I know fad diets, crash diets, are unhealthy, but hey, I'm bored.
Very little in the way of work for the next month or so, and Mrs. A is spending most of her time helping out her dad or visiting the hospital, so it's just me at home.
That means I've got complete control over my food consumption.
During the semesters, breakfast is a breakfast bar because time, and I usually eat lunch in the faculty cafeteria. Bland, nutritious (?), lots of rice. Dinners with the missus, could be anything.
School breaks though, I'm at home, and my diet tends to be more... random. Plus, I don't get in nearly as much exercise, at least in the winter. When school is in session, I'm on my feet at least four and a half hours a day, and I generally walk/run/cycle a few kilometers before work, but on break, especially winter break?
I'm a couch potato.
But I start back at school in about a month, and the weather is getting warmer, so I'm back to PT, trying to make sure they don't need to roll me into the classroom on the first day, and then this crash diet pops up in my facebook feed. I'm not going to reproduce it here, but it's the one with a lot of boiled eggs and salad.
Kind of Atkins-ish.
Like I said, I know these things aren't safe or healthy, but I'm bored, so I thought I'd give it a shot for a bit.
I figured it was probably a scam, unlikely to produce the claimed 24lb (11kilo) weight loss in two weeks.
I also figured that any effects would kick in fairly gradually over the allotted time.
Nothing in it is, by itself, unhealthy. Boiled eggs, fruit, green salads. Lacking in carbs, but my diet, especially during the break, is hardly on the Olympic training level.
Gummi bears, Red Bull, pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches, and plenty of beer, with occasional binges of salad when my teeth start to loosen up.
So how bad could it be?
It's day two.
I've had endless, particularly foul diarrhea, my kidneys ache, my balls ache, and I feel a little light-headed.
No way I can keep doing this, so when I went to work, I decided to grab a sandwich from the convenience store. Nothing like two slices a white bread, two slices of ham, and a glop of mayo to restore one to health, is there?
Store was closed for inventory, so interim dinner is a bottle of local Gatorade-analog.
But I've lost nearly five pounds already.
In two days.
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