Sunday, May 06, 2012

Changed Metabolism

Is it possible to change your metabolism? I always thought not.

I have had an obese metabolism all my life. I always had cravings for sweet things and carbs in the afternoons. I could put on 50lbs over the course of 6 months after the end of a diet.

I would try all the low calorie diets I could find. I would eat bread and marmalade because they were low calorie without realising that the problem was caused by the sugar and starch in my diet.

Once I got that it became so much easier to work with my body to lose weight rather than fighting it the whole time.

I am no longer frightened of losing control in the afternoons and evenings. I may be going overboard at present and having too much fat and oil but the aim is to find a balance. How much of satisfying foods I can eat and still lose weight, then how much I can eat and maintain that new lower weight.

I dont mind feeling hungry just before a meal. I know I can have nice filling food when I do eat.

I was reading the 21 day womans weekly diet yesterday. Low fat and mainly low carb but each serving of food was under 300 cals. So that is 900 cals for the day! Far too low for a sustainable way of eating.

I am aiming for a 5lb loss each month. If I get it I am happy. If not there is always next month.

To binge or not to binge! Atkins is the answer!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have just found your blog and have now read back over a few months. Can I ask what you eat thru the day- apart from the 2 eggs at breakfast?
If I have it right, you have cut out bread etc, pasta and potatoes and now eat protein, veg and use fat to cook- is that right?
Do you have alcohol? Seem to remember dr Atkins allowed some red wine? What about chocolate? Sugar free sweets? Yoghurt? Any problem with constipation?
I am reading John briffa's book avoid the diet trap- its interesting and advocates a primal diet of protein, fat, veg, nuts and seeds with some dairy.