T minus 4 Days ’till The 4-Hour Body

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Two days ago I had an epiphany; I realized that I’m a saboteur when it comes to my progress in the gym and how I look and feel physically and mentally.

The main thing I realized is that when I give myself a “cheat day” or “cheat weekend” I go overboard and it just undoes everything I did all week. I realized that the main culprit is eating A LOT of pizza.  Below is my Twitter feed from a few days ago.

To break it down for you, one slice of pizza (1/8 pizza) from a 14″ Large Hand-Tossed Meat Lover’s pizza from Pizza Hut, has 440 cals, 26g of fat, 39g of carbs and a whopping 1390mg of sodium… IN ONE SLICE!! Monday night I actually had 8 slices… GROSS!

I also realized that I needed to stop just giving advice and actually do what I preach. I want to look and feel a certain way and the only way to do this is to make some changes in my life and make a few sacrifices.

I’m starting my new changes off by reading the book by Tim Ferris called The 4-Hour Body and I’m going to try his lifestyle changes for starters. I don’t know if the book will work or what he recommends will work but regardless, I’m taking a step in the right direction to where I want to be and I’m happy about it.

I’m going to start all of this on Monday and in the mean time, I had a BRILLIANT idea; I’m going to enjoy all of my favorite unhealthy foods one last time over the next four days.

Last night was day 1 of this genius plan consisting of nachos with fajita chili beef, cheesy garlic bread, cheesecake and a dark beer. 1750 cals, 150g of fat and a bunch more stuff I don’t want to calculate.

After eating all of this I felt like a giant blob of crap and today my stomach hates me and I feel like I’m hungover (food hangover?) and after totaling the calories and fat consumed, I may have changed my mind and derailed this plan… Although, I’m eating pizza right now for lunch (I have a serious addiction).

I think Saturday night is going to be our “last supper” consisting of some Thai food and beer and probably cheesecake and then it’s onward and upward with the The 4-Hour Body.

Wish me luck.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Hello, my name is Melissa, and I’m a pizzaholic, too.
    I feel your pain. Literally. There are some things I just can’t give up – and pizza is one of them. I’ve found ways to make them less inflammatory if at all possible. I don’t much like conventional stuff anymore. There’s always something in there that really disagrees with me, or just tastes less than amazing. Sure, we’d be better off without the substitutions, honestly, but if you’re at risk of caving like I am, isn’t having a less inflammatory alternative better than the pain of cheating? I guess that’s the decision we all have to make. 🙂
    Feel better soon and good luck w/ the 4HB!! 🙂

  2. Mattie the reader

    Whilst not a pizzaholic, I too am a “holic”. My food drug of choice is any combination of fat and sugar, generally chocolate and cookies. I train 5 days a week so manage to stay slim, but its the damage to my mind that I worry about. I hate waking up the enxt day feeling horrible and with pain in my stomach. I keep reminding myself that you can’t out train poor nutrition, but I’m still battling the late night junk food demons. Good luck and I look forward to hearing about your success with the 4HB

    • My recommendation, keep the junk food out of your house. If it’s not there, you can’t eat it. Easier said than done, I know, but it’s what I have to do.

      Where pizza is easily delivered and accesable, I also gorge on anything that is unleahty. I once ate 36 homemade chocolate chip cookies in one sitting because they were there. If I keep stuff like that out of the house, I won’t eat it.

  3. The day after eating poorly, I have a “salt hangover”. I am bloated, my face and eyes are puffy, and I have a similar feeling to having had too much to drink.. just generally crappy. High fat foods without the salt or simple sugars don’t seem to phase me as much. Realizing HOW I pay for it (in “hangovers”) has curbed consumption considerably for me.

    I have a problem with pizza too. For me, it’s the salt/fat combo that I’m craving, plus the lack of preparation time. It’s so EASY, so at the end of a long day, it’s like nutritional escapism.

  4. I actually decided to do “Pizza Night” once a week at my house. Sometimes we’ll order, but most of the time we’ll make it. Homemade pizza is easy to make healthy and I satisfy the craving for my fave food!

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