I've been doing this for 5 weeks. Problem is I am 50 years old. I know that sounds ancient to everyone on here, but I am in really good shape and very disciplined and very athletic. I wanted to lose 10 lbs and torso fat. I have lost, maybe, 2 lbs - but REALLY feel like I have fixed the torso fat thing.
I wonder if peri-menopausal women, even very athletic ones, have more trouble. And after reading these posts I wonder if ALL women, even young ones, have different metabolic needs. But I have done enough research to think that this type of diet is best for everyone. I just think it might take longer for us women, the same way it takes longer to get defined arms, etc in the gym with the same amount of work.
My questions (if anyone is still on this thread
Having 3 glasses of red wine? Fatal?
I have a protein shake with 23 g of protein and 1 gram of carbs in the a.m. I can't stomach eggs 30 min after I wake up so I do this. Then I have a hard-boiled egg, some sauerkraut and black beans a little later. My original mistakes were eating TOO much -- I eat very little anyways and trying to be true to the diet I was eating Chipotle-sized meals 2x a day after a full bkfst and it was just too much! So I realized that TF was a ? late 20-something guy? with those dietary needs but I am 50 y old! Enough already!
The advice I see about the cheat concept are diff whether it's in the book or on this blog. The book says: Cheat day (2 meals); many bloggers say 1 meal. there are quite a few inconsistencies in the book but I can live with it.
In the end I can't believe (even with little tiny tweaks here and there) if you aren't eating ANY fast food, any crap, eating protein and slow carbs all week, that you can't lose weight!! These little subtleties seem small - compared to what 99.9% of my peers eat.
Ok. Think I'm done. : )