Getting a little more serious on this low-carb thing
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
I've been so concerned about the headache thing, that I've been my own lab rat. "What if I take some salt? What if I eat a sweet potato? Will that make it go away?" This has made my carb levels a little haywire lately.
I wanted to stick to under 100 as my baby-step into the Paleo life. But since the headaches don't seem to care what I'm doing anyway, I might as well get some weight loss going again, right? (Although, I don't have one yet today... fingers crossed...)
The true Paleo diet doesn't have you count carbs but they tend to have you avoid certain things while losing weight. Like too many fruits and tubers.
Atkins, however gives you a better guide. According to that diet, I'm sliding into this thing backwards. :) I'm going to try for less than 45 net carbs for the next week and see if that restarts some weight loss. Then re-adjust as necessary.
I like the idea of having the freedom not to have to count calories or carbs with Paleo, but I'm too much of a perfectionist not to have some sort of number to look out for.