Nigel, You Better Start Exercising (And How I Lost 4 Kg in 8 Weeks)

Early November 2014, one of my GP friends took a quick glance at me and told me point blank (with a straight face):

Nigel, you better start exercising (or else)

I was shocked...as I exercise on average 4 to 6 times per week, often alternating between cardiovascular exercises and weights/resistive training, and each session usually lasts between 35 to 45 minutes.

Yet, what was interesting is that my weight never seem to go down. In fact, it seemed to steadily balloon, and by early November 2014, I had reached a whopping 94.4 kg.

Despite working out consistently at a moderate intensity for 4-6 times per week, which is almost everyday.

Then he said, "Hmmm. In that case, stop your sugars."

I told him that I no longer take sugar in my coffee, that my breakfast was only oats -

- and he immediately cut me off, saying that I cannot eat oats, or wholemeal, or grains or whatever is in that group, as even though it's slow carbohydrates, it's still carbohydrates. He told me that he cut out most of his sugars, fast or slow, and he's lost about 10 kgs so far (don't get me wrong, he's pretty skinny/lean to me)

Hmm, fair enough.

So I asked him, then what should I eat?

And he told me to have two eggs everyday, which is what he has for breakfast, along with black coffee without sugar. I was appalled, because when I eat eggs, I have people telling me that eggs are bad and they're high in cholestrol...and now one of my GPs are telling me to eat eggs.

2 A DAY!!!!

Yes, I was annoyed for a while, then I got really happy...because I really, REALLY like eating eggs. Boiled, fried, scrambled, whatever, except poached (ugh). I got really happy.

So I modified my regime, to a somewhat modified paleo (I did a couple of experiments with paleo before, from trying the paleo diet, to rethinking paleo diet and then concluding that paleo diet was ok), tossed out most of my recently purchased "healthy" oats and grains, and started:

  • breakfast consisted of 2 fried eggs in butter, unsweetened coffee with almond milk
  • snack is fruits that is lower in sugar eg green apples (as compared to grapes or bananas)
  • lunch is almost a regular meal, but cut out rice as much as I can (about 75% reduction)
  • snack is treenuts such as pecans, almonds
  • dinner is almost a regular meal, but cut out rice as much as I can (about 75% reduction)

Generally I cut down carbs anything from 75% to 100% from meals, snack healthily with non-carbs snacks. I find that this diet seems to help me have less "wind" or bloatedness/belching/farting, and my tummy is way more comfortable than before.

Perhaps I've allergy to carbs like what some people have said about carbs having a certain item in them that causes bloatedness and gas. That being said...I do still have cheat days, where I'm known to eat quarter to half a tub of a 1 liter chocolate ice cream.....not all the time. But I'm not depriving myself of that much. I think.

The 94.4 kg measurement taken in early November 2014 was taken in my wife's gynae clinic with a digital weighing scale, and the new 90.4 kg weigh was weighed in the same gynae clinic, for consistency (sounds nice but actually it's more of a convenience - it was just there, so I decided to measure). We'll be going to the gynae again next Friday 16th January 2015, so I can take another measurement again, to see if this weight loss is a fluke or not.

In the meantime, I'm gonna keep monitoring my weight, exercise and food.

Enjoyed this article? Share it with your friends by clicking one of the buttons:

Even better - share your thoughts and comments below:

quick links


Back To Top

Search In NigelChua

What I'm Working On

NigelChua.com

NalcoGroup.com

TherapyEntrepreneurs.com

XtendHealthAsia.com

WisdomOfSeneca.com

BeePollenForHealth.com

Online Business & Marketing Tools I Use

Solo Build It

GetResponse Email Marketing

Shopify

The Hoth SEO Specialist

Google Mail/Suite

Supplements & Stuff I'm Using For My Health

Total Balance Men's Premium

Kiwi Klenz

Lipi Rite

Bee Pollen Energy

Omega QH Ultra

Neuro Natural Serenity

Male Rejuvenator

Green Lipped Mussel Powder Capsules

Aquasana AQ 4000 Counter Top Water Filter

Cryptocurrency Exchanges I'm Using

Quionex Exchange (Fiat - BTC/ETH)

Qryptos Exchange

Offline Hardware Wallet To Secure Your Crypto-Assets Such As Bitcoin

Trezor

Cryptocurrencies I'm Invested In

Bitcoin (BTC)

Qash (QASH)

Rock Token (RKT)

Ethereum (ETH)

Zencash (ZEN)

Cindicator (CND)

Vechain (VEN)

0x (ZRX)

Golem Network (GNT)

Stellar Lumen (XLM)

Cardano (ADA)

Funfair (FUN)

Gifto (GTO)

Nebulas (NAS)

Electroneum (ETN)

Digibyte (DGB)

ETHLend (LEND)

Smartcash (SMART)

Tierion (TNT)

Loopring (LRC)

Deep Brain Chain (DBC)

Zeepin (ZPT)

Zilliqa (ZIL)

Snip (SNIP)

Bitjob (STU)

Siacoin (SC)

Xperience Coin (XP)

IOSToken (IOST)

Myriad (XMY)

FidentiaX (FDX)

Dentcoin (DENT)

Reddcoin (RDD)

Bitbean (BITB)

Dogecoin (DOGE)

Books I'm Reading

Holy Bible

Tribe Of Mentors

Seneca Letters From A Stoic

Seneca On The Shortness Of Life

See my full book/read list here.

Blogs I'm Following

Tim Ferriss

Pat Flynn

Tony Robbins

Ramit Sethi

My Personal Goals

SGD 2,000,000 invested in dividend stocks with average 5% returns per annum by 45

SGD 2,000,000 in cryptocurrency

Owning, affording and living in a landed property in Singapore (or relocated to another country without worry of money) by 40

Publish at least one book by 40 years old

Online businesses serve readers and clients well (ie readers make more money, have happier/freer life etc), and website makes SGD 10,000 per month

Ongoing: spend more quality time with children, wife, family, bible, God.