Before and After Photos: the Steak and Eggs Diet Wrap Up

Before shot 2bWeek 8 Flex

 

(See my intro post to find out why I started this diet in the first place.)

 

Finally! It’s all over. Eight weeks on the steak and eggs diet and I can’t take any more. I’m sick of it. Sick. Of. It.

 

So how’d it go?

 

Well, you can be the judge, but I’m both happy and disappointed in my efforts.

 

Yeah, I know that doesn’t make any sense.

 

I’m happy because I went from a 35 inch waist to a 31 ¾ inch waist. I dropped a ton of bloat. Got a slight bit more definition. And overall I just look better.

 

I’m disappointed because this was the most poorly adhered to diet I’ve ever done. Ever.

 

Not quite sure what was wrong with me either. Normally, I’m like a fucking rock. No exceptions whatsoever. And I figured by making this diet public I’d be holding myself even more accountable than usual.

 

I was expecting a goddamn miraculous transformation.

 

Instead, I cheated and cheated. Then cheated some more. Maybe I’m just getting too old for this shit. Maybe the white in my beard tells more than I care to admit.

 

Who knows?

 

So I’m a poor example to follow when it comes to dieting. Still, I have some results to show for my (halfhearted) efforts. I guess that speaks to the power of the diet itself. If I can still shed inches from my waist with my half-assed dieting, that says something.

 

Or so I tell myself. Again, you can be the judge.

 

These pictures were taken after my usual Saturday binge. By now, you know the tale. Cheez-its. Donuts. Brownies. Drinks. It’s getting old. I should have taken my pictures Saturday morning – that’s when I looked my best.

 

But post-binge keeps it real.

 

So what you see is what you get. Not the best shape I’ve ever been in, but far better than just a couple months ago. And yes, in some of the pictures I’m flexing and it does make a difference.

 

It is what it is.

 

And lest you think I’m just going to let myself go, all over again, that ain’t gonna happen (although you never know with me).  My plan is to keep dropping fat as I transition into a more varied real food diet. So progress will slow, but it will continue. I’ll probably throw up another picture update down the road when I have something worth showing.

 

So this is it. The last of my Sunday update pictures. No more softcore photos for you.

 

Honestly, I still shake my head every time I see these overly revealing, yet unflattering, pictures. And still, I keep hitting that damn “Publish” button anyway.

 

Yeah, I’ve got issues.

 

Cheers!

(Doing my naked pirate thang.)

Week 8 Front 1Week 8 Side 1

Week 8 Side 4Week 8 Side 2

Week 8 Side 5Week 8 Flex

Week 8 Tape

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Comments

  1. Nijaz Sedic says:

    I am sure you would’ve lost at least a quarter of an inch more if you’ve shaved your back and belly. :P

    • Ha! You’re probably right. And if I threw in a fake tan and some baby oil all over my skin I’d be looking pretty damn sharp. All I’d need is a professional photographer to take some pics in high contrast lighting and I’d be downright shredded.

      Oh well.

      I’m a BeasT. I always have been. I can’t hide it.

      Cheers!

  2. lol @ Nijaz, only a quarter inch? I think there’s a quarter inch on one arm alone.

    Trevor,
    The first two pictures at the very top is the very first and then the pirate look is most recent? I can definitely see the transformation and I totally applaud your efforts. Is it bad of me to say that I think you looked better in the beginning? You’re saying that’s bloat? because I think you look way more healthy then. These photos make me want to ship you a bunch of nachos and prime rib and all the ingredients you need to make a ton of bread. Arms look awesome but you definitely need to start eating again.Good job, I look forward to reading what’s next.
    -Carmen

    • I’ve seen your nachos Carmen, and I’d happily eat whatever nachos you sent me. I guess it’s all in the eye of the beholder. First pic is definitely full of bloat. Second pic too, just not as much fat to push out (plus I was flexin’ da abs). If you like the before photo better, you’d definitely have liked me even more back in the day when I had about 60 more pounds on me (mostly muscle, but not all).

      As for eating again, you’ll be happy to know that the first thing I did after shooting those pics was to crack open a beer, grab a bag of tortilla chips and some salsa, and go to town. Mmmmm . . .

      So good.

      Cheers!

  3. Jeezus … I wish my going to Taekwondo 4-5 nights a week had me looking that good. So what are your plans for the blog now that steak-n-egg hell is officially over?

    • Thanks Jeffrey! I may revisit the diet again down the road. If I’m starting from a leaner position I won’t need to remain on it so long — I can just sort of use it in bursts to get me in better condition.

      As for the blog, Sunday update posts are over, but I’m starting a new series on Mondays that will feature the comics of Nijaz. Should be fun.

      Cheers!

  4. Wow! U look awesome, but have to agree with carmen and nijaz, u looked better in first pic! If that’s bloating then you’ve got nothing to worry about, I’m curently on the egg and grapefruit diet doing misreably have cheated 3 time in first week not to exess but still have had carbs!… Would love to loose a stone in 5 weeks as am going holiday with bst frend. Ps.. This is first time I have commented ever lol

    • Thanks Sham! I’m glad you decided to drop your first comment here. I’ve never heard of the egg and grapefruit diet before. The combination doesn’t sound very appealing to me, but if it works then it works.

      Just did a google check on how much a stone is (14 lbs.). So 1 stone in 5 weeks is doable, but tough. If you’re starting from scratch then it’s certainly possible, but if you’ve been dieting for a while, then continuing at that pace can be a real bitch. I wish you the best of luck.

      Cheers!

  5. Thnx, ill let u know how I did at the end of the week, its my first egg diet to date! I love my carbs too much to be on a constant diet! I only do them when I’ve got events coming up, after holiday I’ve got a wedding so defo need to loose some weight! I’ve even joined the gym but have only been once this week! Hahaha. Lo!

    • I hear you. But rocky starts can sometimes lead to life changing habits. My own journey into health and fitness proves that out.

      And I love carbs too, but they rarely do me any good. I’m constantly switching back and forth between eating them and not eating them. Usually, I’ll eat them for awhile, then have to avoid them for awhile to counteract their effects. Whatever. I’m fairly cyclical in nature anyway so it all works out.

      Cheers!

      • Hi, trevor as promised just letting u know how my egg diet went, I only lost 4lb! but have lost inches around belly and hips and flanks, I can’t do another week as apparently u need to take a weeks break before u attempt It again, so am on break from the diet, although my 1 week break has turned into 2 weeks! Lol …but have been gym twice and swimming so ill try to carry on with work outs and healthy eating for the mean time and try to do the diet properly next time I’m on it! Lol

        • Thanks for the update sham! Sounds like you had some great results. One thing to keep in mind is that weight isn’t everything. You can lose fat and gain muscle at the same time . . . you may still weigh the same, but you look infinitely better. Often times, someone who’s been eating a fairly low protein diet for most of their lives will actually gain a significant amount of lean tissue simply by virtue of the added protein in the diet. Fortunately, it’s often accompanied by fat loss as well.

          I’m glad you’re making sure to take breaks from the diet here and there. That type of thinking will help you see it through and result in longer-term success. Keep it up sham! And keep me in the loop.

          Cheers!

  6. You were sexy before and after the diet!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. I was looking for a quick booster, on my way to weight loss postpartum. Upon stumbling on your blog ( a great blog by the way). I have decided to try the steak and eggs for the next 8 weeks. This is a day two. I am doing the extreme, with IF. So we shall see how it goes.

    I did have a question…. what sort of workout are you doing? I haven’t worked out for the past year, my baby is now 4 months. So getting into the swing of things is going to be slow for sure, but i’m determined, gotta get back into my clothes.

  8. Hi Trevor!
    I’m on day 6 and I have already lost 8.8 pounds! My question is do you have to eat carbs/junk every now and then to be successful? Or can you skip it and therefore speed up the weight loss. I’m trying to lose at least 58 pounds. Anything I can add to the plan to enhance my success? Thanks!

    • Nevermind Trevor,
      I read back on some of your older advice. I’m not training so I don’t need carbs. Thanks!

      • Hey Kristin, congrats on the weight loss so far! Like you said, if you’re not training, you really don’t need much in the way of carbs. Keep us updated of your progress.

        Good Luck!

        • Hi Trevor!
          I’m on day 12 and I’m down 10.8. My weight loss is slowing down dramatically. I knew this would happen after the first week but is this a normal rate? I drink about 66oz of water and eat 3 eggs, 7.5oz – 1 pound of ribeye and cook it in a 1/4 stick of unsalted butter every morning before I go to work. I also season the ribeye with sea salt and pepper. Sometimes I drink a cup of black coffee, this past sunday I did break down and eat carbs/junk and I plan on it tomorrow. Every few days I do cardio but purely for fun. Is there anything I can do to increase the speed of weight loss without it taking up too much time?

          • Hey Kristin, you’ve been seeing some MAJOR weight loss. Ten plus pounds over 12 days is extreme. The slow down is natural and healthy. If you were to continue losing weight at your current pace you’d waste away to nothing in no time.

            Granted, much of your weight loss is likely water. That’s not a bad thing — it gets rid of the bloat, reduces your waist size, and help “tone” your muscles and skin. But there’s only so much water you can lose, so now you’ve moved on to burning mostly fat. Congratulations. It may go slower from here on out, but what you lose counts.

            So don’t sweat the slow down. You’re doing just fine. Better than fine, really. From this point on, slow and steady wins the race.

            Cheers!

  9. hi Trevor!
    After losing 12 pounds, I cheated for 2 and a half days and I gained all 12 pounds back! Today I am back on track but is there a healthy way to detox/clean out my system? I understand people fall off the wagon but where do I go from here? Thanks for your help.

    • Hey Kristin, don’t sweat it. Most of that weight regain was from water retention. You’ll shed the water as you get back into the diet. As for detoxing your system, there’s a ton of info out there about various methods. Most of what I’ve seen is crap. As I see it, the absolute best way to detox your system is to go on a water fast. No food whatsoever. Up to 3 days if you can tolerate it, though most people have to build up to that over time. That gives your digestive system a nice long break from food and allows it to focus on cleaning house, so to speak.

      But I wouldn’t worry too much about that stuff. You’ll be doing just fine with the intermittent fasting that’s part of the protocol. I hope all goes well.

      Cheers!

  10. Hi Trevor! Nice blog. Brazilian guy trying to follow your example in Burkina Faso. Sounds odd enough?

    On day 4, but cant movto eggs and stakes and IF. Jus feel too hungry. So I am trying to keep right on e&s before doing the whole package. So far so good, but wonder if I am eating too many eggs. About 9 in total for the day. Plus around 500grams of steak (no way this pound system!). It too many eggs and too little steak? I am 5’10 and weigh around 81kg. Lost a lot of water by now. PS: not easy to find a nice steak around here.

    Thanks for all the info.

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