After watching Tom Naughton's "Fat Head" a while back, my housemate decided to do a bit of research into low-carbohydrate / high protein diets to see if this might be an interesting course to follow. He ended up losing around 30 lbs in a few months, having a life-long acne problem clear up, and seeing a serious abatement in this weird gut - migraine sort of problem he'd have fairly regularly.
As the house has a decent library on the subject, have been reading a fair bit on the theories behind why all that bread / pasta / sugar is not good for us, as well as some of the different takes on low carb, be it the Eadses' plan, Paleo, Primal, etc. Am currently kind of loosely following the Thirty Day Low Carbohydrate Solution, and finding it not difficult at all. It sort of reminds me of the old Weight-Watchers before it got kind of loosey-goosey and started pushing low-fat in general, their products specifically.
The only thing that's been kind of weird has been no oatmeal / muffins / tartines for breakfast. Still, resourceful sort that I am, am managing to find ways to not get tired of eggs for breakfast.
|This morning's breakfast: a bit of avocado for the potassium, veggies and a couple of deviled eggs. Made them with homemade mayonnaise (surprisingly easy to make - here's my go to recipe, with a couple tweaks: 1.) I use all olive oil. 2.) I use the whole egg.) and some dill from the garden.|