For a long time I have believed the idea that our bodies have a cellular or evolutionary memory of famine and if you want to achieve a healthy weight you won't fight gene power. In practical terms this means that starvation diets are rarely successful because the body recognizes the signs of famine and adjusts metabolism and fat storing mechanisms appropriately. As soon as the artificial famine is over, the body knows that famine is more likely, keeps the metabolism low and turns every calorie in sight to fat.
This ain't no research journal and I have no idea if this is true. I just know that when I have tried extreme calorie restrictions in the past I feel terrible and pork up like hippo even if I go back to moderate eating. I heard a new twist on this idea that seems to be coming true. Tune in tomorrow for the exciting finish.
191 today. I feel great. I had a tough interaction with a coworker and seemed to have more energy to let it go. No reason to get to sappy. Last time I thought I had let something go, I dreamt of going on 12th century crusade and chopping a lot of serfs up.
I had a great functional circuit training session last night. My favorite section was laying on an incline bench and pulling my legs up to my chest and back. Really cranked my abs. I was grunting like hog chasing gold plated truffles. And tonight Annette and I went to the free (yes!!!) mat pilates/yoga. Very energizing and the leader busted out a meditation at the end that I enjoyed.