Started The Rapid Fat Loss Protocol
Hello Ladies (and any rogue men who might be reading the women's section!) -
I started the RFLP yesterday with the hopes of losing 50 pounds, and I guess I am hoping this is a place where I can just kind of share my daily progress in order to 1) stay accountable for staying on the program and 2) maybe get some support along the way from others on the program, or who have done it, or visa-versa be able to offer support / encouragement to others. I decided to post this in the women's section after seeing some of the negative reactions (mainly by men) on another gal's (Amber?) post about doing the RFLP. The ladies just seemed to be a little nicer and more encouraging.
Anyway, a little background. I am 34 yo and about 5'8''. I have a small frame and have been very very slender my whole life. All through my 20's, I maintained a weight of about 130 pounds, sometimes less. This wasn't something I tried to do. I ate crap. So many carbs and sugar, and fast food. I had one of those metabolisms that everyone was jealous of, where I could eat bowls and bowls of pasta and not gain an ounce! And then all of the sudden, about 3 - 4 years ago, I just started gaining weight, for the first time in my whole life. One change that I made around that time was that I stopped taking birth control after being on it for the better part of a decade. I also went off of Spironolactone, which I had been on for acne. I got really into getting healthy, eating better, etc. which is ironic that is when the weight-gain started!
Here I am now, about 60 pounds later, with the weight-gain not seeming to be slowing! I did do a juice cleanse last year and then transitioned to a low carb diet, and lost about 20 pounds, but put it right back on when I fell off the wagon. I know I likely have all kinds of underlying issues. I have taken SO many courses of antibiotics in my life, for everything from acne to you-name-it. I work too much, eat out too much, sleep too little, don't exercise enough, and on and on.
I am getting married in November, and between seeing how I looked in the engagement pictures, and then having to try on wedding dresses this past weekend... well, I am just extremely motived to get this weight off FAST! So, I am going to try this. My goal is 8 weeks and 50 pounds. I started at 183.5 and am hoping to get back down to 133.5. It is going to be difficult, but I really think I can do it. Once I complete this, my plan is to maintain using the regular Bulletproof diet and the principles from the Better Baby Book - as the baby-making will commence shortly after the wedding I'm thinking that should be enough time for my body to recover after this extreme program.
I've searched for other posts on this program with the hopes of reading about other people's experiences, but it seems that a lot of them either don't have much success or end up stopping it, or the posts just kind of trail off without posting the outcome. My plan is not to do that. I plan to keep the updates coming for the entire 8 weeks, with the result hopefully being 50 pounds gone at the end of it!
Just a note on the recommended supplements. I already had most of them, as I had already started a pretty intense supplement regimen after reading the Better Baby Book a couple month ago. I decided to keep up with ALL of them during this program, which is a lot more than is recommended for the RFLP. So, the entire list of what I am taking on this program is: Soil-based Probiotic, Acetyl L-Carnitine, Glutathione Force, Vit C, Vit A, B Complex, B-12 plus Folate, Vit D, Vit E, Vit K2, BCAA's, Omega 3 (fish oil), COQ10, Selenium, Zinc, Alpha Lipoic Acid, NAC, Glutamine, Arginine/Ornithine and Magnesium (Natural Calm). Oh, and the Upgraded Charcoal. Yes, my kitchen counter looks like a pharmacy!
Anyway, here goes. This first week, I will do 7 days of the fat fast and then have my reefed day on Sunday since that is Easter. Luckily it's just my fiancÃ© and I, so I can completely control the menu and will not be tempted with non-BP foods for the reefed! I'm dreaming of it already!
Day 1 - Sunday 3/20/16 - 183.5 pounds
Had large glass of water with some "Real Salt" (I hope that is as good as Himalayan salt!) upon waking.
Went to an appt (where I drank more water) and then had my BP coffee after (around noonish). I did 2 TBs each of butter and Brain Octane. I've had BP coffee before, so I knew I wouldn't get the disaster pants.
Made a little "lemonade" concoction to sip on all afternoon. Just water with a pinch of Real Salt, a squeeze of lemon and about 5 - 7 drops of Stevia (this is ok, right?!)
For "dinner", I couldn't fathom just eating butter. Blech. So, I went to Sprouts and got a couple herbal teas and decided that I will make bulletproof herbal teas for my night meals. So, I had a very tasty Organic caffeine-free Chai Rooibos tea blended with 2 TBs of butter and a few drops of Stevia for dinner.
Later, before bed, I had my mug of hot water with Natural Calm.
Was feeling pretty good all day.
Day 2 - Monday 3/21/16 - 180.5 pounds
3 pounds gone! It's prob just water / glycogens, but whatevs, I'll take it!
I thought I would wake up feeling famished, but I actually did not feel hungry at all.
Drank my glass of salt water and got ready for work
Made and drank my BP coffee about an hour after waking and drinking water.
Made my lemonade concoction from above and bulletproof Chai tea to take to work and packed all my supplements for the day.
I felt very thirsty all day and was just pounding the lemonade and then plain water. I know I generally don't drink enough water, so maybe I'm finally hearing my body's signals now that I'm not distracted by food. Or maybe I was just hungry and needed to put something in my stomach.
I was feeling pretty good most of the day, but hunger and a bit of a headache started creeping in around 4:00. I drank a little bit of my Chai butter tea, and then more water. Drinking the rest of the tea now at almost 8pm as I type this. I will drink my hot water with Natural Calm around 9:00 or 10:00 before bed. My head still hurts.
We'll see what tomorrow brings! Thanks for listening!