Two years ago I went on a diet...one of many that I have been on. I lost weight - about 25 lbs and managed to keep it off. But alas I fell off and although I didn't follow the program anymore, I remained the same weight - not gaining but not losing.
So the scale is not exactly my friend...but staying on it has kept me on the track. So last week, I started again. This time not so much because I want to, but a doctor's visit made me....my condition requires that I must lose weight or else my prospect for the future is not looking good. So now I am trying Atkins.....all protein, low carbs....and it seems to be working. At least I am feeling better.
I love my carbs....bread, pasta, rice, etc. Actually give me bread and pasta and I am fine. But I also tended to feel bloated, had retained water every night...my ankles were huge....so one week later, I no longer retain a lot of water, - I also drink a lot of water, so a lot is flushed out.
The program calls for protein....eggs, meat, veggies.....and very little carbs - about 20-25 mg per day.
I finally received my packet, along with two protein bars. But the little book in the box is excellent because I refer to it when I need to know the carbs in anything. I was amazed at how many carbs are in things - outside of bread and pasta.....
But I stuck to it for a week - lost 3 lbs....and feel better. I am hoping that by the summer I will be feeling a whole lot better. Now I have to add exercise to my program.....next big step.