In a nutshell, I ate nothing but protien for two weeks and suplimented with multivitamins. No more than 20 carbs a day, but I often had like, 8 or 10 carbs in a day. My appetite dimisnished so I exsisted on a small number of calories each day, and I excercised an hour daily on top of it all to burn fat (cause that's all that was left to
Went from 207 to 194 pounds. This was the first time I had been below the 200 pound mark for over 10 years and ended up at 197 when I stopped. I did one more kick at it the following month and got down to 188, then went up (that 5 pound water thing) to 193. These days I hover around the 200 pound mark though.
As for what I ate, uhh, Steak, shrimp, cheese, chicken, eggs, ham. For lunch I would bring these maple leaf packages of ham, 175 grams, like 2 grams of carbs. Diet pepsi. Diet creme soda, Coke zero, Crystal lite juice, bacon, packages of raw hotdogs (as long as they were low in carbs, some big hot dogs are like 2 grams of carbs apiece) diet jello, this diet whipped cream. Seasoning and stuff on meat helped with the flavour, everything starts to taste bland on this after awhile.
The big ticket item at the end of the day was the Atkins peanut butter cups. 2 grams net carbs per package of 3. They use sugar alcohol to lower the net carb value. Those would keep me going. I'd get a box of 15 and eat one at the end of each day as a reward.
One memory I have of this time was the day I was sitting down in our cafeteria at work. It was around Month 3 and I had dropped 35 pounds or so and was in between the two weeks stints and eating normal. I happened to have this ginormous caramel chocolate bar and was munching down on it when this lady I used to work with (who had not seen me in 6 months) stopped at my table and demanded I tell her what kinda diet I was on.. So I have this huge chocolate bar in my mouth, and I turn to her and say "Let me tell you, it's like this...."
She went away disappointed. She thought it was some all you can eat chocolate diet...