Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My low-carb diet is working

Stuffed Burgers- you'll never miss the bun- low carb cooking

After googling to find some way to help myself with my seizures, I came across many articles that suggested using a low carb diet to help with seizures, so after checking with my endocrinologist and getting the go ahead I started.  Wow!!! what a difference it has made.  No more seizures.  The meds helped to make the seizures less frequent and less severe, but didn't get rid of them.  The diet is a moderate Atkins diet, phase 2, and I have found the Atkins website to be of great use.  http://www.atkins.com/Homepage.aspx  They have lots of tips and recipes and help.
I have also found that every time I'm tempted all I have to do is remember the seizures and  the temptation tends to go away.  I have also started cooking for myself, right now my getting better outweighs any other persons preferences in food.  I'll gladly fix for whoever in the house wants to eat the way I do, but for the most part they would rather fix for themselves.  I am now trying new recipies and learning to enjoy cooking again.  It makes a big difference in how much you can enjoy cooking when you don't have to worry about someone else's opinion.  I have found many recipes that I like in the South Beach Diet Summer Cookbook and the South Beach Diet Cookbook.  If you would like to buy one for yourself just click on the picture and it will take you to Amazon.com where I have found the best prices and service.
As I adapt some of these recipes and come up with my own I will post them.  By learning new ways to cook and experimenting with new reciepes, I have taken what could have been an onerous lifestyle change and made it fun.                                                                                                                                                                                    Right now I can't publish my recipes as I had to reset Windows which means I have to reinstall my programs and reinstall my backed up information which is proving to be a difficult and frustrating task.  I will get it done but it might take a couple of days.



1 comment:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What great timing for this post! I'm trying to eat a reduced carb diet too, so thanks for the link to the Atkins website!