|11-05-2007, 09:13 AM||#61|
Way too much time on my hands!
Join Date: Jul 2005
I was not always as resolute in my ideas when I first started as I am now. Rarely did I question Dr. Atkins plan. I think like Betty, I trusted from the beginning even when family members told me I was going to die of heart disease. As I continued to do my own research and once I entered the holistic nutrition sector, as well as the many books I have read including but not limited to Sugar Blues, (not a low carb book) Atkins, Neanderthin, CAD, Schwarzbein, etc....I realized that good nutrition for me would equal low carb. All while helping a major case of ADD. I had not only succesful weight loss but a re-arranging of my mind as well. Relationships got better, I was accomplishing more and more without distraction and as I cleaned up my food intake to organics, I felt a heck of a lot better. Once I discovered all of the above, I also researched the lack of value refined foods have. Not only the stripping of the foods but the processing practices of this dirty food. Last but not least, the USDA food pyramid is bankrolled by big food corps. This information came directly from a friend of mine who is an exec at a major corporation supplying our troops. This is where my will and resolve come from.
It's not easy on Holidays...I know that. In my over 7 years of low carbing I have not always skipped the dessert or the stuffing. But what did I do to remedy my eating choices? Always, and I mean ALWAYS did I get up the following morning, get my butt on the treadmill or the asphalt and immediatly got back on plan.
Now mind you, this is the first time in my years that I have been succesful with anything really. My nutrition intake has negatively affected my life for my entire life up until Low carb. I'm very serious about this too. I am an addict always have been, always will be. food, cigarettes and alcohol.
I am the one who tried to eat Grandma's gingerbread ornaments
I stole chocolate chips from my grandmothers kitchen would go down the street and eat the whole bag
I could spot a local chocolatier box from miles away and would secretly wish I could just have the whole box to myself.
When I moved out, I would buy my own box of chocolate and eat the whole thing.
When Mom was not home I would make up to 6 pieces of cinnamon sugar toast
I am an addict and thanks to this new but really old way of eating, I am recovered.
It is about will for me and I shall never give up what I have worked so terribly hard to achieve. It's been a rocky 7 years. I have trialed and I have errored. But dammit, I have made it and I know MY body like no one else.
i'm probably over talking here but it's important for me that you all know that I, like you have struggled. So stand proud and stand strong.
|03-22-2009, 08:20 PM||#65|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Off the beaten path, far away from the main stream
Start Date: June 2008
Sugarless4life - Just wanted to add in my total agreement with your take. Whenever someone says, "I could never...", I always reply:
If you don't want to...you won't.
If you think you can't...you won't.
If you decide you can...YOU WILL.
I decided I would. And I have -- and I will, until the day I keel over!
|04-25-2009, 01:04 AM||#66|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
WOE: VLC/paleo/fat fast
Start Date: June 2012
I loved Gary Taubes book (in the uk called The Diet Delusion). It rocked my world and has finally shaken ANY notion from my mind that carbohydrate is natural or healthy. Low carb eating isn't a fad... it's our natural, optimum diet and i am so grateful to Taubes book for presenting the facts in such a concise and irrefutable way!
The section in his book about how the glucose,fructose combination effects our body on a cellular level was frightening and his hypothesis on it's possible cancer causing effects were very plausible.
And i find your point JessicaH very interesting...there must be some reason why scientists are ignoring the glaring obvious and interpreting evidence to our detriment. What else would motivate such bias other M-O-N-E-Y??????!!!