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The Bond Workout and Diet

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:38 pm
by Over43
I thought many of you would find this interesting, if not humorous (particularly the part about how many meals to eat a day). ... d-workout/

Remember the literary James Bond is quite different than the cinematic James Bond that most of us are familiar with.

Bond would have been horrified at the six-meals-a-day trend currently going on. Carrying around Tupperware wherever you go? Uh-uh. JB is strictly a three meal guy. Anything more would be too high-maintenance. And he’s right, too. The many-small-meals fad is mostly based on shoddy science. Much easier to do the traditional breakfast-lunch-dinner. Your metabolism will be just fine.

Also, Bond ate nothing but Real Food. Of course, these books were written during the 50s and 60s, when the Processed Food Revolution was still years away. But it makes you think… I’ve always maintained that the turn towards refined food has led to more obesity and illness than any other dietary shift.

Okay, Bond doesn’t eat scrambled eggs ALL the time. When he’s abroad, he likes to eat the regional specialties, and when he’s back in Jolly Old England, he prefers simple but tasty food. Here’s the typical fare for him:


Soft-boiled eggs
Whole wheat toast with butter, strawberry jam, marmalade, and/or honey

Grilled sole
Brie cheese
White Bordeaux

Baked eggs
Cold roast beef
Potato salad

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:53 pm
by eschano
Thank you Over43!

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:42 pm
by Over43
You are welcome, I kind of enjoyed it. I liked the author's (as he puts it) tongue and cheek approach.

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:34 am
by eschano
Me too! It made me laugh.

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:58 am
by eschano
Hi Jennifer, NoS isn't for losing weight fast. I'm sorry to say. This is a sustainable long-term solution. I started NoS when quite a few of my friends said they need a fast solution. 3 years later - I'm at my ideal weight and they are still where they were as they couldn't sustain their fast weight loss. For a while I was unsure as they lost weight very fast but now it's all come back on.

So please give NoS the long-term, sustainable chance it deserves.

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:33 pm
by Over43
Jennifer, I do not believe anyone on this forum would be qualified to suggest a supplement. However, may I suggest, while using the No S Diet, maybe eat more fat, and reduce carbohydrates. Although, as Reinhardt has suggested in his book, by cutting out sweets, snacks (which are often sweets), and seconds, you are moving into the low carb universe naturally.

Good luck with your journey.

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:30 am
by Over43
Oh man, that was Spam. No James Bond Diet for her. I am going to send Scaramanga after her.

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:02 am
by eschano
Hahaha! I didn't realise. Shows how gullible I am sometimes.

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:05 pm
by wosnes
I like the simplicity of it.

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:17 am
by scribbler
This reminds me a little of Jack LaLanne, the exercise guru. He worked out hard for two hours daily, but ate only two meals per day, no snacks. Here's an excerpt from his obituary in the New York Times after he died in his 90s:

"He ate two meals a day and shunned snacks. Breakfast, following his morning workout, usually included several hard-boiled egg whites, a cup of broth, oatmeal with soy milk and seasonal fruit. For dinner he took his wife, Elaine, to restaurants that knew what he wanted: a salad with raw vegetables and egg whites along with fish — often salmon — and a mixture of red and white wine. He sometimes allowed himself a roast turkey sandwich, but never a cup of coffee."

"At 60 he swam from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman’s Wharf handcuffed, shackled and towing a 1,000-pound boat. At 70, handcuffed and shackled again, he towed 70 boats, carrying a total of 70 people, a mile and a half through Long Beach Harbor."

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:07 pm
by Over43
Jack LaLanne was/is a classic. I am old enough to remember his TV exercise show. I forget what the name of his German Shepherd was though.

I think eating less, in general, was indicative of the Depression Era generation.