I started this little adventure on August 5th, and at the time my BMI was over 30 and I weighed about 212#. Today, it’s 203#.
It’s an interesting journey. For the first time, I’ve found what seems like a sustainable way to eat healthy. I feel like I’m actually a good role model for my daughter and my patients. I’ve also eaten several acres of lettuce.
In the beginning I stated that if you’re not hungry, you’re doing it wrong, and was taken to task by many educated readers. And while I don’t always feel hungry, I do wonder about certain phenotypic differences between individuals. “Hunger” is a slippery term, but let’s all assume that we all mean about the same thing. I’m standing by my line, but with modification—many of us who are phenotypically fat will feel very hungry when dieting, no matter what types of foods we eat.
Either way, things are working.