I didn't aim to lose any weight, just not be hungry constantly, but I lost about 15 pounds without trying! I eat more calories than before and quadrupled my fat intake.
I play a lot of competitive tennis, and I can tell that my performance has greatly improved on the court. I can play 3 long sets and outlast my opponents. I used to "crash" around 5pm (especially on tennis match days), but now I am a bundle of energy!
Also, one of the best things I first noticed is how acute my thinking became---so wonderful!!! Also, I never thought I had inflammation in my body, but once I went low-carb, I had a sharp decrease in those aches & pains we chalk up to getting older. My body composition has been changed, too. I look much more muscular, but still feminine.
Getting over the "avoid fat" message that we all hear.
What advice (if any) would you give to someone interested in trying a carbohydrate-restricted or paleo diet? Were there any obstacles that you overcame that could help future dieters?
I learned to cook baked goods with ingredients like almond flour, flax meal & coconut flour. Actually, that was great because I can eat cookies, pancakes, etc. again (low-carb versions), where before I restricted myself. The real food I eat tastes so much better than the "low-fat" garbage!!!!!!
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