Yesterday, I completed my 30 day experiment with the Plant Paradox Plan, with exception to the one hiccup that I had mentioned in a previous post. Prior to beginning the Plant Paradox Plan, I fasted for 60 hours; after which I weighed in at 177.2 pounds with 18.3% body fat according to my bioimpedance scale. Today, after the conclusion of the 30 day experiment, I weighed 169.8 pounds with 16.8% body fat. That amounts to a weight loss of 7.4 pounds and 1.5% body fat loss. Less than two weeks into this plan, my weight was around 171 pounds and hovered close to that weight throughout the remainder of the 30 days.
Throughout this experiment, I consciously kept my macro-nutrients in alignment with the ketogenic diet. I was easily able to maintain having 70-75% of my caloric intake coming from fats, around 20% coming from protein, and about 5% coming from net carbs.
As I have mentioned before, this Plant Paradox Plan caused me to a much larger quantity of vegetables than I normally would. I do plan continuing to eat larger quantities of cruciferous vegetables, especially in the form of riced cauliflower. The riced cauliflower is very versatile and is a great addition to almost any dish. I’m a big fan of throwing all of my ingredients into a large saute pan along with the daily choice of seasonings and creating a single pan meal. Riced cauliflower easily takes on the flavors of the seasonings and provides the rice-like texture that we all enjoy, but without the unwanted carbohydrates.
Guacamole was an almost daily stable throughout the plan as well as Dr. Gundry’s Nut Mix 3.0 that he provided in his book The Plant Paradox Quick and Easy: The 30-Day Plan to Lose Weight, Feel Great, and Live Lectin-Free. There were numerous other recipes that he provided in his book, but besides the Nut Mix and guacamole, I didn’t try out anything else. I may try some of his recipes in the future, but during these 30 days, I didn’t provide myself much variety – I ate the same few things over and over.
Besides eating more cruciferous vegetables, utilizing the guacamole and Nut Mix recipes, and maybe keeping my meats and dairy consumption lower than before, I don’t think I will carry too much of the Plant Paradox Plan with me in the future. For some of those people who have the autoimmune issues that Dr. Gundry talks about in the Plant Paradox Plan, this plan may work for you, but I don’t think it is what I want to follow.