Well, here I go again. I have been on Atkins (or some other variation of low carb) so many times - in fact I've lost the same 10lb so many times that I'd have disappeared if I hadn't kept regaining it. My mistake? - to see it as 'a diet'.
This time, no going back, hence the title. This is how I eat, from now on.
I'm 56. I recently discovered that I have PCOS, and have probably had it for many years. It explains so much - irregular, light periods all my life - endometriosis - why I developed very high blood pressure in my mid-30's - why I've had two DVTs and also a PE that nearly killed me - and also it explains why the weight sticks to me like glue! Low carb is the only way forward for me.
For the moment I've put 10 stone 6lb as my goal, because that's where I hit the green zone on the British Heart Foundations' BMI chart. But when I felt best about myself - a very long time ago now! - I weighed 8 stone 3 or thereabouts - BMI 21 - so that would mean losing another 30lb on top of that.
B - protein shake, black coffee
L -MiM plus a bit of cheddar and some green salad, and a cappucino
Snack - 100ml homemade zero carb yogurt
D - chicken BLT plus a couple of glasses of red wine.