Wednesday, July 10, 2013
I had done about everything out there to lose weight or I felt like it anyway. Things that worked were things I could not stick with over time, like 500 calories a day, as if, I knew better than that anyway....I have never gave low carb a chance in this race tho. My blood sugar was getting on up there, borderline of meds, so I thought why not give low carb a try. I starting reading, joined Atkins and read some more. Then I jumped in with both feet. I was so lost with what I could and could not eat even tho Atkins has a list to go by, I was scared I would eat something I thought was right but was not,so I ate very simple stuff right from the list did not mix up foods much just ate right from the list. Now 3 and a half months later I have started to come up with my own low carb items using those foods I am not so scared of what I can and not eat anymore. My blood sugar has got way better only high now of the mornings when I get out of bed but even then its like 120 which is not bad at all really but the Dr says it needs to be under that for the morning reading. I am sure with more time that will work out to be where it needs to be also.
So if you are scared of low carb don't be. Meat and vegy's are good for you, If you are scared of what people will say about what you are doing because they do scare when you say low carb or most do. Tell them that you cut the junk food out and drinks out and leave it at that for I mean really that is what you do.
Yes the first week or so is not easy but it will get better if you keep going with it. You may feel weak,tired and wore out your head may hurt some put it will pass in a few days. Some people don't feel this way at all. I had already gave up soda before I started and my head hurt from that for about 3 or 4 days. When I started Atkins I had to add a spoon of salt to my food threw out the day for I don't drink broth, nasty. The reason for that is when your body runs on fat instead of carbs it uses salt different also. I am one that I did not salt anything before Atkins because it makes me swell and it still will if I have to much but not near as bad or as often as it use to. Now that I have been on Atkins for awhile I don't add salt to my food,well certain ones I do still, I get most of my salt from the sodium that is already in foods I eat now days.
I have lost 28 pounds since march 19th of this year. I don't walk around hungry or feel like I am not happy with my plate of food, you know like I have to eat this if I want to lose, we all know that feeling.