E2L: What's new with me?
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Yesterday I wrote about new foods I've tried since following the Eat to Live program. A Sparks Friend asked about benefits. So here goes…
The number one reason I even considered starting this madness was the possibility of losing weight faster than I ever did while following a traditional lower calorie diet. And the program did not let me down.
But for me, the biggest plus on my score card is the total elimination of carb cravings. Ok, the first three days were rough. I now know what it means to feel like you want to crawl out of your skin. But I toughed it out, and *poof* all gone! Seriously, folks. People can eat pastry in front of me now without fearing for their safety.
Health-wise, I don't feel any different. Would you expect to? I'm taking it on good faith that my body is becoming healthier. No more junk food or processed carbs.
On the down-side, though, and I hope I'm a rare case here; I no longer eat stick-to-your-ribs kind of meals, and with this heat, who wants to? I often wake up hungry in the middle of the night. And I have a hard time falling asleep, so that's annoying. I'm trying to be aware of my evening meals. And a salad before bed? No thanks. A handful of nuts maybe.
But in any case, I'm making better choices now. Nuts instead of a dessert-type of thing? WOW!