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This morning I weighed myself twice, just to be sure - I have lost slightly more than 8lb in 3 weeks.
I should not be surprised really, as low carb was always effective, but I never quite believe it will work as well as it does.
I have read that restarting never works well - but that is not the case with my metabolism - but I have never had any success with any other diet - though to be honest when I found Atkins I stopped looking - I mean, when you have found a diet where, if taken to extreme you can lose a kilogram a day, and you can fine tune the loss by adding in your favourite carbs in small amounts, why look elsewhere?
Now I have the additional factor of diabetes, but it is type 2, so I just take the tablet and go on low carbing.
An additional benefit is that the loss is mostly fat and not lean body mass. Our scales can measure that, so with a bit of calculation I can work out my lean weight.
I doubt that I will ever have a 24 inch waist again, but all my weight piles on into the middle so I have an equator rather than a waist, but at least that means that my arms and legs aren't large, so I should not - with any luck - get huge folds of skin flapping about.
I really hope that by reducing my weight - or I should say my fat, because I was always muscular and I don't want to lose that, it will mean that I can once again fully control my BG levels. I don't mind if it is by eating low carb for the rest of my life - I was perfectly happy eating 80 gm of carbs a day. I can cope with the lower levels I am eating now - protein and salad stuff with oil and vinegar dressing. Just being able to bend over and pick up things from the floor again makes that worthwhile.
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