Fourteen days of dieting. I have ate well and averaged 1700 calories a day. I have not missed a day of exercise, averaging 1.75 hours a day. I have lost 1kg.
This is ridiculous and it is time to go back to the beginning- the beginning of my first 3 month diet when I took the advice of the elderly Taiwanese/Okinawan holistic guy.
Up to that point I had lost 20kg in about 6 months. I was struggling. I met the old guy by chance. He held my hands and shook my arms. He felt my neck and poked my stomach just above my belt.
The gentleman was well meaning and sincere. I was suspicious and did not take his advice. Eventually, I gave it a go. That was the beginning of my first 3 month Okinawa diet.
I followed the gentleman's advice and lost 40kg in 3 months. Yet, I down played the impact the advice had on my success. I think this happened for two reason. First, my ego wanted to take all the credit for my success. Second, following esoteric dieting advice exposed me to some very unsettling attacks, both on line and by acquaintances. It is hard for me to defend something that I don't understand and I really hate confrontation.
I learned the diet community can be just as intolerant and tribal as any other group.
I am going to take the elderly gentleman's advice for a second time. For the remainder of my diet I will attempt to:
1. Drink 12 cups of warm sanpin tea each day.
2. Eat 1.5 cups of konnyaku jelly each day.
3. Eat half of a medium size goya (bitter mellon) each day.
4. Eat 10cm of boiled gobo (burdock) root each day.
5. Eat a big pinch of konbu seaweed 3 times a week.