So it's Day 3 of being on Atkins and already I've gone from 232.5 lbs to 229.25 lbs. I've not had an energy level dip like I was anticipating based on other people's comments but I do feel weak at several points throughout the day and I am feeling queasy after eating for about an hour. I suspect the queasiness is my stomach having a tantrum and screaming "Where are the cream cakes?!?!"
Other than that, it's not so bad. I thought it would be really bland but actually I've surprised myself with how delicious a plain meal can be made with some extra salt and a dollop of mayo. Being able to use olive oil and butter rather than having to use diet cooking sprays etc is a delight for the amateur chef in me.
The early weightloss has has a profound effect on me. Tonight for example, I've had my dinner and was still a little hungry and while rooting through the fridge for something discovered my other half has bought himself a bar of chocolate and left it in the fridge. He knows I'm looking for food and offers me the chocolate and whereas normally, I would waiver and then the demon craving voice would say "Oh a small piece won't hurt".
Then I remembered we have some chocolate icing from a recent pre atkins baking session and again started to think "A little bit won't hurt" when out of nowhere a totally different voice stormed into my head, slapped the weak voice around and said "Yea, cos that motto has worked so well for us up till now!"
So being unable to find something to satisfy me in the fridge and this new voice silencing my demon cravings, I've made myself an atkins milkshake and solved the problem.
I've dieted before and the slow weightloss has always been the demotivating factor for me. In order to stick with something as big as a lifestyle change, I need to be put in a position early on where I've achieved something that I don't want to lose. 3lbs in 3 days is a promising start and fills me with hope that by the end of the week I could be down to 227 and by the end of next week, I could be in the next stone bracket. The early weight loss has created a stronger voice that offers me something more alluring than the demon craving can. The new voice offers a new me.
Who in their right mind would choose chocolate over that?