Carbs have it tough at the moment. In fact, I have no doubt that you, or someone you know, has at some point been on a low/no carb diet. But today, armed with nothing but some Easter eggs and a pocket toothbrush, I am striking a blow for carbs the world over. Brothers, sisters, it’s time for the Easter Egg diet.
The idea for this diet actually came about after speaking to a friend who knows a personal trainer who doesn’t eat carbs at all. No sugar, no fruit, no potatoes. Nothing. The idea of someone who works with the body professionally doing something so stupid made me realise that the only way to respond was with something even stupider.
So, for the next month, I’m going to eat a diet almost exclusively composed of chocolate. I’ll be eating one healthy meal per week, and taking multivitamins, fish oil tablets and fibre daily. Everything else that I consume will be chocolatey.
I’ll be monitoring my calorie intake carefully whilst on the diet and aim to actually lose weight (just a little) on this essentially carb-only diet, just to prove that it’s possible. I’ll also be monitoring my weight and body fat/muscle percentage every few days to track my progress, and I’ll be sticking to the same level of exercise which I do now which is 3 x 2mile runs a week, and 3 x 45 minutes kettlebell classes (which I teach). Of course, I’ll be keeping you updated on BodyGeeks TV as well so be sure to take a look.
Honestly, that’s as far ahead as I’ve thought at this point, all that’s left to say is, kids, don’t try this at home. I am reasonably knowledgeable about the body and nutrition, and don’t recommend anyone to mess about with their diet/health unless they know what they’re doing. Besides, I’m pretty sure that after a few weeks, this isn’t going to be as much fun as it sounds…