The peak of the low carb craze has come and gone... so why would I choose this style of dieting to try and lose weight... Well the answer is simple. I have to lose weight and it is the only thing that will work for me. I do not believe in invasive surgeries or magic pills. The low fat approach never worked for me so I am going the low carb route. There are those pundits that say the diet will kill you or you will pay for it in the long run... I say to them, Wrong, if I don't lose weight now I will be dead in 5 years.
Now which diet or better lifestyle do I follow. There are numerous people in the know(doctors) pandering low carb diets with marketing hype saying they are the best. But, I chose the Atkins Diet and I read the book before I started my diet. I wish I could say this is my first time on this plan but it isn't. 3 years ago I was on this plan faithfully for two months but an unfortunate death in the family and my wife be hospitalized for almost 2 and half months put an end to the diet although I lost nearly 50 ponds during the time I was faithful.
3 years has passed since then and my weight has ballooned to the highest it has ever been for many reasons. Probably, the biggest reason being not the quantity of food but the poor choice of food and timing of when I ate.
I am one of those people who won't eat anything all day and when I think about food then I start eating... say at around 8 o'clock in the evening and then I am hungry again at midnight and finally the worst I eat a snack just before going to bed at 2 am. As you can see a very unhealthy lifestyle.
I have been living the low carb lifestyle since January 6, 2009 but to be honest I have no idea what my actual weight is. Hmm... makes you wonder, right? Well, i live in Japan, in a rural area and they don't have scales that can weigh me... that is unless I swallow all my pride and get on a scale at the livestock auction. I can see the news headline now. " American is so big that he has to get weighed on a scale made for cattle." But there is good news I found a place online, www.livingxl.com that sells scales for large people. The scale will be ordered on Friday so as soon as it gets here I can let you all know how much I weigh at this juncture. I am also planning on posting my weight loss on a monthly basis. I will also try to post my blood work or at least make it available to those pundits and non believers.
Thanks for reading the lowcarb guy :)