My low carb way of life
Atkins saved my life. Seriously and I am not joking. For 32 years I thought I was was bulimic and tried every diet on the planet and to lose one pound I would have to starve myself to 500 calories a day or puke all my food. But I never binged as they say bulimia is so I deceived myself thinking all was ok but to try and lose weight or not gain it back I had to rid myself of anything I ate. I found out a couple of years ago, that what I had was a purging disorder. I am very short only 4'10 and to eat like a normal person I would gain so fast it wasn't funny as I had destroyed my metabolism.
Thirteen years ago on April 15, 2004, I thought about going on the Atkins as I wanted to lose weight fast. I got the book and began to read it. (The single most important thing before beginning any low carb program) Wow this made more sense than anything I have ever read. I realized that this couldn't be just a diet to lose weight for me but I had to change my way of eating for life.
This took very little time to lose it too to my surprise. Yes right at first you do have goofy breath but it's ketosis where your body is actually burning the fat up. You lose fat on this way of eating more than muscle like you do when you starve yourself.
Atkins isn't a fad nor is it unhealthy, it is a real way of life. Is not bad on your kidneys and Dr. Atkins did not die of a heart attack but from a fall on the ice on his head. He did not have high cholesterol and his company went bankrupt due to promoting high priced junk food he never agreed with but they put his name on. I have never eaten so healthy in my life or felt so wonderful. I have never made myself vomit once or felt the need too since beginning this journey.
To me if there could be a perfect way of eating this is it. But you have to decide before beginning this that those high carb’s aren't worth it. If you approach this as you’re depriving yourself you will never stick with it. It's all about substitutions. I personally have over the years found that I just do not want to eat that high carb food and if I do want something carby.... like I said it is all about substitutions cause I pretty much can faux anything I have a desire for.
So I am going to post some of my favorite dishes. Links to them are on the right.
If you have questions or need help with any of my recipes please email me at [email protected] Put in title help with low carb recipes or questions about low carb.