The point made about carbs is probably the most misstated aspect of low carb diets. No low carb diet tells you to give up carbs. Every one ATkins, South Beach, Paleo all tell you to get most of all of your carbs from veggies and some fruits. Many low carbers eat more veggies than the general population does. We just don't get the high carbs from bread potatoes etc.
1/2/2014 3:32:37 PM
Wow this article was great and shocking at the same time. I just saw the 13 things that I've been doing the opposite lol. This article just made me realize why I have been such a hard time staying on the wagon.
Great article. By me sticking to eating right I feel so much better. I exercise and have so much energy. Drinking my water and snacking really help.
11/12/2013 5:33:50 PM
Thanks Sparkpeople, what a great article, I have found some of these to be true for me even in the short time I've been on sparkpeople, such as the eating frequently. If I allow myself to get hungry I crave bad choices and usually cave to them. When I'm eating regularly it is a breeze to stick to my calorie range with healthy food.
I would add three related ones that have worked very well for me: 1) As soon as I lost 10 lbs., I stopped wearing my old clothes and got a few new ones that fit properly; when I reached my goal, I go rid of ALL my old clothes and took advantage of end-of-season sales to renew my entire wardrobe; 2) I stopped wearing baggy clothes altogether, even in the house, even now that I'm thin; 3) I installed a full-length mirror in the kitchen, in which I can see myself all the time when I'm preparing food, but also where I go in the morning to say "Hello" to this new thinner person.
This may sound vain, but it's all very nice to be healthier, but if I'm not going to look like a million bucks, where's the motivation?
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