Thursday, January 10, 2019

Back on Track!

Finally, after several attempts, I'm back on track with low-carb, real food. I don't know what made the difference, but I'm eating high-fat, low-carb food without (many) palpitations, stomach upset, weird cravings or aversions to foods like oily fish. My diet hasn't been awful for the past three years(!), certainly better than the standard American diet, but I had problems with lower back pain, lack of energy, acne, bloating, and some dental problems. Whatever it was that affected me around the time I moved in 2015 seems to have resolved itself.

Maybe it was a combination of stress and the lack of "guts" (think antibiotics due to root canal, due to my bike wreck) to deal with it. In the course of four years, my father died, I was accused of crimes I didn't commit, had to give up dancing because it hurt my knee, I moved across the country, worked at five different places, my dog Molly died, and my mother died.

I should have sought help for my digestive problems, especially since money wasn't one of my problems. Not from a traditional gastroenterologist--I've been to them and they were useless--but a doctor hip to low-carb. Maybe I could have gotten well years ago.

In any case, I started doing better around Thanksgiving and by December, I didn't even have a dessert with Christmas dinner (we went out to eat). This month I added a few blogs to my list and discovered some terrific recipes on The Low Carb Diabetic that have gotten me through a lot of breakfasts. Thanks, Jan! I love the raspberry cream cheese mug cupcake, the peppermint low-carb mocha latte, and the pork casserole with sunshine peppers.

I've also taken my own advice about nuts and stopped snacking on them; they're condiments now.

My dog Biggs, who's been with me over a year now, eats low carb, real food. His dandruff quickly went away after he came to live with me. He doesn't run on the treadmill like Molly did, but he loves to play ball.


4 comments:

Larcana said...

Glad to see you posting! I've had some eating woes, as well. But, I'm also, back on track!

Lori Miller said...

Thanks, Larcana! Glad you're on track, too.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Lori, so pleased to read that your health has improved again now that you are "back on track with low-carb, real food." Both Eddie and I have found it really can and does make such a difference.

So pleased you've found some of the recipe suggestions on the low carb diabetic blog helpful, many thanks for the link-backs.

I hope 2019 is a happy and healthy year for you.

All the best Jan

PS So nice to see the photograph of Biggs, pleased that he too is doing well.

Lori Miller said...

Thanks, Jan. Hope you and Eddie are having a great new year.