A couple of months ago, I went in with my wife to see her cardiologist. He heard I was eating Atkins style, and strongly encouaged me to eat a higher carb, low fat diet. He recommended starting with a breakfast of some Pita bread, thick yogurt, fruit and maybe some nuts. He was describing a Mediterranean diet. I resisted, but a few days later,decided just to have that breakfast on a Saturday. I did. I enjoyed it, and continued to eat a higher carb diet for the rest of the day. Then, about once per week I was eating higher carbs and high fat foods for one or two days in a row. By then, my weight loss had completely stalled. We had an out of town guest for ten days. I made a big batch of fudge for her, my niece, and my wife for Valentine's day. We had the fudge for about 5 or 6 days. I ate more than half of it. Meanwhile, I was having many two day visits to carb land. Now, for the last 2 weeks, I am still eating high fat food and protien, but I'm eating a lot of carbs. My weight started creeping up a little, and i stopped weighing myself. Every day or two, I tell myself I will start on Atkins today, and leave these wayward ways behind. To no avail. Tonight, I got so frustrated I drank two large Kahlua drinks after a large glass of wine, and went to further deadening action by taking three of my anti anxiety pills to boot. I am now in sort of a mental fog, but it's not foggy enough to hide from the fact that I am really blowing it diet wise.
I need to get back on a sane and sensible path, and Atkins is the only diet plan that I have administered to myself that has really worked. I thought I would be on Atkins for the rest of my life, but each day, I want to go back to the carbs.
Writing this has given me a new idea for a possible return. I could go shpping tomorrow, Monday, (not my usual shopping day), and stock up on high protien, higher fat foods, making them readily available. That could help as we have run out of some of them, but have not run out of the carbs that my wife eats. I need meats, canned seafoods, cream, diet soda (I know, Aspartane), maybe even some flavored jello. We also need some natural peanut butter, which I can usually eat sensibly by having a couple of tablespoonfuls at night when I'm hungry. I think we need some walnuts too. I would be back near induction, but with some added nuts and/or nut butter. No fruit. Enough veggies. High fat low carb salad dressing. (I like a chucky blue cheese with only one gram of carbs per serving.)
I'm thinking this is the only way I'm going to lick this. I NEED to get back to Atkins. At the present time, I don't have any more ideas.
Edited by: WEARINGTHIN at: 3/4/2013 (05:54)
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