-12 weeks if your’re between 6-12 weeks. As seen, I’ve almost exceeded the recommended break frequency by the double (my BF is about 10.6 % at the moment). The reason why it’s good to take these breaks are (cited from rippedbody.jp):
“A short period of regular eating has the potential to reverse some of this metabolic adaptation giving the hormones time to recover to normal levels.”
So what does this mean? It means that I can eat whatever the FUCK I want. If you count the days left on my 100 day challenge, you’ll land on a date just before Christmas Eve, is this a coincidence? Hell to the NO. The first thing I did when I planned this was to set the date were I’ll be able to eat whatever I wanted again, and there was not better day then this. So what am I going to eat during my diet break week? I’ll give you a little preview:
- Pizza hut all you can eat buffé
- Cinnamon Churros
- Belgian waffles with Nutella
- English breakfast (Fried eggs, sausages and a lot of baked beans)
- American Panncakes with Bacon and a a ton of maple sirup
- Kentucky Fried Chicken (since we don’t have this in Sweden I just might buy a ticket to London, just for this….No joke)
What I probably won’t eat as much during this time:
- Chicken, the equivalent amount of chicken I’ve eaten would be enough to feed a little village in Africa
- Chili, man I’m tired of my own damn recepie.
- Rice, I’m Asian but even for me the amount of rice I’ve eaten is ridiculous
Remember, I’m allowed to eat these things but I’ve noticed that the constrains of the Leangains diet, which is the ratio of fat, carbs and proteins you ingest. During my rest days I’m allowed to eat high fat, low carbs meal and opposite during workout days. So take for instance a pizza, it contains HIGH carbs and HIGH fat, I’m mean WTF, it’s like a fucking Greek tragedy. I guess I’ll have to wait until the 23 of December.
“Until then, I’ll try another type of pizza with a meat crust bottom instead of dough. It’s called a Meatzza, how awesome isn’t that?”
Work Hard, Sleep Hard, Wait Until you get your pizza and EAT it HARD.