About three decades back, I tried the Atkins for losing weight. The Atkins Diet is a really low-carb, higher protein 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 “ desiderio" e "la fame" di indulgere in un'altra mia cattiva abitudine, alla quale ho rinunciato l'anno scorso.

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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 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.


What stopped me from continuing was pain- sharp, intense pain in my kidneys which began suddenly one day. I discovered that kidney 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 , such as .

Negli ultimi due mesi in cui ho seguito la dieta, non avevo sistema immunitario e prendevo facilmente il raffreddore. Ho anche un piccolo nodulo alla gamba sinistra - se sia un po' di gotta o qualcos'altro dovuto alla dieta, non lo capisco. Ma la cosa significativa è stato il dolore estremo ai reni, che mi ha indotto a fermarmi all'istante. Sto ancora cercando di trovare il programma di dieta che è giusto per me.

Parola finale

Nel corso del tempo, ho contato le calorie, ho fatto Weight Watchers (3 volte), ho avuto semplicemente fame, e non ho ancora trovato una soluzione permanente. Credo che limitare i carboidrati sia stato il percorso ideale per me, ma non così male o non per un periodo di tempo così lungo. Dottye è un agente immobiliare nella Florida centrale, e una moglie, madre e nonna. È l'autrice pubblicata di un libro e di molti racconti, canzoni, poesie e articoli.