4HB Ripped Week 1: Down 4, Plus Bonus Side Effects
As I posted last week, I’m following Tim Ferriss’ Four Hour Body diet and workout plan, and I wanted to give you all a status update. First, the good news. I’m down 4 pounds this week. The only time I felt hungry was on Monday, when I thought I had eaten enough (and I had eaten a lot), but I was still hungry. It’s crazy to be on a diet where I have to increase my portion size!
I have noticed is that this diet has a number of interesting side effects. The first being that I have been much more alert because I don’t have the usual sugar spike and crash. But this has interfered with my sleep, because I have so much energy in the evening. I’m working on trying to get that straightened out and I may end up simply having to sleep less, which is okay with me.
The second side effect that I’ve discovered is that I think that I may have a food allergy. I’ve had sinus issues since I was about 18. I’ve just suffered along with it for years, occasionally seeing a doctor here and there only to have them tell me that there’s nothing they can really do about it. But since I’ve been on this diet, I found that I’m less congested, and that my sense of smell has been slowly returning.
So what’s the bad news? I have had a little stomach discomfort, but nothing bad. I need to figure out what isn’t sitting so well with me, but so far this has been a real life changer.
Tomorrow is my first splurge day, then on two week #2. Here’s to the sweet smell (literally!) of success!