I took myself off the wagon for a day yesterday. I wasn't sure what to do with my hives, and if my diet was causing my body to have a bad reaction or lower immune system. So I decided to look for another alternative diet. I thought maybe the GI diet could be something I try (look at my previous post about Other Low Carb Diets).
Since I wasn't sure what to do about my diet, and I was just tired of eating eggs with some form of fat, I didn't follow LCHF for a day. I tried a real GI meal, had some strawberries and even had a small glass of Pepsi, oh yeah even some Italian chocolates. If I was pulling myself off the wagon to read the books and figure out what to do, I decided I was going to enjoy that day. I actually didn't eat that much like I thought I would, I became really full easily, and even after a couple of sips of Pepsi it wasn't all that WOW sensation or feeling like I thought it was going to be. The chocolates were good, but after I had 3 small chocolates, it was more than plenty for me. I think the most pleasing part was the Strawberries, eating that was just heavenly.
I thought after pulling myself off of LCHF for a day I'd be completely ruined. I thought I'd crave nothing but sweets. But I actually don't have any sweet cravings at the moment. It's really strange, that I wasn't like a crack addict who with one dose goes straight back to being completely off the wagon for good. I guess after a month of no sweets, my body just doesn't really care for them too much now.
This morning when I weighed myself it was up by only half a pound, which I thought was really small for having carbs yesterday. My weight usually jumps up and down the scale everyday, just the other day before I took a day off, I gained almost a whole pound, and that's with me counting every bit of carb.
I lost a whopping 9.2lbs in 4 weeks, I'm really pleased about it. But if I switched over to the GI diet I'd have to do GI i Praktikens Phase 1 part, which is very very similar to LCHF. If I don't mind a much slower weightloss then I can do Phase 2.