Other positive benefits of PB/LR:
*Better sleep, even if I get less of it.
*No more pitting edema in my legs. (I used to have 2-3 Diet Cokes with Lime flavoring a day -- and my legs would swell to an immense size. No bueno.)
*When I get hungry, I don't feel angry or crazy, and I don't feel like I MUST EAT NOW.
*I'm warmer. Although now it's 90 degrees outside, all the time, so until I buy an air conditioner, I won't be cold unless I'm at work. And one of the women I work with complains of being freezing all the time, while I'm fairly toasty. :-)
*Better skin. My skin is glowing. When/if I cheat, I see it immediately.
*Better sense of smell.
*Fewer allergic reactions to dander, metals, pollen, etc.
*Freedom (for the most part) from cravings.
I have to remind myself of what it used to be like for me, how I'd be STARVING every 3-4 hours. I could become highly emotional if my blood sugar got low. I'd get weepy and/or angry if something prevented me from eating. (Boss asked me to stay late? Hysterical meltdown. Held quietly, in the bathroom.) My weight kept spiraling upwards. I'd be too tired to exercise, and I watched my once slender and muscular arms balloon up and become soft and mottled with cellulite. (UGH.) I'd be slightly angry/resentful all day for no reason.
This is all so much better.