I’m on a diet. Nothing new there. I’m always on a diet.
But, this one is a life or deathish kind of diet. Steve the Nutritionist put me on a carb watching diet. As it turns out, it’s not as bad as you might think. Let me see if I can explain this properly. I have carb points and each point equals 15 grams of carbs. In my daily diet I can each 12 points worth of carbs every day, which in real world talk means I have 180 grams of carbs I can eat every single day. This sounds like a lot, but I loved eating my way through a bag of Uncle Ray’s Hot Chips or a couple pieces of chocolate cake. I am my own worst enemy.
I don’t watch sugar – don’t send me angry letters about watching my sugar – yeah yeah, got it… sugar is bad. You know something amazing? If you watch your carbs, you’re watching your sugar, you’re watching your fat, you’re watching your calories, you’re….you get the idea. I just watch one tiny little thing and it works! Since I discovered my poor dieting skills and apparent genetic mis-wiring I’ve had to watch my carbs – I lost twenty pounds! I started out at 279 pounds in the middle of January and by April 1st I weighed 259.4. Twenty pounds just by keeping under 180 carbs per day. I reached my 18 pound goal weight set by Steve on that first visit and am now on my way to the next level.
A friend of mine recently went on the Atkins diet. She’s lost weight – yes. But, the diet is so restrictive in what you can and can’t eat. If anyone has comments about this diet and ways to make it work, please let me know. I’d love to pass on the info to her. Man does not live on protein alone.
There are a lot of different diet watching apps out there on the market. I am currently using the free version of My Fitness Pal
I’ll talk next about anger issues associated with Diabetes. And, let me tell you….I definitely had some anger and depression issues. I’ll also cover another app. There are so many out there, some good – some bad, some you have to pay for and some are free.
Until then – eat healthy and live long.