ElizabethEl's Journal, 18 January 2013

Didn't have time for more than my 'woo hoo' earlier....but wanted to record some 'side benefits' of the Atkins WOE for my body. This is to remind me if I ever fall off the wagon (again).

Three weeks into the diet and:

I've lost 7.4 lbs.

My 'arthritic' left knee, usually constantly painful, has no pain. Going up my stairs used to be very painful, always had to lead with the right leg - now I can do stairs like a normal person.

My sinus' post nasal drip, which normally requires homeopathic "Sinus" remedy daily, and/or Mucinex nightly, is just plain gone. The cough that resulted from the post nasal drip and was embarrassing (constantly hacking at the office) is also gone.

My acid reflux, which used to happen 30 minutes after eating, isn't happening. The bottle of TUMS on my nightstand, which used to be required eating about 3am every single night, has gone unused for three weeks. (Think I have a wheat/sugar problem?)

I am very fair skinned and have had a problem the last year with red, scratchy patches along my hairline/forehead. They are clearing up.

Let me remember the goal is health!

Diet Calendar Entry for 18 January 2013:
1699 kcal Fat: 122.14g | Prot: 115.62g | Carb: 38.43g.   Breakfast: heavy cream, coffee, splenda. Lunch: ground beef, mushrooms, low carb tortilla, guacamole, beef broth, cheese. Dinner: mushrooms, Butter Shortbread Cookies-Atkins, marie's blue cheese dressing, chicken, black olives, lettuce, cucumber. Snacks/Other: atkins wild berry shake, carb smart, walden farms, cool whip. more...
on diet Atkins  


Glad you are doing so well! Keep up the good health and positive attitude! 
18 Jan 13 by member: LouAnn Lovato
Just so you know - this is not your imagination. You can Google each of your symptoms and low carb (or low glycemic) and find scientific research to back it up.  
18 Jan 13 by member: BuffyBear
Wow! That is truly amazing. Keep it up! 
18 Jan 13 by member: Sherillynn
It is amazing what happens when we let go of the wheat and refined carbs! 
18 Jan 13 by member: HCB


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