le 15 septembre 2012
I've struggled with my weight ever since I was about 11, as a young kid I was skinny, I have the pictures to prove it! then, along came the 1980's and the push to low fat, high fibre, whole grains. Out went the pot of dripping in the fridge, in came the brown bread, pasta, low fat margarines etc etc...That's when I started to put on weight, that's when my mum started to put on weight. Connecting these two things was a light-bulb moment for me.
About 12 years ago I tried the South Beach diet, low-carb eating and the weight dropped off, I stuck to it for about 2 years and the weight stayed off. The carbs crept back in after I met my husband and a series of stressful family events. Eventually about 2 years ago I was at my heaviest (14 stone) and diagnosed with breast cancer with 2 year old twins. I very slowly managed to loose some of the weight but it was hard going, running 3 times a week, Pilates twice a week and low fat, 'good' food. I'd maybe loose 2 pr 3lbs and then pile it all back on.
I've got through the cancer, the twins are still here but the weight is now coming off...I started low-carbing again after reading this book, the science now makes sense to me, I don't feel guilty for eating low-carb, I am not a crank, I want to take control of what happens in my body and this is one way to help it. Cutting out sugar reduces inflammation in the body, one of the causes of cancer, as someone who's been down that road before I'm not going there again if I can help it. I've lost about 7 or so lbs, not a massive weight loss but then I probably only need to loose 2 stones. This for me is about changing my life not a diet.
After reading this book I went on to reading Wheat Belly, another eye opener.
This isn't just about weight, since cutting out wheat my IBS symptoms have gone, no more running to the loo, no bloating, cramping. Most important, no depression, I was getting days at a time when I was depressed, I blamed the hormone tablets I'm on following my cancer treatment, since cutting out the wheat, nothing, not for 6 weeks now. Fabulous.
If you care about your health and have an open mind read these books. They turn conventional nutritional advice on its head but what they say works for so many people. It's working for me, I feel like I'm getting my life back.