I'm loving my time off school, I found new modeling opportunities, I've been shooting, meeting new people, planning the next months to come and of course keeping up with my new experiment, the SROCD (Survivor ROC Diet). I really love to take pictures, if I could I'd just train, cook, tan and do photoshoots :) (which is not so far from reality lol). Been practicing my dramatic home-poses!
Anyway I wanted to write a quick update about this different diet- approach I'm trying myself, and today, after 3 and 1/2 days of 50gr carbs and about just 1000 cals a day (less than 50% my regular diet) I got to have a break and change things up.
In the beginning I thought I could do 2 weeks straight on 1000-1200 cals a day. In fact that's possible...if you lay in bed all day, sort of. I could handle the very low calories, but getting a good workout was out of question, and "mediocre" training is just against my nature. I' ve done 1 shoulder workout, 2 deep stretching/foam rolling and 1 decent cardio up till today. But the diet change was really drastic, so I thought I was OK to focus more on the "non-eating" rather than training. For those of you who wonder why the hell am I doing this: trying out a new plan to lose about 5 lbs in 2 weeks, whatever occasion you are getting ready for.
Today is day 4 and this afternoon I'm going to start a 24 hrs higher carbs phase. Am I giving up? NO. Am I going for a huge refeed? NO. I just read Lyle Mc Donald's UD2 ebook and it has been quite inspiring. I knew he's such a meticulous expert and I've been reading some of his articles for a while now. The way he discusses fat loss/muscle gain topics is so scientific and precise, it makes really lots of sense. I'm not doing exactly what he suggests (like having a 6000 cals carb load or following his training protocol) but honestly I see his point in having a higher carbs and cals window between 5 and 24hrs period. Plus I REALLY miss a heavy workout, and that surely will help my energy levels and hunger pain. I took lots of notes when reading and wrote down my adjustments ;)
If this higher carbs day is enough, I still will go back to 1000 cals a day, if not, I'd have couple days at 1600 for example, then back at 1000 for 3 and 1/2 days.
I still want to write an ebook about my experience once I'm done, I'm already writing not just the food I'm eating, but sensations, feelings, training, supplements, calculations to know exactly how many fat, carbs, protein and overall cals I need (and how you can do the same). It's gonna be not just effective but very interesting ;)
Already dreaming about carbs... this is mostly what my stomach have seen these days