Food addiction relief
This is just an observation but I'm on my 3rd week of induction and it's great. My blood sugars have consistently low/normal and I'm very happy about that. I was having my snack today and realized that since I've been on Atkins I eat way more veggies than I did before. I have attributed this to my addiction to high-glycemic carbs and some low-glycemic carbs too! Because of my experience with other 'diets' I have been able to identify some food addict behavior and one identifier is lack of vegetables or slowly stopping vegetable eating. I can remember months ago seeing myself eating only carbs and protien, no veggies and when I'm deep in my addiction I only eat carbs. The carb side of my plate is covers about half of my plate and meat on the other. I wouldn't get any fruit or veggies because I didn't have room for the large carb portions I wanted. In addition after eating like this for a while I lost my appetite for veggies, I just didn't want them. Mentally I couldn't see the point in eating them I wasn't trying to be healthy I just wanted to eat a soon as possible and get as much comfort from it as I could. I'm grateful that at every meal and snack I have some veggies. I love them when I'm not acting in my food addiction. I eat celery which I don't even remember buying for the last year at least. I have salads and greens and the other day I had eggplant which I finally found out that if I take out the seeds I can tolerate it much better. I don't have a desire to eat processed food or low carb imitation food. It feel much better to eat this way. I remember some years ago reading an article that said we should eat anything we can kill, pick, pluck or grow. I'm finally eating that way(except potatoes and rice) and I love it. This is a great WOE and I'm grateful to have a sane way to be release from my food addiction. At one time I went into a 12-step program for food addiction and even though that program worked for most of the people there it never worked for me. I tried three times and 'relapsed' each time, but I was still eating grits, oatmeal, rice, potatoes, and corn. And I was hungry all the time I couldn't understand why because I was measuring my food like everyone else. Now after 2 weeks I have the answer. My heart and life filling up each day because I don't have to focus on what my next meal is, or work all day to wake myself up from my hypoglycemic episodes or measure and weight all my food. And I'm so glad we are all here to support each other.
Long Term Goal! Current: BMI 41.0 Goal: 25.1