About three decades back, I tried the for losing . The Atkins 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 “mouth desire” and “the munchies” from indulging in a different bad habit of mine, and that I gave up last year.

Wat gebeurt er?

Additionally, the acid reflux which was plaguing me for a couple of years was gone after only a couple weeks of following the diet. I followed the diet to the letter, not cheating, going through the two week”induction” period, of very low carbohydrate 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 . The wonderful thing was that the weight came off where I had off it the most- in my and abdomen. Many experts say that people who “carry” their extra weight in the belly are more prone to Diabetes 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.

The pain

What stopped me from continuing was pain- sharp, intense pain in my kidneys which began suddenly one day. I discovered that failure was a hazard of following this diet. I ceased, and the pounds came back with a vengeance- probably gained back that I’d lost. Despite taking a multi-vitamin and a lot of different supplements daily, I became deficient in certain phytonutrients, such as Vitamin 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.

Laatste woord

In de loop der tijd heb ik calorieën geteld, aan Weight Watchers gedaan (3 keer), gewoon honger geleden, en nog steeds geen blijvende oplossing gevonden. Ik geloof dat het beperken van koolhydraten de ideale weg voor mij was, maar niet zo erg en niet voor zo'n lange periode. Dottye is makelaar in Midden-Florida, en echtgenote, moeder en oma. Ze is de gepubliceerde auteur van een boek en veel korte verhalen, liedjes, gedichten en artikelen.