OK, it's nearly a year later and I've been dieting and SLD'ing on and off. I haven't gained, which is good, but I haven't been staying consistent enough to see real results. I KNOW that SLD creates real AS. I get excellent AS by noseclipping breakfast. I get the oil in by scrambling eggs with two tbsp of ELOO. A little overly oily but it gets the oil & protein in and it works. I have never cheated or gone off the diet on a day that I started out noseclipping. I'm also trying to do pretty close to strict Atkins. This is satisfying, leads to strong ketosis and AS, if only I could stick to it!
I know SLD works and I know Atkins works. How can I maintain the motivation to keep doing this day in, day out? One problem, for me, is that my husband doesn't know about the SLD/noseclip thing, so if I get up too late I don't noseclip my breakfast because I don't want him to see me doing it. I know that is silly but I don't want to get made fun of. He thinks the whole dieting thing is fairly ridiculous and unless I start showing success part of me agrees with him.
If anyone has any advice or encouragement whatsoever I'd love to hear it. As soon as I get this H20 out of my system from cheating and get back in ketosis I'll start posting my weight again.