“Oi Colin, I’m trying your diet”

“Oi Colin, I’m trying your diet” – So started the conversation I had with one of my work colleagues yesterday.

“Oh really?” I replied. “And what diet are you trying exactly?”

Long story short, one of the guys I work with, who I’ve been sporadically talking to about Crossfit and weight lifting and the zone diet and paleo diet, has taken it upon himself to try out some of my dietary suggestions. Specifically he seems to have only made 2 changes to his diet:

  1. Stop eating bread
  2. Only eating pasta once a week

Ok that’s not a bad start, I approve of both those things. Interestingly he’s not done anything else, like increasing exercise for example (not that that’s of much use as we know that exercise doesn’t reduce weight much), nor has he changed the rest of his diet much. So I was quite interested to hear what effect these 2 changes had had, here’s what he said:

  • He’s lost 1.5 stone (21 lbs or 10kg) in just 6 weeks
  • Stomach cramping / bloatedness has gone

WOW!! I’m not surprised, but still super impressed. Well done that man. I’ve adopted a phrases from one of my other work colleagues: bread is the Devil’s Dough!

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  • Workout without Weights 22 August 2010, 9:23 pm

    Hey Colin,

    I totally agree with the no bread portion. It actually makes a major difference in your energy levels and metabolism. It took some time to figure out, but fine tuning certain things out of your diet can help you make major physique changes for sure.

    Good recommendations.

    – Jack Bronson | Workout without Weights

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