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The idiot diet!

Published by Lamont D in the blog Lamont D's blog. Views: 1672

So, what's happening?
Well, I've started a new diet!
It was conceived during my journey through the 'how should I find my balance' trials and tribulations of the last couple of months!
My endocrinologist asked me to try and eat more regularly to find the solution of how I get my nutrition from my limited dietary intake.
You see, I'm weird and I have an intolerance to lots of food. And having thought that I had found my true balance, my specialist went and threw his spanner into my life!
So I tried eating, very little, very low carb, every hour, then two hours, then three hours, which is what was recommended originally and all the websites advise as such for my weirdness called Reactive Hypoglycaemia.
But since that initial advice, I have found that it is unnecessary if I don't have many or as few as possible carbs!
I use intermittent fasting and very low carb and that is my balance because my health is so good and my energy levels are brilliant and I'm happier not eating as much as I should.
Why?
I don't really know! The thing is my body is happier not stuffing myself and it likes me fasting. It does mean that my food quantities have dropped dramatically!
Which is really good for my working life, my pocket, my health and my piece of mind. Mentally aware is so important after the period before diagnosis, which was really hell!
Food has not become, the most important part of my life, which is a huge dramatic lifestyle change.
Before and after my diagnosis, through the experience of finding the right (or wrong) foods that I could eat, then fasting and losing the weight till discovering that the advice isn't quite right for me personally!
So for a few years I have messed around with one way, then another, that either did work or didn't! Going through loads of test strips and finally excepting that my endocrinologist was waking me up and being thorough about how I approached my nutrition.
I have read so many papers, studies, looked at medical advice, cruised through ketogenic websites and picked at books which have been recommended for athletes, oaps (like myself) and different American university nutritional websites. All much of a muchness!
So, what have I come out with through my experience of the last few months?
It has led me to decide to think outside the box! My endocrinologist was brilliant in how he came to deciding what tests to do to determine diagnosis and use various tests for his study and paper.
So, what I thought was that food had taken prime position in my daily life, looking at my watch, making sure I eat at the right times and preparation, shopping and testing was taking over from doing what I should be doing! I could be doing something else!
So, deciding that food should be provisionally put to the back of my mind and concentrating on other matters through my busy life, I have come up with the idiots diet!
It's simple and straight forward.
It uses the supposition that eating a lot of food at breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, supper, throughout the day, should well and truly be thrown out of the window! How anyone could sustain this glut of foodstuffs is clearly bonkers! No one needs it or should eat that much!
So, I eat when my body tells me, otherwise, when I feel like it! Obviously low carb and healthy for me!
I now only eat every now and then, small meals, and use fasting in between! It is not given a name or label, I don't clock watch! I don't time my fasts, I don't intentionally eat or fast, I can choose, when, why, how or what I eat or fast on the fly. No regiment to my regimen if you like.
It is foolproof! It is easy! You can forget when you ate last, you can please yourself, you can get on with life, and not worry about your next meal. Or constantly shopping, preparing, planning!
It is an idiots guide to a very easy diet!
Eat when you want, fast when you want, no concern over recommendations or advice!
The thing is, it's working for me, I feel great and no anxiety over food. My work, my wife, my family, my sport comes before food!
I never thought I would ever say this!
It is so enlightening!
I am an idiot, but it works!
Happy days!

I will let you know what comes of this diet!
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