For a number of years I have had a goal….probably like many of you…to lose some weight and to also increase my muscle mass. Now….this may come as a shock to some of you as I guess I might reasonably be considered skinny but I had managed to accumulate a fair amount of body fat in my mid section and this accumulated fat was not what I had in mind for my bathing suit bod.
Somehow, I bumped into Tim Ferris book the Four Hour Body. Now…this book has about 400 pages…but it is not a book you need or want to read from front to back. So I read the weight loss section in May (prior to our annual beach vacation) and in day two of my attention to this diet I had a Dexa Scan and learned my percent body fat was 21.7%.
Now that the baseline measurement was in place, I stayed on the diet as prescribed until my next visit to Physiologix (in my home town, Charleston, WV) for my next dexa scan and the results were great. (Lean mass grew by 2 pounds and pounds of body fat went from 37 pounds to 24 pounds.) Remarkable.
Too…..as of the date of this writing, I now weigh 164 pounds which is a couple of pounds lighter than I was then…but of note….I have now been on this diet for about 5 months with zero rebound.
So…..if you are in the market for some weight loss……..give the Four Hour Body a look…think you will be happy you did.