What's up with low-carb dieters these days?
I really need someone to explain it to me. I'm at a total loss to understand.
I realize that dieting is difficult, that it requires you to give up a lot of your favorite foods, revamp your lifestyle, and substitute those old food habits with healthier alternatives, but c'mon.
- I mean, do you really expect to drop 15 pounds in only a couple of weeks?
- Do you enjoy all of the pain and misery you are bringing upon yourself due to these false expectations and fantasies?
- Did someone, somewhere, tell you that low-carb diets are a quick weight-loss scheme?
Where did that idea actually come from?
Why are so many people coming here to this blog with the idea that if they don't shed some water weight and perhaps a little muscle tissue during the first week or two, then low carb isn't worth the effort?
This self-torture doesn't make sense to me.
Whether its 3 days, 8 days, 2 weeks, or a month, choosing to torture yourself about what your body is or isn't doing won't make the body fat come off any faster.
Low carb diets are not crash diets!
The only way you “might” lose 15 pounds in 2 weeks is if you're seriously obese and have never gone on a diet before in your entire life. While some people do experience those types of results, they are the exception to the rule. They are not the norm.
So how about you?
- Are you torturing yourself by being miserable because you don't like what your bathroom scale is saying today?
- Are you letting that number on the scale control how you feel and act?
- Is that number so important to you that you're allowing it to determine your self worth?
Here are 7 brutal ways that low carbers have been torturing themselves lately. See if you can recognize yourself doing any of these things. If so, please tell me why living in the misery of self-pity just for the sake of weight loss is so appealing to you.
I really want to understand what's going on here.