Thank you for all of your replies. Wow -- these were the replies i was hoping for -- it gives me stuff to think about to tweak this -- for instance, i know i did well on atkins because i was eating higher fat, and i was satisfied.....and i also like the idea of higher carbs and trying to eat more fiber....so i think i'm going to try the 45 carb, 25 protein, and 30 fat to start....and then tweak it from there....
I took the test -- that was interesting. It says I'm a fast oxidizer, and it suggested I stay away from grains, which I know from experience make me tired.
In fact, I'm a day sleeper, and I work a night shift. When I can't sleep, or sleep well, I know that if I get up and make oats in the microwave and (get ready to cringe) put in an amount of sugar, I then go back to bed and fall fast asleep into a deep deep and restful sleep. So, I'm going to kick that bad habit to the curb real fast. I know I will have to eat only healthy carbs. No white sugar, etc. I'm going to limit bread to just having occasional sandwich on whole wheat (the thin skinny bread)....
Well, again thank you for your replies. I just came off Atkins and am going to count calories, and lose more weight. Best wishes for your continued success.
P.S. It will be nice when I've been here 20 days and get my ticker..... :-)
Last edited by Elizabeth779; 03-31-2012 at 12:41 AM.