Wednesday, July 31, 2013
July 31, 2013
I tried Eat To Live, a low fat vegan diet. While not being 100% perfect, I lost twenty plus pounds fairly easily and didnít find the lack of meat and dairy as hard as I had thought it would be. However, my cholesterol numbers jumped up dramatically and my doctor was unhappy. After a year and a half, I didnít really want to go without meat and dairy for the rest of my life and it is extremely difficult to maintain socially in this part of the country. So, I started having meat, dairy, and oil more often. Over the next year I gained 6 of those pounds back.
Next I switched to eating a low-carb (Paleo type) diet and within two weeks my cholesterol number had dropped significantly. My doctor was happy, but the weight started back up. Now, just in the month of July 2013, I have gained close to four pounds!
What am I to do? Every diet leaves something out. I donít want to have eliminate any food group and I donít want to use ďdiet or fat-freeĒ foods that are filled with all sorts of unnatural chemicals. Does that mean Iím left with having to cut portions, go hungry, and exercise all day long? That certainly is not me.