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Apr 8, 2020

Weigh In

On March 31st, I weight 225.8

Today on 4/8 I weight 225.3 

How Did Jimmy Kimmel Lose Weight?

According to an article in Men's Journal

He had gone years without weighing himself and when he finally did, he had come a long way from the skinny days as a teenager. 

He says, "I decided I was going to have two protein shakes and a very small dinner every day. I did that for eight weeks, then I switched to a strict 2,000-calorie-a-day diet. I lost 25 pounds that way. Then, for a while, I'd eat a piece of salmon daily for lunch. Now the idea of eating salmon is revolting to me.

My new thing — something I've been doing for a couple of years now, actually — is starving myself two days a week. People call it the 5:2 diet, but I've been doing it since before it had a name. On Monday and Thursday, I eat fewer than 500 calories a day, then I eat like a pig for the other five days. You "surprise" the body, keep it guessing.

The 5:2 Diet

According to the Daily Burn, the 5:2 Diet was invented by Michael Mosley (author of the Fast Diet and The 8-week Blood Sugar Diet). and Mimi Spencer. 

The idea is when you’re eating far fewer calories than normal, your metabolic rate actually speeds up and your body also gets on with essential repairs. It’s a bit like doing a spring cleaning,” says Mosley. “Instead of having to spend time and energy digesting your food, your body works on repairing itself instead,” he adds. Not to mention, you’re cutting a total of 3,000 calories per week, which is significant enough to help people slim down.

Mosely recommends following a Mediterranean-style diet containing fruits, vegetables, oily fish (like salmon), nuts, olive oil, yogurt, cheese, and even the occasional glass of wine.

What about Starvation mode? According to Mosely, your body only goes into starvation mode if you've deprived it for weeks. 

Danny Elfman Masterclass

Danny Elfman has composed music for a TON of SUPER SUCCESSFUL movies, and yet he still doubts himself. He mentions in a preview of his masterclass (where he teaches composing) that he still doubts himself, and that to grow you need to fail and learn from your mistakes. 

So if the scale goes the wrong way you are not a failure. You are learning. Take that experience and put it to use as it will benefit you. You can't be afraid to try. Check out his masterclass

Danny Elfman Teaches Music for Film

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