Saturday, January 04, 2020
After doing a lot of research, I believe I've come down the the conclusion that I prefer a Mediterranean Modified Atkins diet. I already started out with a Pescetarian diet, but that was not enough for losing weight and caused a substantial waist circumference increase. I needed more guidelines.
A Mediterranean diet was recommended for treating bipolar 2 (and panic disorder) because the focus on fish and oils helps with brain functioning. It is both compatible with my existing Pescetarian Diet and is low in allergens (I have 16, not all foods, but some foods are in most food products). I already have a ton of oils, so I don't need to get anything new. It is also considered the diet that Jesus used. A Mediterranean diet can also be modified for Asian cuisines, as I saw one for a South Asian cuisine online.
I also prefer Atkins because it's low carb, which is what is necessary for losing belly fat, and I was recently diagnosed with a wheat allergy. There are other low carb diets out there, but keto was too restrictive and required a lot of allergens, and paleo is difficult to stick with in this day and age. Despite the fact that Atkins products may be processed, convenience counts for a working woman. I will still count calories, but the calorie range is not as restrictive. And I will mostly be looking at nutritional facts for hidden sugars. Despite being on a low-carb diet, I do not believe carbs are evil; I think it's the hidden sugars that are doing us in. There's no reason for sugar to be in bread and other weird places.
If anyone else has mental health issues, belly fat, and a ton of allergens, and also wants to save our planets and our animals, I highly recommend considering a Mediterranean Atkins diet. Being a Christian might also help, since it's biblically sound.
For more information on the science behind a Mediterranean Atkins diet, check this link: www.womansworld.com/post