||02-06-2013 08:51 AM
Back because I feel awful....
So, I did Atkins last year and lost quite a bit of weight. I was down to about 142- which is dang good for me. Then in the fall, I started working WAY too much and I didn't have the time and energy to make the correct food. I started to eat whatever was around just so that I didn't have to starve that day. I gained 15 pounds in 3 months on top of having incredible amounts of stress. I decided to really cut back my work hours, which I did starting at Christmas break. For some reason at this time, I had been brain-washed by everyone around me into thinking that a whole grains/low fat type of diet is much more healthy and now that I have time, I really should eat "healthy" in order to lose the weight that I recently gained.
It is now a month later and I haven't lost one pound. I might have continued to eat that way "for health reasons" if that was all. The real issue is that I feel horrible! I'm having digestive issues, I'm tired, I'm HUNGRY all day, and I have just been waking up every day with gas, bloating, indigestion, etc. I if this so healthy, why do I feel so awful? My little girl is also just starving all day. I feed her a huge meal, but it doesn't satisfy her and she's hungry again for another big meal 1-2 hours later. I noticed that she's starting to put on extra weight and that worries me. This is eating stuff like: berry smoothies, salad with light dressing, whole wheat and veggie sandwiches, bean burritoes on a whole grain tortilla, lots of raw fruits and veggies, etc. I'm having mood swings, crazy cravings for anything with sugar (which I never had on Atkins), etc. :stars:
I woke up today and said, "THAT's IT!" I don't care who says what. I can't eat that way any more. When I am on Atkins, I feel fantastic! I have energy, the weight comes off, my skin looks better, everything is better. Today I ate scrambled eggs with cheese and broccoli for breakfast. I don't think I'll be having those crazy sugar ups and downs after that! a
Anyhow, I'm back for support and encouragement. I'm starting at 157 lbs today (I was 142 in Sept. uggh) At least I know the difference between how I feel when I try the typical healthy diet and low carb. Also, I read wheat belly and found it to be very true. Hope to see you all here often. :)