Today went well with the food... and I'm grateful for every good low-carb day after months of sugar and refined carb induced "fog".
What's amazing me the most is how fast my body responds to this way of eating - I guess that even through my 5 months of "carb hell" my body did not forget how well it felt and how well it ran on the years of low-carb fuel. This quick shift to more energy and a clearer mind is just helping me to cement my resolve to stay "clean"
This is what I wrote to one of my email groups... for those of you who are interested in getting to know who I am...
Robert here, an American man living in Germany. I've joined this group as I am trying to recover from a 5-month spin into "carb hell" with an accompanying 35 lb. weight gain.
My story is really very simple. Life was going along fine, I was maintaining a slender/normal weight for around 2 years (I do a slightly modified version of Schwarzbein).
Well, it's almost bedtime here in Germany and I made it through my first LC day back. I'm very proud of myself for pulling myself back from very serious active carb addiction.
On the positive side, I could feel my body saying "yeees" by the late afternoon - I know that this is the only way for me to get to and maintain a healthy, normal weight.
On the negative side: the cravings. I know that many people (ironically most of them are not carb addicts!) believe
There doesn't seem to be much activity here, but that's not going to keep me from writing!
I'm an American living in Germany, where carbohydrate addiction and a low-carb lifestyle are non-existent concepts.
I'm coming off a 5 month gain of around 35 lbs. after almost 2 years of a stable, healthy low-carb lifestyle maintained weight.
So what happened? The day came along in October of last year when I simply said "it won't really hurt to have just one; I