I’ve been on many diets in my life. I’ve tried the South Beach Diet, juicing, Paleo, Primal, juice cleanses, low carb, and many others. The pounds always come back. After turning thirty, I’ve also noticed an even slower metabolism than when I was in my twenties.
What have I learned from my experiences?
Preparation is extremely important and that it’s the type of food I eat that causes me to want to eat more. But furthermore, I have to stick to low carb (some version or variety of Paleo but that also allows beans and dairy). Also, no matter how much you exercise, you can’t outdo a bad diet…
Unfortunately, I am not genetically blessed and I gain weight very easily. The more carbs I eat, the more I crave, and the more I want. But growing up in a Chinese household, rice and noodles were major food staples. I didn’t learn to cook and really experiment with low carb until after I moved out of the house. And that’s when I learned that I didn’t always need to feel hungry…
When I eat low carb, my blood sugar level is steady and I can definitely feel the difference. I also don’t crash. When I do crash, I crash hard.
Now, the question is how do I eat low carb that is sustainable for life? I want to make it a lifestyle.
I am making a commitment to myself to focus on eating well and improving my health. I hope to be my own success story!
Will you join me on my health journey? =)