I've been on a super strict low-carb diet for almost a week now, and yeah, it's TOUGH. I have NO choice but to drop >20 pounds ASAP right now though, so this is a helluva way to do it...
Basically, mine consists of:
8 am - Protein/Flax seed oil shake
10:30 am - Same shake, multivitamin, GNC "speed pill"
12 pm - usually 1/2 pounds of smoked turkey from HEB - i treat myself to the Boar's Head stuff like Salsalita, Cajun Turkey, etc.
2:30 pm - another friggin shake if I'm hungry...
6-7 pm - Baked fish (salmon usually), chicken breasts, or something along those lines....a super-lean hamburger patty on the Foreman grill if I'm lazy.
10-11 pm or whenever I am about to go to bed, and after my workout - nasty ass fiber drink. Gotta crap every once in a while...
My workouts are simple. I'm in a position where my number one goal is to LOSE weight, and saving my muscle is a distant second place right now.
Therefore, I do 30 minutes of quickly paced cardio sometime during the evening every other day. On the in-between days, I am alterating between dips/pushups and chins.
I lost the initial ~4-5 pounds of water weight right away from the natural diuretic nature of this type of diet, and I figure I can drop 20 pounds in the next month.
I started off at 204, am down to 198, and hope to drop below 180 before getting off the diet and doing a "sensible" diet of watching what I eat, lifting, and doing cardio.
We'll see how it goes. I am going to reward myself for every 5 pound increment I reach with a "sin" meal (on a cardio day) - ie, a couple slices of pizza when I hit 195, a cheeseburger when I hit 190, whatever.
So far, the biggest changes I need to make are to do my cardio in the morning, but life's a bitch, and I just haven't had time yet. Hopefully in the next couple weeks, my schedule will settle down a bit and I can do it like I would prefer. If I can make it to Halloween w/o cheating too much, I'll be ecstatic.