Over the past year, I have already experienced success with living a Paleo lifestyle by using an 80/20 perspective, 80% Paleo, 20% cheat days (mostly eating a lot of Paleo-friendly desserts). It’s worked so well for me that over the past year I went from 220 to 190 lbs and have kept it off! This is something I cherish daily.
This time is different though, I’m pushing to get to a place that many think is impossible. Does the phrase, "it's because I'm getting old" sound all too familiar? Age ain't nothin’ but a number (yeah, I know I just aged myself).
Some naysayers will try to persuade you to quit the moment you don’t achieve perfection. They’ll tell you to stop trying, but then again, they are naysayers.
Long ago, I learned that life is all about the journey. It’s time to take a deep introspective look at myself and take another stab at accomplishing the goal of getting ripped. This time, though, I’m going to do something different. My approach is to put the concentration on my eating habits.
Should I take part in some sort of sugar-detox? Should I add some juicing into my life? Should I try Ketogenic? All I know is that I need to do something, and I know how important diet is.
And no, this isn’t like a juice cleanse, or an experimental HCG diet, or an all-I-eat-is-cabbage-soup-diet. When I say diet, I am referring to the food that I am putting into my body. I am just looking for guidelines to help me make better choices without the overwhelming involvement of calorie-counting or portion-control. The diet I am choosing to follow is the Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey. My plan is to turn this 36-year-old body into one that a 19-year-old athlete would have. That’s right, I am going to attempt to take my body and time warp it back 1½ decades by combining exercise AND diet.
Breakfast - Bulletproof Coffee (here is the recipe)
Lunch - Bulletproof Coffee, veggies and hard-boiled eggs
Dinner - home-cooked meal with a balance of veggies/proteins
(Click here for the Bulletproof Diet Infographic PDF)
Workout 3x/week with the AMRAPs from November while alternating fatigue-reaching workouts.
I know the motivation that I get from reading many people’s testimonials on their efforts and results on the many Paleo sites, like here, here and here. It shows me that this is not only possible, but that almost anyone can achieve six-pack abs.