After much insistence from the Hubby, he and I have been doing The South Beach Diet this week. He read the book from cover to cover and was excited to get our blood chemistry back on track. Whatever. I have read the book before and attended a function where the author spoke. In my opinion, the beginning phase of this diet is TOO strict and not necessary. I think God made fruit and it's good for us, so why can't I eat some? And carrots. Carrots are good. They have beta-carotene.
But Hubby really wants to be healthy and apparently the only way for us to be healthy is to go entirely sugar-free and refined flour-free for two weeks. It's been 6 days. Six days of eating turkey bacon and eggs for breakfast. Six days of no fruit. Six days of boring dinners. The problem is that I feel TERRIBLE. I don't think he and I have the same blood chemistry to begin with or something. Because with absolutely no sugars at all? I feel grouchy. I feel grumpy. I feel shaky. I feel tired and mean, and I'm in a bad mood all day long. I don't feel like I want a large glass of sweet tea and a huge slice of cake...but I don't feel right at all. Maybe my blood sugar is not high enough now? I mean we're only eating white meat chicken and squash around here. And lettuce, but no dressing. And beans. Yum.
Have you been on this diet before? Does it take weeks to adjust? Or am I going to feel bad the whole time we're on it? Or is this a stupid diet and I should be watching calories instead? Comments?? Thoughts, please?