Hi everyone. I have brought this topic up beofre but didnt go into quite as much depth. I have a cousin of mine but am very sceptical as to the validity of his testimony. He says that he lost 45kg in the span of 12mnths. When i asked about his eating habits he explained them as follows. He would eat roughly 7 to 8 chicken breasts a day. also an omellette consisting of up to 6 eggs. All within the same day and cooked in natural organic butter. Not mentioning other vegetables that he would consume throughiut the day. He is a very big stirrer, and so im finding it hard to believe that someone could lose as much weight as he did consuming the amounts of food he has spoken of. What do you guys think? Any info would be very much appreciated. Thanx in advance.
I don't think this is a case of "eating more to lose weight." This sounds more like [eating foods that lead to you] eating less to lose weight. 7 chicken breasts is approx 1050 calories and 6 eggs is 430 = about 1500 calories. Eating lots of butter is actually pretty difficult, 100g of the stuff added to his meals would bring him up to 2200 calories, which is still a lot less than an overweight man would burn in a day.
Also, however indulgent this meat and fat diet sounds now, I'd imagine it seems less indulgent and appealing very quickly, especially as this is an inhuman 265g of protein! To be honest, I'm not sure how long one could sustain such a high intake.
This is totally consistent with my experience, and that of many others. It's a ketogenic diet, and it's very effective for weight loss. I lost about 40 pounds in my first year eating only meat. I chose fatty meat and shunned chicken breasts, so I was actually eating quite a bit more than that in terms of calories.
I would imagine with a bit more variety in protein and fat sources it could be sustainable, but would it be the healthiest without any nutrient rich vegetables over the long run?
I did something similar when I did Atkins, I omitted the veggies and became highly allergic/intolerant to most proteins.
Variety is the spice of life!