Hi everyone, another newbie, just starting. I originally tagged this post onto the end of the FAQs but not sure anyone saw it so I have moved it to here.
I'm 140 lbs/5ft 3/ 46 years old, apple shaped and have 14 pounds to lose.
I have ALWAYS for as long as I can remember been addicted to carbs and sugar. Recently I was despairing as my cravings were out of control. I stumbled across this diet whilst looking at a forum for the Carbohydrates Addicts diet-which I wasn't sure I could stick to-but was desperate. I've tried everything over the years-Atkins/5:2/WW/No sugar etc etc. but I can't stick with anything as cravings ALWAYS take over.
I worry as I know being apple shaped is the worst shape to be and is a sign that I probably have visceral fat around my organs. My dad and brother both have Type 2 diabetes. Recently I have been suffering from headaches and sometimes shakes every time I eat sugar (so I am worried I will end up going down the same path). I know I have to beat this craving that has taken over my life.
I started yesterday with a tablespoon of Coconut oil but then realised I could taste it which isn't the idea. I went out and bought some ELOO which I took in the afternoon (1TBS) and before bed HALF TBS. I was a bit worried at first as I sometimes have adverse reactions to certain foods (delicate tummy) but apart from feeling a bit bloated and nauseous this morning, it's been fine and I felt ok taking the oil this afternoon.
Today I feel as if I started properly:-
7.30 - 1 TBS ELOO on rising, didn't clean teeth or have anything else.
8.30 - Breakfast of coffee with milk/bagel with butter/muffin (def want to kick my breakfast carb habit!)
1PM-Lunch of Grilled chicken with half a burger bun, some salad and a few fries (restaurant lunch-wouldn't normally have this at home)
3.30PM - 1 and a HALF TBS ELOO
I worked out that 2 and HALF TBS is the right amount for me as it's 300 cals (I need 280 cals worth of oil). Is there any benefit to upping to 3?
I am DEF experiencing AS as I last ate lunch at 1PM and I'm still not starving! I've had two small brownie bites but nothing else. I have no particular desire to eat anything good or bad but will probably have a snack later if I'm hungry. Totally amazing to me not to want chocolate or crappy stuff at this time of day. After the school run, I could easily eat a whole bar of family chocolate. I stopped earlier for petrol and just looked at all the chocolate bars and felt nothing. Normally, I would have this internal battle going on in the my head about whether to buy some or not. INCREDIBLE
I quietly optimistic but can't quite believe it will work for me as nothing usually does. If feels SOOOO good to be free of cravings though!
I've gone on long enough but V V interesting reading everyone's stories and tips-thank you!
Now on third day and same times with the oil but have felt like eating today and especially this afternoon am gravitating towards junk food-am trying to keep away from it-not as hard as usual though. I think it might just be a habit!! Am going to make myself a healthy salad.
Would love to hear from some others although it does seem eerily quiet on here...........