A couple of weeks ago, I met Tim Ferriss in L.A. to chat about his new book, The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman. Ferriss isn’t new to the bestselling game. His first book, The 4-Hour Workweek, was printed in 35 languages and has been on the bestselling list for a crazy amount of time.
So, on a very sunny Sunday, we ate a very healthy lunch together. Please check out the details of our lunch date, why “skeptics and well-known authors” told him the book would never sell and why I’m far from superhuman in the Maclean’s story called Fat Loss, Great Sex and Lentils.
I’ve been following Tim’s fat-loss principles — with the occasional “treat,” like milk in my coffee — for nearly four weeks now. I don’t find them hard to follow, I enjoy every meal and I don’t have cravings; the fact that you can eat anything and everything you want one day a week helps. Also, you’re allowed up to two glasses of red wine a night, if you like. And I do like.
Here’s what a typical day of 4-Hour Body eating looks like for me. First, there’s a breakfast of eggs, black beans, veggies and salsa. **When your coworkers see you eating this for the first time, they will think you’re weird. You may have to explain what you’re up to, as in, “I’m becoming superhuman. Don’t worry about it.”**
Lunch is often a salad, whether it’s homemade or something I pick up from Sunterra.
Dinner usually incorporates a heavier protein, like the spicy Italian sausage I used in this lentil, kale and sausage soup. (The recipe is in the current issue of Chatelaine.) The Parmesan cheese I grated on top isn’t 4-Hour Body-approved. My bad. But, really, oh so good.
I don’t see myself falling off of The 4-Hour Body eating wagon. As long as my love affair with lentils keeps up, I’ll be good to go.