I officially finished my carb nite protocol experiment last Friday, 2 days short of a month. My overall experience with the protocol was mediocre at best. I stuck to the plan 100% but overall lost nearly no weight. My appearance did seem to change a bit which makes me think I was doing more of a body re-composition than weight loss. But that wasnt my goal. My goal was weight loss, pure and simple.
I chose to end it on Friday because that was the day I did my weigh out for my company’s weight loss competition. Leading up to that day, I did a water cut in which I drank 2 gallons of water a day starting on Monday and continuing that through Thursday at noon. Then I cut the water off completely until my weigh in Friday at noon. Over the week, I dropped 9lbs of water weight which put me 2lbs below my starting weight 1 year ago.
I mention the water cut because I was hoping that, it, combined with the carb nite protocol would have helped me cut about 15lbs in that last month. Heck, I even stopped lifting serious amount of weights in order to cut weight. Nothing seemed to work.
I think the carb nite protocol might work great for someone that’s quite overweight and wants to lose weight fast. But for someone like me who has at best 10lbs of excess fat, it might not have been the best way to go. I am starting to get frustrated with my quest to be a lean mean fighting machine.