Since entering my thirties, I've really tried to be more conscious of my heath. It may have been those nasty people that talk about slowing metabolisms after your twenties that led me into that vein of thought. But as I've looked briefly over many popular diets, there's just not one I can feel totally comfortable sticking with. So, not to be dissuaded, I decided to create my own diet by picking and choosing some of the best parts of those other diets.
Take for instance the Atkins diet. That can come in handy when someone makes a big, meaty breakfast. I mean, I'm not a big meat eater, but sometimes a girl can really go for bacon wrapped sausages (did I say that outloud?). So I keep this diet around for my steak and pork days--they creep in there more often than you'd think! But, let's be honest, getting rid of carbs is lame! Who doesn't like a buttery roll or french toast (to compliment your bacon wrapped sausage!)?
Which brings me to the next portion of my diet, the low-fat diet. See a lot of carbs are low in fat, so this part of my diet allows me to eat all kinds of carbs, while still enjoying the benefits of the Atkins diet. Bagels, bread, rolls, crackers, are all allowed in this part of the diet. Just check the labels and make sure they're low-fat!
I get hungry often, so I found the Body for Life diet. In this diet you get to eat multiple meals throughout the day! It also mentions stuff about exercise, but I don't really like exercise, so I ripped those pages of the book out. I feel so much better knowing I can combine a carb and protein 5-7 times a day!
The one problem I was finding, was that none of the diets allowed for sugar. It turns out sugar is bad for you! But I had a friend who did Weight Watchers, where you assign points to food by how bad they are for you. Each day you get to eat a certain number of points. I don't really know how those points are calculated, so I just kind of wing that part. I remember her telling me that McDonald's ice cream cones were only, like, 3 points. Which indicates to me that ice cream is not bad for you at all. And ice cream has sugar in it, so probably most things with sugar in them aren't bad either. This portion of the diet really has given me freedom. So many sugary things I can choose from. Did you know Coke has sugar in it?
Things are going pretty well. It hasn't been hard at all to be consistent and strong, it's pretty much like I'm not dieting at all! I'm considering writing a book though, because that's kind of a popular thing to do when you create an awesome diet. However, that sounds kind of hard, and like it might make me exercise something, and my diet just doesn't allow for that kind of work-out.