- Diet & Weight Loss
The Atkins Diet - My Experience
Nine Weeks and 15lbs later
It was not all that difficult to get started on the Atkins diet. You didnt really have to eat neccasariliy heathy you just had to eat meat. Then more meat with some extra meat on the side. Being a man who loves a good steak or any other nicely cooked piece of juicy meat this diet didnt seem all that daunting to me.
That changed after the day I decided to reward myself for a month's success. What did I want to reward myself with? Well, of course you know I wanted what I used to eat every friday night after work. The same meal that made me the fat guy I had become in the first place. It was a tasty road to larddom but in the end very lumpy! Ha!
I ate the order of wings and pizza steak I used to eat with impugnity and soon felt the stabbing pangs of vengeance coursing through my gullet!
Ackgh! The pain...well I'm sure you get the point right? Suddenly I was no longer immune to poor food choices. My belly had been stripped and purified by the fast burning diet of constant protein! So, I got back on the wagon swearing off anything that might make me pay for my foolishness and thus i continued for another five weeks.
After that nine weeks I had lost 15lbs! Not bad considering I really didnt exercise and I drove for a living. The only thing was I had begun to worry about my health because I had become very irregular. I investigated and found that some peole were having stomach and worse issues because of the all meat extravaganza and decided, conveniently right before the holidays that year, that I should not continue such a restrictive diet.
However I did loose some weight and I do not doubt that if I had continued I would have lost more. Still, it did not seem good for a long term solution. Perhaps if it was used only in phases...but no, no, you would be visiting the porcelain gods in painful fashion then and that would certainly not do. Certainly not.
Perhaps it may be a better diet for an athlete though. I could see that actually. The diet did make me feel more energized, more alive than I had been in quite some time. That is no lie.
On the flip side of that though was how bad my stomach would gurgle and grumble when I dared to eat outside of the box. The reward became outweighed by the penalty.
In short I much preferred my experience with the Zero Coke plan. See my hub Zero Coke as a Diet Plan for that revealing and scathing report!