Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Chipotle Diet

So after the soul-searching I've done over the past 4 months, I've decided to use this time spent without a job to fix everything I hated about myself. And believe me, for as self-loathing a person as myself, that's no small feat. So far I've written a blog detailing all the significant moments of my life so that I could no longer bullshit people about my past, and gotten rid of 70-80% of my possessions that I don't use anymore. I also cleaned my room. So next on the list is fixing my body.

There was a stretch of about a month where I ate McDonalds every day. That's not particularly healthy. Not only that, right now, I am skinny-fat - I don't have a lot of muscle, so my body weight is low, but I still have a gut. So in an effort to fix that, I invented a diet for myself. I call it the Chipotle Diet (copyright 2011).

Basically, you get a Burrito Bowl, and put whatever you want in it. Mine have chicken, rice, black beans, corn, lettuce, pico de gallo, and guacamole. No drink. So that comes to about 1000 calories. And that's all you get for the entire day. I divide mine into fourths and refrigerate the remaining parts, and eat it over the course of about 12 hours.

1000 calories is a little low, so I usually put some cottage cheese over the top and drink a glass of V8 Juice with every other serving.

The brilliance of the diet is that it's ridiculously easy - there's no preparation involved at all. And despite making use of fast food, you get beans, vegetables, lean meat, and omega 3/6 and amino acids from the avocado.


  1. I recommend checking out the four hour body by Tim Ferriss. One of the biggest factors in weight gain is overall carbohydrate consumption, especially refined carbs (anything sugary).

  2. Tim Ferriss is a charlatan and I'd take anything he has to say with a grain of salt.

    Here's a pretty interesting article about exercise tho: http://www.mensjournal.com/everything-you-know-about-fitness-is-a-lie