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Reading Atkins Book (again)

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It has been over a year since I’ve read this book and I could use some motivation.
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Not that I don’t like living a low-carb lifestyle because I can’t imagine ever going back to the way I was eating again. But rereading can be a good thing.
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It’s a great refresher and a reminder of why I no longer eat most grains and have stayed away from sugar.
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It has been over a year and a half and I’ve kept most of the weight off. I say most because I go up and down within 5 pounds. Lately its been up because I am eating a bit too much carbs.

This is one of the reasons why I’m rereading the book. I need the motivation to get strict. I’m not eating a lot of refined, processed, sugar, foods but every now-and-then I will eat that hamburger with one piece of bread or snag a tortilla chip or eat too many french fries. Meteor Burger makes a mean fry Winking smile.

I did take a 2 week vacation and managed to eat (low-carb) healthy 75% of the time. The only times I ate high carb foods, was when we were invited to dinner at a friends/family house.

And I’ll admit I did the whole ‘you deserve that’ thing. Bad me, but there was this one sandwich called a Torta at a Mexican restaurant. The bread is so good. It’s a sandwich with steak, sour cream, avocado, soft cheese (not sure the name of it but it’s similar to feta or goat cheese), mayo, and lettuce. I could have said, ‘no’ but it’s so good and I hadn’t had one in years.

So the splurging needs to stop. I haven’t gained weight thankfully (other than the up and down with 5lbs). I don’t splurge on a daily bases so that’s good, but because I’ve been eating more carbs my cholesterol has risen some. My doctor wants to put me on a low dose of statin.

I started walking at least 3 times a week. I should walk more and plan to when the weather is nicer. Not so hot. I think walking will help too.

A few more reads I would like to add to my ‘diet’ shelf:
The Coconut Ketogenic Diet (sounds interesting and I LOVE coconut)

And by ‘diet’ I mean a healthy way of eating, a life style. It’s not all about losing weight for me but being healthy and educating my family.
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2 comments

  1. Enjoy your reading! I've never read the book, but have so gleaned from your shared wisdom!

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