It’s the morning of day (9) on the Ultra Lite program and I’m now down 8.5lbs – 166lbs. This is the (7th) day of ketosis, and I lost another .1% of body fat, down to 13.5%. At this point I expect about 1/2 fat loss very 2-4 days, depending on activity level.
The photos above are my beginning picture and at the start of week two on the program. The difference I notice is that my face is thinner, for sure (most men carry weight in their faces. First to come on first to go away). I also notice the love-handles trimming down a bit. I can’t analytically prove this but I am sure I am also losing intra-abdominal fat which won’t be noticeable from a photo, but will be on abdominal measurements. (will post later)
Recap of my first week: The initial change in how I have been eating did result in some gurgles in my stomach, during the day and at night in bed. Days 3-5, my brain was adjusting to the change from blood sugar as a fuel source to ketone bodies and the primary fuel source. By day 6-7 my body had completely adjusted to the smaller meal size and the ketone bodies as fuel. No more gurgles, no more hunger, no more cravings – just a scenes of total well being.
Comments: The Ultra Lite program, as I have experienced it so far, works. America is a country of excesses in every way. The obesity epidemic in both child and adult is robbing our country of its prosperity! It is taking away from our GDP, due to lack or productivity from missed days of work, work comp. claims due to weight related issues, and lack of motivation for working due to weight related issues. My goal is now of an educator, in an effort to save lives and increase to the productivity levels of the clients I will see.
I live by the mantra, “Productivity is the Basis for Morale.” When you’re in a doctors office because of you’re weight, high blood pressure, diabetes or any other weight related issue, you’re not producing. When you can’t move as well as you have in the past because of weight related issues, you’re production level is diminished. You get the picture. The less you do (produce) at work, at home or at play; morale/happiness will be diminished correspondingly. And if your decreased production affects another or others, you will be directly influencing their morale/happiness as well. The trickle-down theory definitely applies here. I don’t want to be mean here, but merely point out the fact that being over-weight affects not only the individual but everyone around them.
Can you imagine if we were all closer to our ideal weight. The production level of this country would be insane. The reduction in lost work hours and medical bills would reduce the national deficit more the any corporate tax break ever could.
I hope this post helps to motivate the ones who find it. My personal responsibility level has increased 10x since starting this program and I am on a mission to help as many as I can get back to their ideal weights, felling youthful and energetic.
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