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Iron Gladiator 09-09-2009 06:41 PM

How to Lose Weight and Enjoy the Food You Love
 
Television advertisers depend on it, fashion magazines editors include it on every page, and the media remind us with news stories. They all remind us that thinner is better and if you are overweight, it is your fault.* Every day we hear about a new pill that promises to take off hundreds of pounds without [...]

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BendtheBar 09-09-2009 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Iron Gladiator (Post 4673)
Television advertisers depend on it, fashion magazines editors include it on every page, and the media remind us with news stories. They all remind us that thinner is better and if you are overweight, it is your fault.* Every day we hear about a new pill that promises to take off hundreds of pounds without [...]

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This is an interesting diet approach. I highly recommend the read.

jwood 09-09-2009 08:31 PM

Very interesting read, but now I want to know what exactly the spike diet is, really has got my interest

BendtheBar 09-09-2009 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by jwood (Post 4681)
Very interesting read, but now I want to know what exactly the spike diet is, really has got my interest

Here it is...calculate your BMR:

BMR Calculator

On training days, eat BMR calories.

On non-training days, eat BMR minus 500.

One day a week eat 2 times BMR.

You end up ion a calorie deficit for the week, but because of the Spike day, your leptin levels don't get fubared, and your metabolism stays up.

jwood 09-09-2009 09:45 PM

That is very interesting I may try that in the future but at my young age I am not into counting calories yet, I just try to eat a ton and keep it as clean as possible and get all my nutrients. My metabolism has been crazy since I got back to school and that is because of the absence of working in an office all day and being more active.

Will keep in mind for the future, thanks

BendtheBar 09-10-2009 07:35 AM

I'm going to play with it. Maybe run a log.

jwood 09-10-2009 01:18 PM

I would be interested in following this, seems like a very solid diet.

bwys61 09-10-2009 06:12 PM

its a simple plan. it will shock ya

Mauler97 09-12-2009 11:30 AM

Hey guys Steve was nice enought to grab me from bb.com and allow me to post an article on here. I'm glad he did, this site is like bb.com minus all the kids.

I will try and check and post on here daily, but if you have any questions at all about the Spike Diet please let me know and I will anser them.

My book is being published in Minneapolis, it's currently in the layout design phase and there will be a digital run to get about 200 copies done by the end of the month for a business expo and to be sent of for review and the media.

The commercial run will take 3-4 weeks so I will get a large supply of copies by mid-late October. It will be available then from my site and other sites like Amazon and Borders.com. My goal is obviously to get this to spread from happy "Spikers" word of mouth style so I can get it into the large chain of book stores.

If you are interested in the book and don't want to wait, I am selling the eBook from my site. It's PDF and printable.

Again I really want to thank Steve for the opportunity, and also for the really kind posts from the other members. My feedback from bb.com has for the most part been great but there are a few kids and older kids who are kind of set in their ways and will dismiss it without ever trying it.

A little background about me, I grew up the "heavy" kid. I wore husky sized jeans, and from my earliest school aged memories I was singled out and teased for being fat. When I was 13, the summer going into 8th grade I finally had enough and I really wanted to lose weight. My parents tried but they were not much help. They told me to eat salads and drink v-8. I hated both but I had them anyway. I began doing push-ups and jumping on a trampoline daily while beginning an early form of the Spike Diet. While I was eating lettuce with turkey most days for whatever reason I forget, I chose Thursday's to eat what I wanted; I had a Tony's Pizza every Thursday night with Ice Cream for dessert, and I allowed myself to eat the regular school lunch. My weight went from 220lbs to 180lbs from May-September, and when I was back at school I wasn't recognizable to many of the kids there. Knowing what I know now, it worked because I ate very little 6 days a week, very low fat, too low actually but I didn't know any better, but my Thursday binges saved me from starvation mode.

The next several years of my life I still struggled with weight, but on a very minor level. That lead me to eventually just giving up foods like pizza and ice cream for several years.
I bought the Anold Shwarzenegger Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding when I was 16, I learned a lot from that book. Plus that with watching "Pumping Iron" I fell in love with lifting weights and Bodybuilding. I stayed in pretty good shape until my early twenties when I got married. I married one of those ladies with hyper-metabolism, she can eat a lot and not gain a pound, so I tried to keep up with her and once I started eating pizza and ice cream again I was up to the 250's, and then eventually 300, and then up to my highest of 330lbs. During those years I tried about a 3 dozen diets but they never lasted more than a month or two. I really just gave up and I began believing that this was my inevitable fate. Then after I saw pictures of me and my son, with my enormous 46-inch waist just surrounding him I decided I had to lose weight for him AND myself. I wanted him to have a Dad that could run around with him, wrestle, and play ball. At the time I was heading to 400lbs and a wheel chair, I didn't want that to be my life or his life. So I went back to my bodybuilding bible, and began with just cutting calories. The more I read from bb.com the more I got hooked on the science of fat burning and I became hopefull that I would find a way to finally lose this weight and keep it off for good.

----Wow this is getting long, I have a lot more to write still so I will come back and finish soon---- I need to find a way to quickly summarize this..lol

beam 09-12-2009 02:26 PM

You have heart and passion. I will buy your book just because you seem very real. Good luck sir. I hope you sell a million copies.


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