Here is what I have so far, and thank you to everyone who is doing this experiment with me. This week I start filming the exercise routines that go a long with the eating plan.
Here is what I have for you so far.
The Little Black Dress Diet
The biggest shock to me, as I’ve gone on this 6 year journey, has been the incredible importance of fat in the diet.
It turns out that Dr. Atkins was right all along, but he made one major mistake: he allowed his diet to be co-opted by those who wanted to sell low-carb processed food products under his name.
The most important thing I have to tell you is this: Pure, natural fats, combined with high quality protein, and above-ground vegetables are the simple keys to the fat loss kingdom.
The Little Black Dress Diet features simple High Fat/ Low Carb/ All Unprocessed Foods for 6 days without “Cheats” with an “Event Meal” containing any food and drink that you can enjoy without being “Triggered” or having an adverse reaction to, on day seven.
The sample menu for day one is:
Wake Up Tonic: 1T Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar, Juice of 1/2 Lemon, 16 oz water, Liquid Stevia to taste. If the vinegar disagrees with you, just use the lemon juice.
Freedom Water Throughout the day
Freedom Water: All ingredients organic: 1/2 cucumber sliced, 1T parsley, chopped, 1T mint, chopped, 1/4t ground ginger, juice of 1/2 lemon, plus 1/2 lemon sliced. 2 quarts water. 8 glasses per day, simply refill the pitcher with water: replace ingredients after 24 hours.
Breakfast: 2-3 whole organic eggs cooked in 1t to 1T coconut oil, 2-3 slices uncured bacon, 1/2 bunch asparagus cooked in coconut oil. Season asparagus with turmeric, sea salt (iodized) and ground ginger, 2T salsa 1/2 avocado if desired.
(Note: the point of this big breakfast is to crush your appetite for hours.)
Lunch: 3-4 oz protein: beef, chicken, turkey, fish, pork: up to 5 oz. Not low fat! Use chicken thighs with skin on NOT chicken breast.
2 cups organic salad greens with olive oil, braggs cider vinegar, lemon juice, red wine vinegar: or Walden farms calorie free dressing: you can add natural olive or walnut oil to the Walden Farms, or mustard, etc. any other salad dressing ingredient that doesn’t contain sugar. I add a drop or two of stevia to my Braggs/Olive oil dressing as I find it a bit sour.
I cup cooked vegetable as above at breakfast.
Dinner: Repeat lunch. Have another cup of cooked veggies if you wish. You should be so full that you don’t have any desire to snack.
Walk 20 minutes after dinner, or come to TT class.
2 days during the week have dinner before 3 or 4PM, or skip it all together. This HFLC diet will make you so full you may not even miss dinner.
I know it may get monotonous but repeat breakfast, and simply change your proteins and veggies at lunch and dinner. Remember it is the very simplicity of this diet that makes it such a powerful appetite reducer: I haven’t felt anything like it since ephedra or dexatrim.
You must eat vegetables at breakfast: I have experimented over and over and this is essential for well-being, digestion, fiber, and appetite reduction. Note: whether you eat 2 or 3 meals they are so big it will take effort to finish them.
Just as the magic of TT comes from training LESS with more focus and intensity, the Magic of HFLC (high fat low carb) and the LBDD comes from eating MORE of the foods that crush appetite, drop insulin, increase satiety, increase leptin sensitivity, and release bloat and inflammation.
Do this faithfully for 3 days without a cheat. If it’s working don’t change a thing: keep going for 6 days. If the scale didn’t move we will switch to the emergency diets: Steak and Eggs only, Eggs and Grapefruit only, or the lower fat/Higher protein and carb diet of the SF 14 day rapid fat loss plan. But only if LBDD isn’t working.
I will write up the emergency diets tomorrow. I will also be including a list of diuretic vegetables and the recipe for Beet Greens.
It takes discipline, but once you eat your big breakfast it won't take willpower: thank goodness!