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The New Bunks Diet – A 74 Year Old Man’s Weight Loss Story

I shall introduce myself briefly: 

I am the son of Martin AKA Bunks who has set up Best Diet for Men which is following his weight loss story and is also reporting on techniques and trends to help men of all ages and sizes lose weight.

Feedback from Bunks early November is promising!

Update on weight 11/11/15:

Starting in July dad weighed just over 20 stone – clearly not an ideal weight of a man over 70.

As of late October 2015 he has now reduced his weight by 2 stone and looks a lot trimmer for a man of his height and stature and the pounds are still melting off.

The New Bunk’s Diet:

Bunk’s diet has changed somewhat since late July 2015.

Now the staple foods are more fibrous, satiating and energy efficient.

Breakfast:

Two Weetabix (a whole grain wheat breakfast cereal ) with low fat milk coupled with a sliced banana.

One or two cups of fresh pressed coffee.

A little on consuming fresh coffee each day as coffee can scientifically help:

1. Burn fat by increasing your metabolic rate by up to 11% – Increased metabolism results in stronger energy levels plus enhanced neuron activity making the brain fire faster.

2. Stimulate the nervous system – This results in signals being sent to fat cells instructing them to breakdown fat stores to produce more energy.

3. Important: Increase Epinephrine (Adrenaline) levels in the blood which readies the body for physical activities, allowing an improvement in performance by up to an extra 12%.

This is why it’s key you should have a cup of fresh coffee roughly 30 minutes prior to a physical workout, be it a good walk or a strength training as caffeine is proven to enhance energy expenditure.

4. Lower Type II Diabetes risk by 7% – Sill not quite scientifically understood, regular coffee drinkers reduce their chances of developing this disease by as much as two thirds.

5. Protect you from Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease – Coffee for some reason whether through improving neuron activity and cognitive skills, may lower your risk of these diseases which generally effects those of 65 years old plus by as much as 65%.

6. Reduce the risk of Parkinson’s – Those who drink decaf won’t reduce their risk of developing Parkinson’s where as regular caffeine drinkers may by a third to two thirds, so caffeine is the key defense mechanism at play here.

7. Defend the liver against fatty liver diseases, hepatitis and cirrhosis – People who drink 4 or more cups a day stand an 80% less chance of developing cirrhosis.

8. Tap into your cancer defense system and enhance it – Studies are still in their infancy but if you were to drink 4 to 5 cups per day regularly you reduce your risk of liver cancer by nearly half.

9. Fend off and/or diminish moods of depression – A 2011 Harvard Study suggested that 4 or more cups a day reduced a women’s chance of taking their life by 20%.

10. Improve longevity – Not to mention the benefits already listed; two very comprehensive studies entitled “The Relationship of Coffee Consumption with Mortality” showed that regular coffee drinkers of 18 years plus have a lower risk of premature death, that is to say a 26% reduction for women and 20% for men.

Lunch:

Lunch is followed up with a sandwich using whole grain bread and a fresh homemade soup – more on those coming soon.

A cup of tea normally tops off the midday which is perfect as drinking a hot liquid is always advised for dieters.

This is because when food is swallowed it begins to cool making it more difficult for the body to breakdown and digest food, meaning potential fats that should be eliminated then become stored.

Cold water solidifies what you just ate and slows down digestion.\

A hot liquid helps improve digestion and protects the intestine from being layered with a line of sludge which may at some point lead the deposited lining of fats to turn to cancer.

Supper Time:

How you plan an evening meal is very important if you are trying to lose weight as so many of us finish a day’s work, get back home – eat, then settle in for the night where very little energy is then expended.

Bunk’s evening meal has changed somewhat where as in the past he would go a for a few evening pints of the local IPA (beer not lager) then get back, have a fairly full evening’s meal around 9 pm then settle into the chair before bedtime.

Now evening meals are a lot lighter, eaten earlier and don’t sit on top of a few from the local. More on Bunk’s evening dishes coming soon.