I have lost 40lbs following a simple slow carb diet.
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how long did it take you?
I attended an eight month permaculture design certification course at a local university (Portland State University) but I was practicing permaculture long before that. Are you interested in becoming certified?
haha no sorry i meant how long did it take you to lose 40 lbs?
LOL oh dumb me...it took me about 9 months. I started at 236 lbs and plateaued at 200 lbs for 3 months then I increased both my calorie intake and my work out intensity and dropped to 194 where I have been the last couple of months. My goal is 185 so I'm now developing a strategy to get there, these last few pounds are proving to be the hardest to loose.
Awesome, permaculture "rocks". Really cool system.
Thanks for sharing your success!
Yes permaculture does rock! Do you practice permaculture?
no, I am only an observer and fan of the practice.
Congratulations!! Sounds like you've had great success! Mind sharing your diet for inspiration?
My diet is boring. Breakfast is the same almost everyday, black beans, eggs, vegies (spinach or peppers or whatever) and sometime turke bacon.
Lunches are usually a recipe from the 4 hour cookbook or a slow carb recipe I find on line, lots of soups or beans, meat & vegies.
Dinners are more fun, I have several slow carb recipes I tend to rotate through but they key for me is not to wander from the slow carb receipies. If I'm still hungry I simply eat more. As a matter of fact I consume more calories now per meal than I did when I was 40 lbs heavier.
Also I purchased the P90X work out program and it really helped tighten things up. My rule though is to break a sweat every single day.
Thanks that's really helpful! And I like the idea to "break a sweat everyday!" Keep up the great work!
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