Hi folks, I know that similar topics have been beaten to death elsewhere, but I wanted to share something more specific than a general feeling of well-being that I get from 2.0 (although, in a word, I’d say I feel fantastic).
In short, my energy levels are through the roof. I’ve made the jump to ~95% 2.0 from ~70% 1.5. The only other time I’ve had this much energy was during my Food, Inc. phase, wherein I planned most of what I was going to eat with an eye toward vegetables, fruits, and lean meats. Now, drinking coffee (which used to barely get the engine sputtering sometimes) transforms me into an absolute machine at work in the morning. Plus, instead of getting home and lazing around, I have enough gusto to exercise, clean house, and all sorts of things.
The most curious thing about the switch is the very low amount of 2.0 I can consume without issue. My recommended sedentary calorie intake hovers between 2400-2700kcal depending on which formula you use to calculate it, and on 2.0, I can go as low as 1600kcal per day with no noticeable drop in energy. My stomach might growl a bit here and there, but that bit of mild unpleasantness has been the only ill effect. As such, I’ve been able to cut calories and am finally starting to drop some unnecessary pounds. The exercise helps too, I’m sure, but most of it is strength training, not cardio.
Has anyone else noticed something similar? I get the sense that 2.0 was much more than a leap in convenience and palatability, as I didn’t have the same experience with near-exclusive intake of any of the powdered versions so far (though I did feel a lot better than my normal diet).