Primarily, I am using the Slow Carb Diet from Timothy Ferriss' book, "The Four Hour Body." Here are the basics with page numbers for more details:
- Avoid "white" carbohydrates (or anything that can be considered white)[p. 71]
- Eat the same few meals over and over again [p.72]
- Don't drink calories [p.74]
- Don't eat fruit [p.74]
- Take one day off per week [p. 75]
- Eat within 60 mins of waking, preferably with 30 mins [p.95]
- This should be 30g of protein
- Place an ice pack on the back of your neck or upper trapezius area for 20-30 minutes, preferable in the evening. [p.130]
- Replace cream in your coffee with cinnamon [Couldn't find page number]
Things outside of this book I am doing:
- No carbonated beverages since May 2012 (turns out it can trigger kidney stones)
- Keeping hydrated throughout the day
- Chewing gum instead of snacking
- Aiming for 1300 calories or less a day
Also, I once heard that if you are not willing to eat veggies when you say that you are hungry, then you aren't hungry, you are bored. So, if I am not wanting veggies, I reach for a stick of gum instead.
So nothing drastic, really. It is more about just paying attention to what I eat and keeping track of it.
As my doctor in LA once told me when I asked about diets, "All diets work because they all do the same thing. They make you think before you eat."