I have been trying to find a new eating lifestyle, that I can adapt for life. I have known issues with sugar addiction. After much research, the Paleo diet or caveman diet, makes a lot of sense to me.
Our modern diet is full of crap no one needs, IMHO. Sugar makes my metabolism go crazy. So. Onto the Paleo diet....no grains, no legumes, no refined anything, but you can eat meats, nuts, veg(no potatoes if you are actively trying to drop pounds), and fruit!, which differs from Atkins. This diet, just makes sense.
Around November, 2011, I began to clean up my diet. But, I was still eating sugar, flour and drinking soda (my weakness!). But, I was cutting back, and actively making better choices.
Fast forward, to February 2012, my body is finally ready to cut out refined carbs. I have slayed the demon, so to speak! Today, carbs were 1/2 an apple and some blackberries. Woohoo! And those blackberries tasted so sweet! My sugar cravings are gone!! And let me tell you, I was the biggest sugar junkie before. And, on the phentermine, my calories stay below 1000 cals a day, no problem, and no, I'm not feeling starved. I feel just fine, actually
I'm excited to see where this will lead. Thanks to psych meds(Zyprexa, risperidone), hypothyroidism and bad eating habits, I packed on the weight. I'm done with it...time to change!