any diet will only work as a lifestyle diet. If you stop using it it will stop working. The beauty with Atkins, paleo and other low-carb diets is that they are very easy to stay on for life. It is not necessary to count calories because you will not be hungry and tempted by sweat things to overeat. Any cravings I used to have for bread and other grain-products disappeared within a week. At least that's my experience. As far as "the good stuff" I guess it depends on the person what that is. Any healthy life style diet will require you to give up or severely restrict sugar, white flour and other empty calories. With low-carb you don't have to limit fat at all which makes it possible to eat as much as you are hungry for and still lose the weight. I get to enjoy steaks and any kind of meat, eggs, heavy cream, butter, coconut oil, any vegetables and nuts in unlimited quantities. I do limit fruit to one or two pieces a day because it has a lot of sugar.
Being able to eat whenever I feel hungry, which is rarely more than 3 times a day any more, sure works for me. Not having to worry about snacks saves me a lot of time as well.
I found that I don't even have to count carbs any more, because by skipping grains and beans and limiting fruit I automatically get the right amount of carbs.
You can talk to God all you want and that's great, but the changes happen when you start listening to him.
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN OTHERS.
| Body Fat %: 19.9