It’s been over 3 months since I first started cutting down carbs, I started in early November. I started because all foods with lots of carbs were giving me stomachaches. I already wrote two posts here and here about my ongoing progress. I found it quite easy to start and by now, 3 months later, I can say that it is also easy to keep up. Want to know how I do it and my experience till now? Then keep on reading!
So yes, 3 months and counting and still going strong! What I notice:
- less stomachaches (which is what really mattered to me)
Especially the latter is something I am pleasantly surprised about. I bought a new pair of pants the other week which I actually needed in a size smaller than I initially thought. The size I was expecting to need actually looked big on me and I am happy to say that I now fit into the same size clothes as when I was 16. I know, that was a shock for me too.
The best part of it all is that I feel great! I eat less, but still have all the energy to do all the things I like to do. The foods that I eat don’t bother me and I feel healthy & strong. On top of that I can now fit into a bunch of clothes I never deemed possible and that really motivates me to keep this up. And to me, it didn’t even cost me that much effort, which is another good thing.
Like I said before I still cheat: I haven’t fully cut out carbs and I won’t be able to because I work out. I still have fruit 3x a day and I have a really bad sweet tooth so I allow myself to cave during weekends. Also: I eat pasta/ rice or bread on the days I work out. If I don’t that’s when I do feel like passing out afterwards, so I have decided to just have something containing carbs as my body clearly tells me I need it. So strictly speaking it’s not as low carb as can be, but hey whatever works right?
By now I can safely say that cutting down on bread/ pasta and rice has been a great success for me. Making a salad takes me as much time as making sandwiches and I feel full for a longer amount of time. It has even caused me to drink more fluids throughout the day which was something I was not good at before as well. True you sometimes have to be a bit more inventive but since I like cooking and trying new foods that is no problem for me.
To top it off I have now decided to just keep going. I’m just going to stick to salads for lunch instead of bread and I’m only going to eat carbs when I have to go to dance class or the gym. I believe that if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. So yes, that’s right I want to keep eating the way I do now, because when I do eat ‘bad’ foods I sometimes still get the occasional stomachaches, especially if I eat a lot of it in a row. I just think it will be better for me overall and in the long run to just stick to this change of diet. Doesn’t mean I cannot or won’t eat carbs at all, but to just lessen it has worked wonders for me.
Have you ever changed or tried changing your eating patterns?
8 responses to “Low Carb: three months & counting”
Nice try. Well since two years ago I’ve been drinkin way more water. So good for your skin and the way how you feel. And fruits! And sometimes chocolate, cause it’s nice. (:
Yep drinking more works wonders too. I’ve always been into fruit. Can’t live without it.
I’m slowly eating more fruit but I do struggle to eat salads, I just… don’t like them much at all.
But I am back into working out – or should I say being more structured about working out. This damn cold has put me out of action but we’ll see how things are tomorrow.
Sounds like you’ve got a plan. That’s a good start.
Plan it remains – I only warmed up today and I was gasping for breath. Damn cold! I did what I could though.
Esp. when you first start out it’s important to take small steps. So just try to do 10 mins a day & then just move it to 20, 30 etc.
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