About three decades back, I tried the Atkins Diet for losing weight. The Atkins Diet is a really low-carb, higher regimen. I did lose weight- nearly 60 lbs. I didn’t feel hungry- in actuality, my entire body completely lost any desire for meals, including “ deseo" y "los antojos" de caer en otro mal hábito mío, y que dejé el año pasado.

¿Qué está pasando?

Además, el reflujo ácido que me aquejaba desde hacía un par de años desapareció tras sólo un par de semanas de seguir la dieta. Seguí la dieta al pie de la letra, sin hacer trampas, pasando por el período de "inducción" de dos semanas, de muy baja intake (nearly NO carb intake, really), and tested my urine with the keto sticks each morning, first things, to be certain I was keeping ketosis. I got both the simple book about the diet and the Atkins Cookbook, and learned how to make some delicious food.

I also used the Atkins Shake mixes and canned shakes, for when I had been at work in the morning, and had to gulp down a quick breakfast. The wonderful thing was that the weight came off where I had off it the most- in my stomach and abdomen. Many experts say that people who “carry” their extra weight in the belly are more prone to than individuals that are equally obese, but with an even distribution of extra poundage within the body. I was wearing clothes I had not worn in a couple of years. I had been on this”amazing diet”, as my disapproving physician called it, for approximately five months. I looked great and did not feel hungry.

El dolor

What stopped me from continuing was pain- sharp, intense pain in my kidneys which began suddenly one day. I discovered that era un peligro de seguir esta dieta. Dejé de hacerla y los kilos volvieron con fuerza, probablemente recuperando lo que había perdido. A pesar de tomar un multivitamínico y un montón de suplementos diferentes a diario, me volví deficiente en ciertos fitonutrientes, como la vitamina C.

The past couple of months I had been following the diet, I had no immune system, and caught colds easily. I also have a little lump in my left leg- if it’s a little gout or something else from the diet, I do not understand. But the significant thing was that the extreme pain in my kidneys, which induced me to stop instantly. I’m still trying to find the diet program that is right for me.

Palabras finales

Con el tiempo, he contado calorías, he hecho Weight Watchers ( 3 veces), simplemente he pasado hambre, y todavía no he encontrado una solución permanente. Creo que restringir los carbohidratos era el camino ideal para mí, pero no tan mal o no por un período de tiempo tan largo. Dottye es una agente inmobiliaria en el centro de Florida, y una esposa, madre y abuela. Es autora de un libro y de muchos cuentos, canciones, poemas y artículos.