I'm melting, melting ...
Women's Health magazine lists the The ABC's of Slim. Here are two of them.
K is for Ketosis
The point at which your body runs low on carbs and starts burning fat stores for fuel, ketosis can jump-start a diet or bust a plateau. Studies show that dieters who restrict carbs typically lose more weight during the first 3 to 6 months, but after about a year their results are comparable to those who go low-fat. So after dropping those initial pounds, it's okay to have whole-grain pasta and bread again--in moderation.
L is for Leptin
Fat cells secrete this hormone to tell your brain you're full. But researchers have found that fasts and extremely calorie-restrictive diets can lower leptin levels, prompting you to eat more. To keep this hormone in balance, strive for a slow, steady weight loss--no more than 1 to 2 pounds per week.
It's okay, guys. You can read the lady lump stuff.
And, just because I don't discriminate, I think this -- from Men's Health -- is one of the best freebie weight loss plans you can find online. Here's more. It's all based on the book, The Abs Diet. Here's a scaled down version for women. But the plan is essentially the same.
I have based my eating plan on The Abs Diet and it's been working out great. Can't say how much I have lost because I decided to not weigh myself for a week to see what happens.
I confess I have been slacking off going to the gym, mainly because Jericho has been getting me out and about a good two hours a day, not counting training sessions. I just needed time for him to settle in.
And he has.
This morning in the park, he was swarmed by seven other dogs and he was a perfect gentleman. The bum also now has a girlfriend, a petite Irish Setter named Kelly. She's going to be mighty disappointed after Tuesday though. That's the day of the big snip.
As many of my emailers believe, I am indeed a castrating witch.