I have tried many different diets along my way to weight loss.. and weight gain and the question that I always end up asking myself is which diet best suits me? I have tried low carbohydrate diets which left me feeling like I was cheating myself out all the nutrients that are in all those starchy vegetables. Also, the low carb diets left me craving things like sweets and ice cream which normally I don’t eat very much. I think that part of those cravings are mostly mental cravings because I know that I cannot have those sweet high carb foods. I did notice however that once I stayed on this low carb meal plan the cravings did go away for the most part. This took a couple of weeks to get into the swing of things and mostly the weekends were pure hell for me. On the weekdays the cravings were not so much because I wold be bus with work and exercise.
I did find it hard to stay on this type of meal plan for more than a month or two but I did see results while eating a low carbohydrate diet. The happy medium for me was this process of cycling my carbohydrate intake from day to day. This was the way Chris Powell showed me how to carb cycle. I have been losing weight at a steady pace and I don’t feel those uncontrollable cravings like I did when I was on a strict low to no carbohydrate diet. Now this diet may not be the right fit for everyone because unlike most diet experts (which I am not) I don’t believe that there’s a one size fits all approach to dieting. I know some people that lose weight by eating strictly vegan and then I know some people that could not even stand the thought of never eating meat again. I believe that I fall into the last category. So, go out and find a healthy eating habit that suits you and be sure to make sure that it is a well rounded one!