Fair enough. I admittedly have a very bad attitude about PNP... mostly because following it made me sicker than I've ever been. Starchy carbs like potatoes are not my friend.. oddly, since I'm Irish, lol. But if it works for you, there's no reason not to do it. Diet is like religion, these days... best to just let everyone do it however they please.
With something like this or PNP, I think the thing to do is to take from it what is helpful to you and discard the rest.
I suppose it does actually work for some people. I just object to the cult leader- I mean, founder's attitude that it works for EVERYONE without exception and if it makes you sick, you're just lying and/or not eating ENOUGH potatoes! Yeah! Yeah right, lady. Anyway, lol. Not for me.
Same here. Caused me to become bulimic, in fact. Life is a hell of a lot smoother without carbs, for me. I like veggies just fine and 1-2 pieces of fruit are plenty.
And, yes, I am a person for whom carbs beget more carbs - that's why Anabolic Diet did not work for me, I just couldn't stop eating carbs on the carb-up day, it was gross!
To each their own, though.
I'm a lot better. My ED went poof literally overnight when I started Wellbutrin. Turns out I have lifelong dysthymia, which is just the Chinese water torture version of depression. My family and environment taught me to self-medicate in from early childhood with... SUGAR. Lots of it. When I started getting fat, I didn't like that so.. hey! Lets try anorexia! And most anorexics then become bulimic. But in the end, it was all just my brain not having enough serotonin and dopamine (and endorphin, and GABA, etc). As soon as I could medicate that better- and I have to say that Big Pharma has a good idea now and then, since wellbutrin is pretty wicked- I didn't need to torture my body with carbs anymore just to get so I could tolerate life.
How are you doing anyway? Not seen you around for ages and been wondering how you were getting on
I'm not 100%, though. I'm pissed off that I still have low energy and I can't work as hard as I want. But my diet is very stable and my weight is right where I want it, at 120lbs. I let myself have a whack of stevia and coffee and even zomg evilbad ENERGY DRINKS (diet, naturally.) My attitude is that I'm not in this to be a dietary saint, I'm in it to enjoy my life. I like coffee and caffeine. I'm happy with my weight and my diet, and I don't care if it's not perfect and pristine and saintly. Who the hell wants to be a saint, lol!
Last edited by CandylandCanary; 08-12-2011 at 12:33 PM.
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"C is for cookie, that's good enough for me."
"Cookie is a sometimes food."
"Sometimes cookie monster eat APPLE instead of COOKIE. Sometimes eat CARROT."
-Cookie Monster, partially reformed sugarholic