I'd say the intermittent fasting has helped tremendously. Basically I've worked my way back to 9PM as the cut-off and I don't eat after that. No matter how many times my body decides to wake me up and say "let's eat," I some manage not too, even if it means a hot bath or something. I like hot baths, especially with a Lush bath ball or some aromatherapy bath salts. I don't get to eat until 5A so my body has that 8 hours to do whatever it does.
2nd of all the green smoothies. I know it sounds gross. It even looks gross. But there it is. 1 cup coconut or almond milk, 1/4 banana, a few kale leaves and some ice cubes. Voila.
That and no gluten/grain/sugar/sweetener/dairy and yes I ate a lot of fatty, grass-fed meat. I'm really starting to believe that the Calories In/Calories Out paradigm may not be the be-all/end-all of this process.
Oh, and I worked out like a SUMBITCH all month, especially the weights. Seriously, kiddies, I look ripped. The tummy is in retreat. You all saw the size 8 suit. I measured my waist this AM and it's like 31 inches.
I've been eating crap today and I really feel like I'll have NO problem getting back on the wagon tomorrow because the wagon feels better.
I still need to figure out a sustainable 80/20 balance...for instance I might have the carnitas scramble at Chow on Saturday and eat the black beans....but NOT the tortillas.
I could NOT have gotten this job (where I'm now sweating out the background check) with that body.
I've made two deals with god to get the job and I intend to keep my end. I will give sitting Zazen at least an honest go and I will go to an OA meeting. Not sure which will be more painful.