Maffetone Two-Week Test – My Results

Today I wound down the Maffetone Two-Week Test. Not sure if it really did that much for me as I don’t think I’m really insulin resistant. More likely I just need to stop eating crap carbs – donuts, bagels, waffles, basically junk – and also keep on working out.

I lost about a 1/2″ on my belly along with a few pounds in the two weeks. My shoulder has improved but that may have been from getting back to working out and doing some Original Strength moves. The much-touted drop in blood pressure didn’t really happen for me, but I think mine is due to heredity than anything else. I may also be snoring less as I haven’t heard my wife complain lately. Guess that’s worth it then.

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Lyle McDonald’s Rapid Fat Loss Diet – My review

In 2010, I got fat.

OK, maybe not quite as fat as I’d gotten in 2008, but close.

In 2008 I was barely a year into barbell lifting and following Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength program as well as StrongLifts 5 x 5. With chasing ever heavier squats I was doing the GOMAD (Gallon of Milk a Day) program and ramping my body up to a record weight of 252 pounds.

Like many Americans, I lost my job later that fall. Unlike many Americans, I used my unemployment time to get in the best shape of my life, up to that point. Working out with self-directed CrossFit metcons and barbell work mixed with intermittent fasting, I dropped down to around 211 pounds and felt great, thought my girlfriend (now wife) thought I looked too skinny. It wouldn’t be the last time I’d hear that complaint.

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