Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I mentioned to someone recently that I was trying to lose weight and we discussed my food choices. I said I had bacon and eggs for breakfast.
"You're eating bacon and you want to lose weight?"
Why yes, I believe I am. I did Atkins several years ago and was very successful, but I let others convince me it wasn't a healthy way to lose weight. But what I am finding out is that my body requires lots of protein in order to burn off the fat. It's just the way I'm wired.
I attended a lecture years ago. The speaker told a personal story about his wife. When they married, he convinced her to join him in becoming a vegetarian. Strange thing happened though, she began to get sick and the doctors couldn't find a reason for it. Finally they were able to get in to see a doctor who explained his theory about body types. He believed there were 10 basic body types which had different dietary requirements. He recommeded his wife begin eating meat again. When she did, she began to recover.
So, yes, I eat bacon and eggs when I am trying to lose weight. I like eating bacon and eggs because they taste good, but I also enjoy the added benefit of becoming more fit and trim.
After a few days of eating the foods I know my body likes, the scale is gently beginning to move in the down direction.