No Carbs, Sugar or Salt for You! That is what my Doctor told me yesterday morning. What? No Carbs, Sugar or Salt! What am I supposed to eat? lettuce? What about Ketchup (my favorite condiment that goes on everything)? No! I just kind of stared at my Doc with my mouth open. Luckily, I have a fantastic Doctor. He showed me my labs and explained that I was dangerously close to being diabetic and had high blood pressure. This came as no surprise since diabetes runs in my family and I have been overweight since I broke my leg and had my operations years ago. However, it didn't prevent me from going into shock. Doc then explained to me that he is diabetic and went over his daily meals, what he does at restaurants and the fact that I could use the Atkins diet as a guide.
Now that my blood pressure has calmed down and I have started breathing normal, I think that this will be great for me. I have been wanting to lose the extra weight and become healthy again for some time now. I also have a wedding to go to in February and a 10 year high school reunion sometime next year. I have been spending a lot of time on the Atkins website and there is a plethora of information there. You can get the details of their plan, look up carbs for just about any food, see what you should and should not eat and even plan out your menus! We went to the store yesterday and bought 10 lbs of chicken, some ham, turkey, bacon and some low carb grain crackers. With my new found knowledge, I now know which vegetables to buy (corn is a no go!) and I am going to make a second trip today.
Meat, Veggies, Cheese and Eggs are my new staples! It really isn't that bad once you explore your options. Have any of you ever done the Atkins diet? Any recipes or recommendations? I would love the advice! Wish me luck. : )