Why The Bp Diet May Be Holding You Back...one Woman's Experience And Educated View.
I have been doing low carb and IF for over a year now, having lost over 50 lbs, and now struggling with the final 10-15! I came across the BP diet in my research, and gave it a try. But compared to regular fasting, I am only losing half what I normally would. And here is why (what I believe to be the reason, based on how I understand the body to work):
Once you stop eating so many carbs, your body depends on fats to operate, for energy and for all basic functions (as well as the ketones it produces). Our goal is that it is now able to reach into the fat stores and utilize that for energy, so that we lose weight. But if we are INGESTING FAT, why would our bodies have to use that fat store?? It wouldn't! IF I am shoveling coal in the front of the furnace, why would the guy in the back have to drag coal from the basement??! So, I dropped the BP coffee starting yesterday, started my regular 36 hour fasting protocol, and have already dropped twice the weight I did last week on the BP diet. At this point (day 1), of course, it is just water, we all know that, but the faster I get through that, the faster I get to the fat.
This may be different for others, but I saw a lot of frustration here, so thought this might help others.