Thursday, June 03, 2021
Cambridge. Atkins. Low fat. Cabbage diet. Keto. Paleo. Low carb. And no doubt plenty of others that I haven't mentioned. Diets. Eat this, do that, and you too will achieve your goal weight. Plus of course your perfect life.
My cousin's niece was morbidly obese and could barely walk. Now she's obese and her movement is much better. As is her skin. And her general energy levels. Plus she's much happier in herself. She's been following a keto diet and is quite evangelistic about it. Clearly it's working for her. But then if she'd followed any sensible weight loss regime, she'd be looking and feeling better I imagine. Still it's working and I'm really pleased for her. But what happens when she stops following a keto diet?
I've never really followed a 'diet'. Partly because for many years, I was just very slim - not that I realised it. Occasionally the seven stone something me would think I was too 'fat' and needed to lose weight. So I'd eat lots of veggies and/or salads plus cut out cheese [my biggest weakness]. Those days are long gone. But I still don't follow any 'diet' as such. It seems to me they are broadly speaking either low fat, or low carb. With a few extreme outliers. So assuming you hit your goal weight, what happens when you come off the 'diet'? Well we know the answer to that for the main part don't we? In the majority of cases, people regain all the weight they lost, and more often than not, gain extra weight.
All that said, I am so fed up with hanging around at the upper end of the 130's that I'm considering eating low carb for a couple of weeks or so [NOT Keto - too extreme for me], and seeing if it helps. Have you tried low carb? Or indeed any 'diet'? If so, did it work - short term/long term? I feel like I need 'something' to rev things up and change the dynamics. Just not sure what.
Meanwhile, for my 15 minutes extra today I danced [pranced?] around the room. I swear it nearly killed me. Whatever happened to the Tiz that used to dance the night away?