I'd gotten a copy of Atkins 1.0 diet when I'd been 17 years old. It had been synopsized extremely well in Cosmopolitan Magazine ...
I followed it for 6 weeks, but then I found I couldn't follow it any more (you're 17, living in New York City--andTHAT kind of eating is a tall order for any 17 year old.)
Okay, over the course of many decades, the diet industry mostly sold me diet books because I could not afford to join Weight Watchers. They had shoved low-fat down my throat, and I could never keep the weight off for any appreciable length of time (I never, ever felt full; but I always had a 3-alarm hunger except for within an hour after I'd eaten) ...
Maybe I'm built differently (heredity), but I'd had cholesterol readings through the roof despite "low fat", so I'd gone on statin drugs at a relatively young age (age 41, to be exact!) ... Less than two decades later: hello, diabetes type 2.
I became another low-carb dieter - one of you guys--with some calorie restriction. No need to join a gym. No need for diet pills. Hunger kept in reasonable check. My fasting blood sugars are in a very desirable range. And I am, at 125 pounds on my own scale, the lightest I've ever weighed as an adult.
Everything I've said in that last paragraph is blowing my mind right now.
Edited by: TINIERTINA at: 6/3/2013 (15:31)
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