Despite aquafit, cutting out the coke and counting calories, I gained 1.1 kg in a week – almost two pounds. After the initial disappointment, I knew I had to make up my mind: either continue as I did, with the very slow weight loss and occasional gains in between, or get serious about it. So I am officially dieting now. Calorie counting, and no carbohydrates after 6 PM; and in just two days the weight went back down to 99.5 kg.
I’m not going to lie, the low carb approach is hard for me. Contrary to popular opinion, proteins don’t fill me up longer than carbohydrates. Going hungry during the day is not too bad, because I know the next meal is coming eventually, but I also get hungry before it is time for bed. Last night, I got so desperate that I drank a huge cup of broth – at 23 kcal and a negligible amount of carbs, it was the only way to shut up my stomach without messing up.
During the day, I still eat carbohydrates. Partly because high protein breakfasts don’t sit well with my stomach, partly because I would fall off the wagon within 72 hours. I like them too much. Funny how it is not the cola or chocolate that are giving me a hard time, but stuff like rice or fruit.
I am not sure how long I am going to do this. As long as it doesn’t make me miserable, I guess. Even though I can boast a long history of unsuccessful diets, the last one was a few years back, and I never tried low carb. I hope that this new approach in combination with the depression treatment will give me the willpower to stick to it for a while.