Hey all, I am just wondering if anyone out there is alternating between a few different plans? In August or so I became very committed to losing weight, using a low-carb, high-protein calorie counting plan (of my own) combined with approx 45-60 minutes of intense cardio each day. It really worked well for the most part (when I was faithful) and I lost weight. I was able to keep it up until about mid february this year when I was working out of town in Montana (I'm in Cali). I was shooting a film in super-cold weather (average 10 degree weather) and I was very lax about my food. I ate all sorts of random food and drank lots of beer, but I did a LOT of hiking and moving around each day that I worked. I actually lost about 10 lbs while there.
Then after that trip I got to go work on a film in Ghana, West Africa, and let me tell you, it is almost impossible to maintain a low-carb diet in Ghana. Most of the staple dishes that were fed to us were high carb-rice, doughs, plaintains, yams. Very very little meat and veggies. Again, I did a LOT of moving and hiking around, I made a big point of continually moving throughout my 12 hour days. I lost weight again, and this time people were really commenting and praising.
So now I'm home again and I don't know which way to go. I am definitely not doing as much exercise as I did on those trips, and I am sure my intake has gone up. I am thinking of going back to counting, but I'm not sure where to put my calories at, especially considering I have no clue how much I ate on the trips. It seems like the change of diet helped to spike my loss, or do I just try to keep to one thing?