Its now been 32 days since I started out on the Four Hour Body Diet. I have lost 14 lbs. This is not too far from the 20lbs the diet promises. If you have read my previous article on the Mystery Of The Four Hour Diet And Quinoa you will know that I was not too pleased to see that quinoa is not allowed apart from the binge day.
I had little idea that my article would create such a stir with around 5,000 people so far reading it and a fair few comments sent to me by email. I anticipate that this will be my last contribution to the debate. My view is that quinoa is a slow carb and is perfectly acceptable to eat on the four hour diet. Unless someone can convince me otherwise that is what I believe to be true. I will continue for a few more weeks to finish my weight loss and include quinoa in about one meal per day.
I had a few readers ask me what my actual meal plan is when I include quinoa. Well rather than give you a blow by blow account let me list the meals that I eat for the 3 meals I eat a day.
As Tim Ferris recommends I just have a few meals that I eat over and over again. The binge day gets over any cravings I might have. I attended a wedding yesterday which was a great opportunity for a huge binge so I went for it. That was a lot of fun.
So here is my meal plan or menu plan for the four hour body diet.
Drink lots of water all day.
Other drinks are Black coffee, coffee with cream, green tea and red wine.
I have no snacks at all. Just the 3 main meals each day.
Breakfast Meals (About 7.00 a.m.)
Bacon, spinach and lentil omelette
Beef steak with vegetables and black eyed beans
Scrambled Egg and fried bacon with mushrooms and peppers
Dinner Time Meals (About 1.00 p.m.)
Cooked Meat with salad and Tinned Mixed Bean Salad – (This does not change)
Evening Meals (About 7.00 p.m.)
Chilli Con Carne served with vegetables and quinoa
Stir fry Cajun Chicken with vegetables and quinoa
Beef Medallion steak with curried mixed beans and Vegetables
Binge Days – I eat anything I want and do not restrict portions at all. I also have the odd beer instead of wine.
The only problem I have found is the time to prepare all these meals. To overcome this I cook enough Chilli for 2 days. I also do this for the Cajun Chicken Stir Fry.
I have not been able to find Macadamia oil so I use Olive oil which I enjoy and use anyway.
This is my interpretation of the four hour body diet with the addition of quinoa. If you have read the book then you know that the information is scant to say the least. But it does work.
Please feel free to comment below and share your experiences with this diet. I read all comments. (I won’t allow trash and spam so don’t write it- sorry)