After more than a year, I'm giving up on low carb. It worked very well for a while, but then it stopped. I kept at it, but the weight just kept steady. I started making some adjustments, but the weight kept steady for a while, and then started coming back on. It finally became obvious that I needed to do something else.
It's not all a waste though. I'm still a good bit lighter than I was at my worst, and I eat very differently now than I used to. I'm far more aware of what I'm eating, as well. In the two weeks since I decided to ditch low carb, I've actually lost a good piece of what I had gained back, and all I'm doing is practicing moderation.. I'm allowing myself to have some carbs, but I'm watching portion sizes much more carefully than ever before. I'm definitely finding myself hungry between meals, but I'm not giving in. Well, not as easily as I used to, anyhow. I'm finding myself to be much more energetic now, too.
So, we'll see how this goes. I still have a long way to go before I reach my ultimate weight goal.
1. Duffbert08/26/2005 10:09:09 PM
Congrats, and good luck keeping on. It's definitely worth the effort.
2. Stephan H. Wissel08/27/2005 01:10:21 AM
At the end of the day it's WHAT you eat (not just carbs, calories, fat), WHEN and HOW. Concious food intake is one of the secret receipies for better health. I asked the monks on the medidation retreat about food and they said: Eat when you are hungry, eat concious and slow and stop when you feel you could have 3 or 4 more spoons. Moving from processed to more generic food (raw if suitable) seems also to help. Two websites helped me a lot: