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7 Day Experiment: Lemon Juice for Fat Loss

Updated: Jul 6

Experiment from 6/1/20 - 6/7/20.


Experiment

1. What is the experiment?

To increase fat loss using some of the more extreme techniques of the slow carb diet outlined in The Four Hour Body by Tim Ferriss. These techniques are:

  1. Drinking citric juices with meals

  2. Doing 90 seconds of muscle contractions before meals and again 90 minutes after meals.

  3. Eating meals slowly (over 30 minute time periods)

2. Why are we doing it?

I hit a fat loss plateau doing the slow carb diet at 182 lbs and 100cm waist measurement.


3. What is our goal?

To decrease the waist size.

4. What am I testing?

Will fat loss increase doing the following with the slow carb diet?

  1. Drinking citric juices with each meal (except breakfast)

  2. Doing 90 seconds of muscle contractions before meals and again 90 minutes after meals.

  3. Eating meals slowly (over 30 minute time periods)

Experiment Results

1. What happened?

On 6/06/20 I weighed in at 179.8 lbs and a waist size of 98 cm. I would consider this a success since the 2 weeks prior to this experiment my weight and waist size did not change while following the slow carb diet. It is important to note that I unofficially began the experiment 5/28/20 following the same 3 points.



2. What did you learn? Any obstacles?

I learned that insulin release does influence fat loss.

The problem with this experiment is that I changed three variable so I do not know which variable had the most impact. Maybe one or more of the techniques I used this week did not aid in fat loss at all! I can't know for sure.

3. What will you do moving forward?

I am very excited that this worked! This one experiment re-emphasized the immense value in trying new things and constantly taking new approaches. I now know that this method works up to this point in my fat loss. Moving forward I will test the no carbohydrate diet outlined in "The Last Mile" chapter of The Four Hour Body to see if that method increases fat loss even more.

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