Monday, July 22, 2013
Wanted a new nick for my new program, so happyrambler is now cheerful-alt-3 (alt 3 is ♥ )
Yes..Atkins, the new improved version, but still Atkins. The program that has been demonized by conventional "powers that be." But you know what, the conventional advice has not helped me. What's one definition of crazy? doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Let me preface this by saying, I have tried many many diets. I have worked with doctors of many varieties, nutritionists, dieticians, personal trainers. shakes, bars, whole food, no food...and so on ad nauseam. The best results I have had have been from the lower carb diets.
I believe there is NO RIGHT WAY FOR EVERYONE. You have to experiment to find what works for you and your body. My family has a long history of diabetes. Great-grandparents on down to my brother. Pretty strong indication that carbs are not for me. But oh..I want them to be! I have found when I eat carbs, I want more carbs..and more and more. If I eat protein/fat and high fiber veggies..no hunger..no cravings.
Okay, after several weeks of research and reading everything I could get my hands on (reading list below) I have decided to give Atkins (the new improved version) a try.
I have been slowly weaning myself off carbs for several weeks. Today is my day two day of "induction" or the 1st phase of actual Atkins. So far, so good. Biggest change I am noticing is: I am so not hungry, itís funny. Before, I started getting off carbs, I was *always* hungry. I could eat a huge dinner and then an hour later want a snack. And now...I can forget to eat.
I am sharing my food tracker if anyone wants to see what this looks like. Not asking for critiques, just sharing if anyone is curious.
http://eatingacademy.com/ His TED talk is what started me down this path:
then my husband came home with:Wheat Belly by Dr William Davis (which was a little to salesy and not enough science for my taste)
Then eating academy led me to these videos:
especially Sugar the bitter Truth
Love this one...how much he dislikes having to say low carb works lol:
The Battle of the Diets: Is Anyone Winning (At Losing?)
Why We Get Fat: Diet Trends and Food Policy
Fat Chance by Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology
The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living by phinney & volek
which led to
the new atkins books...
Also many online articles and blogs, both pro and con.
This was written over a couple of days. I hope it is not too disjointed!
013/08/sugar/cohen-text (thank you, Houndlover1)