It always seemed like no big deal.
I just wanted my clothes to fit. To hear ‘You look just the same’ at alumni reunion. Feel healthy and fit. Look healthy and fit.
Exactly – ‘no big deal’. Is it ever worth the effort? Like, sure, supermodels are skinny and all, but they starve and spend half their life in a gym. No, thanks. I’m not getting paid for that.
And I got stuff to do. Job, kids, home stuff, fix the car, visit parents, do groceries, watch a movie.
Well, sometimes I would get myself together. I knew what to eat. Brown rice or buckwheat (popular over here), chicken breast, no sweets, whole-grain bread. And a grapefruit! They say it burns fat. Or speeds up metabolism. Or something.
An apple to work as a snack. And just eating less of everything.
I could last a week like this, if I was really determined. But then… Well, you know.
My weight would swing. I would lose some, then gain some. But more like slowly gain over time. No surprise, I’m not getting younger.
But then it all changed
Before you ask, full disclosure: I am not a shirtless-mirror-selfie kind of guy. I don’t take pictures of myself too often. But here are some that I found to give you an impression.
Or here, standing upright (sort of).
So what happened, apart from the change in a haircut?
I’ve lost about 39 pounds, most of them in the first 3 months. I didn’t even know I had them. I thought about losing maybe 10…
And I can’t even imagine this weight coming back. No more swinging. Even though I still eat doughnuts and pizza time after time. But that takes practice.
There’s no secret. It’s a ketogenic diet. Right, no whole-grain bread and grapefruit stuff, just delicious fatty food.
I won’t write any theory here, you can find more than you can handle on other amazing websites. Check resources page.
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Karen “It’s a Man’s Name” Sarkisyan.
I have a rocket scientist degree, and I am a professional finance manager. I’m from Russia. Occasionally I help people stop trying and actually lose weight.