Thank you for the well wishes for my kitty. He and I appreciate it.
I hope you can figure out what/if medical issues are adding to your anxiety levels. Getting underlying issues treated can really make a difference.
Every person has good and bad days (sometimes I forget this). Don't be hard on yourself when you have a bad day, as it makes it worse. I'm learning to accept the bad days and just take care of my immediate needs then get some sleep to try again the next day. I say "I'm having a day" instead of "I'm having a bad day" and that helps too. Sometimes just a small change in what words I use in my head and what I say can help ease a bad day or at least not make it FEEL worse.
I hope you can find little ways to help give you better days and ease the bad days. I wish you well!
Thanks for your support on my Doctors Diet blog. The first two weeks are rather stringent so the only carbs he allows are: whole grain bread (1 slice max. 100 calories) whole grain English muffin (1 whole muffin mx 100 calories) oatmeal - unsweetened 1/2 c. cooked or 1 oz. dry whole grain cold cereal - whole wheat oats or other whole grain listed as first ingredient.
The next two weeks more carbs are added: You still get the ones listed above but add whole grains such as amaranth, barley, brown rice buckwheat, bulgur, millet, quinoa - 1/2 c. cooked. whole grain crackers - 1oz. whole grain dinner roll - 1oz. popcorn - 3 c. air popped whole grain pasta - 1/2 c. cooked whole grain tortillas (1 small)
You do 2 weeks of the strict plan called Stat, then 2 weeks of the Restore plan which is the for lenient one and keep switching back and forward.
In the STaT phase they allow 1 serving of whole grains a day, in the Restore it is 2.
I don't really know how many carbs it is but the diet seems to be focused on some protein and very heavy on the vegetables. Hope this helps, Wendy