Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Low-Carb Tweak Makes 6.5-Pound Weight Loss Week

My weight loss MORE THAN DOUBLED this week on "30-In-30"

After seeing modest weight loss during the first month of my "30-In-30" Low-Carb Weight Loss Challenge which began on August 1, 2006, I tried something a little different from what I was doing to see if it would result in greater and faster weight loss. The results were nothing short of a miracle--6 1/2 POUNDS LOST IN ONE WEEK! WOWsers!

When I was losing weight on the Atkins diet back in 2004 starting off at 410 pounds, I regularly had weeks when I lost 6-10 pounds early on. But I had a lot to lose and it stood to reason that would happen. But this weight loss over the last week is much more significant because I've been low-carbing for nearly three years and haven't seen a jump like this happen at all. It's as if I released something inside of me that had been dying to get out and now it is free.

Just in case you are wondering, it's not counting calories (UGH!) or eating smaller portions, less fat or any of that other complete and utter nonsense that people try to tell you is the "secret" to losing weight.

In fact, do you wanna know what my average daily caloric intake was this past week? Would you believe it was 2350 a day?! My fat intake was 69 percent, protein was at 28 percent , and carbs at just 3 percent. How can this be with such a large weight loss in one week? I'm sure this will baffle all those low-fat/low-calorie/portion-control advocates out there for a very long time.

But I'm not done with this little experiment which I still can't tell you about yet. I'm going to keep going with it to see if the result I got this week will continue. If they do on my way down to 210 pounds, then you will hear about it in due time. Patience, my friends, patience.

The good thing is the scale is moving rapidly again and I'm enjoying the ride. Won't you join me on this challenge? Come visit the "30-In-30" blog!

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9-5-06 UPDATE: Okay, no more secrets! CLICK HERE to read about how my weight loss got kicked into high gear this week. You are encouraged to try it, too, to see if it works for you. I'd love to hear your experience after trying it for a week. Let me know at

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Blogger Bowulf said...

Awesome week totals, Jimmie! It's not nice to keep secrets though...

9/05/2006 10:39 AM  
Blogger Rob said...

While I congratulate you on the loss, I'd like to make a couple points.

Your caloric intake is irrelevant if you keep carbs to a minimum, as you basically demonstrated (IB, I'm looking in your direction).

Not only that, but given the numbers provided you're actually only consuming about what, 70 cals from carbs, or approximately 15.5g per day. There's the reason for your loss right there. A big chunk of that loss was probably further water loss.

And why in the heck would you be eating polyunsaturated fat and omega 6s anyway? It is the worst kind of fat and it's in all those low-carb products you use and in vegetables in general. Poly's are the worst fat to eat. Because of the double bond in the carbon chain the oxidization it produces it's a known cell killer. How ironic that people also take lots of antioxidents just to keep pace with the damage their doing to their bodies by eating polyunsaturated fat. My advice? Drop the soybean oil. Soy is a nasty toxic substance and the body is unable to use but 2.5% of the protein in soy anyway.

You can probably reduce these things just be stopping your intake of the low carb products, many of which contain soy filler as a grain subsititute. What was your low-carb product intake this week?

My guess is that the omega 6 thing has little to do with your weight loss and it comes down to good ol' carbs. Drop the carbs, drop the weight. There's no magic here.

The Zero Carb Daily

9/05/2006 12:22 PM  
Blogger Bowulf said...

While I am dubious on the dangers of corn-fed beef staple of my diet, I am still happy for you with the results of this week. This inflammation due to Omega-6 should be at least able to be seen or diagnosed. What were your macro nutrient ratios prior to this week? I am probably closer to Rob on this one as perhaps your CCLL is lower than originally expected, and reduction in carbs stimulated the body to lose.

9/05/2006 1:43 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

To be honest, Bowulf, I don't know what my macronutrients ratio was before this past week. I never really keep up with that since it's too much trouble and discouraging for me to keep up with. Regina did that one for me or I would not have known.

I suppose I'm eating LESS carbs now which goes to Rob's point. But I did have 24g carbs total for the week. I'm gonna keep at it!

9/05/2006 2:00 PM  
Blogger Invisible Blogger said...

interesting stuff... only have time at the moment to comment that my biggest wt. losses, which i attributed, perhaps incorrectly, to portion control, occured when I was following a few of the rules for your experiment. I eat mostly grass fed beef and organic eggs, and I was also not using any oils at all...

9/05/2006 4:43 PM  
Blogger April said...

Hi Jimmy,

Awesome! Congrats!

I'm not surprised at the calorie count... that's pretty low for a tall man. People dramatically underestimate their calories, so while they might think that 2300 is not a figure that would induce weight loss, they're wrong. People who really measure calories can tell you that most men of your height eat way more than that. People who estimate their calories have no clue how much they pack away. So if you're eating a real 2350, I'm sure you're going to keep losing weight fast.

Hope the weight loss keeps going well! Congratulations!


9/07/2006 2:47 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

THANKS, April! I expect it to continue...:)

9/07/2006 2:54 PM  
Blogger vainimso said...

Where did you get the nutritional analysis for pastured meats and eggs? I'd like the info, so I can calculate my own omega intake.

9/26/2006 12:38 PM  

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