"If you would stop drinking so many cokes, you would lose weight."
"If you would stop eating so much, you would lose weight."
I've heard these things since I hit puberty and started gaining a little weight. Even if I didn't "feel fat" people around me apparently thought I was. I weighed no more than 135lbs up until probably about five years ago. Oh what I wouldn't give to weigh 135lbs right now. I started really gaining a lot of weight about three years ago. I currently weigh the most I ever have.
I quit drinking coke in December, five months later, I don't notice a big difference in my weight. I'll be honest and to say that makes it a little harder to stay away from them. If it doesn't help me lose weight, why not drink something I enjoy? Even so, I've resisted.
After watching The Subfertile Frugalista blog about how her doctor put her on a low amylose diet to get her PCOS under control. She tells me the low amylose diet is very similar to the Atkins diet.
The basic rules are
Avoid all simple sugars.
Avoid vegetables that grown underground (exceptions for garlic and onions)
Avoid wheat, rice, rye, barely, and oats
Avoid foods enriched with maltodextrins or corn syrup.
Do eat at least 6 oz of protein every day.
Do eat at least 3 servings of above ground veggies and fruit every day.
Milk and butter are OK.
Eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, smoothies (sugar free!), cheese
Salad (minus crouton), chicken salad, tuna salad, egg salad, soup, fruit
meat, veggies, soup, fruit
You can read her blog for more info. I don't have much information other than her blog. I did google for some information and some websites suggest that popcorn and corn based chips are okay, but since I'm not seeing a nutritionist or know any more, I'm not sure. I'm leaning towards allowing it in moderation.
I'll let you know how it goes. I started exercising again last week, too.
I will say, this is the hardest thing I have ever gone through. My head is killing me. I feel like I need to be EATING something. This was harder than dropping coke cold turkey.
Wish me luck. If you've been on this diet before, feel free to leave me a comment. I'll take any advice I can get.