Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Iíve receive a few emails speculating which plan Iím following and showing support of my choice regardless of what it is. A couple of comments on my posts in the low carb team forums are also supportive of my choice. Iíve decided the best way to respond is to post a blog "revealing" my plan and why I chose to not mention it right away.
The plan I'm following is The Metabolism Miracle. I did a search for it here to see if I could find a Team or buddy or something. No teams, a few questions and a few blogs as well. The answers to the questions and several comments were fairly hostile. So I decided not to mention the name. Most who blogged about it are inactive or not blogging about it any longer. I've sent messages two or three I see are still active to see if they are still working it. But so far haven't received any responses.
From what I found on this website I see that itís not generally accepted as a "goodĒ plan. It seems everything from the name of the plan (Really does anyone expect Divine Intervention to play a part? I mean really if you donít get expected results itís because you didnít BELIEVE in the plan enough? Nope, sorryÖit takes some effort beyond that.), to the unconventional language (To dumb it down or maybe avoid copyright issuesÖwho knows) to some unpleasant experiences (headaches, fatigue, grouchiness, etc. all typical symptoms of sugar detox), the plan seemed to ignite hostility on this site. So I chose to just not mention it.
Also mentioned is how similar it is to other low-carb plans and a waste of money. Honestly it is another low-carb plan pretty similar to South Beach and Iím sure several other versions of low carb eating with a few twists that may or may not make a difference. I did well on SBD for 3 months 10 years ago. A trip to France for 2 weeks way laid my efforts and I never got back on track with it. Bottom line isÖ.I know carbs are an issue for me. And while SBD worked for me before, I wanted to explore other options before making a commitment. I read a couple of books on carb cycling, (The Shred and The Fast Metabolism Diet) checked into Atkins, and reviewed SBD. Iíve decided this plan would be the one I would be most likely to stay with at this point in time. I gave it trial run last fall. It was comfortable and I got results. Iím ready to give a real go.
So there it is....my plan of choice and why I thought I should keep it on the down low! Seems kind of silly to me now. Thanks to all of you who encouraged me to share it and for those who have warmly welcomed me to Spark Teams!
Itís Day 3, itís brutally cold outside and making Turkey Fajitas for dinner tonight!