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The Good Food Diet

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I absolutely love CALP and what it has done for me. I have no doubt that I am a carbohydrate addict and I actually enjoy this way of eating. My biggest problem is that I love food, all food, including sweets. I have been in control of my diet for the last three years and have lost an incredible amount of weight. I have managed to get myself in great physical shape and I really like the way my exercise program makes me feel. I have been establishing habits that are beneficial to my health and I will never have to deprive myself of any food that I want ever again.

I still have weight to lose but I am closer to my goal than I ever thought possible. I have found the best way for me to eat because I can go anywhere and still follow this program. My favorite food is meat, closely followed by chocolate, sweets, and breads. I have been losing weight without ever feeling hungry or deprived, and I have been learning how to deal with my addiction to carbohydrates without ever having to avoid them. Every time that I tried following a diet that deprived me of the foods that I love, it did not take long for me to fall back on old habits and fail at another attempt at getting my excess weight off. I did not realize at the time that my eating habits of including carbohydrates in every meal that I ate was affecting my insulin levels and causing me to want more. I rode that roller coaster most of my life without realizing that I did not need to give it up entirely, I just needed to control the ride. I have found the way to take my ride once a day knowing full well that I get to take another ride every single day for the rest of my life.

I am noticing a lot of former fat people getting thin, and I would guess that the majority have lost their weight following some sort of low carb diet. I was always able to lose a few pounds in my fight to becoming thin, but I was never able to keep them off. I have never enjoyed artificial products, but in my fight to become thin, I replaced all of my refined carbohydrates with them. My cupboards were full of products that I did not like and the recipes that I could find were not satisfying in any way. There was a time where I could start my day with a low carb muffin and even though it was low carb, it did not matter to my body because all my body knew was that there was artificial sugar in that muffin and my insulin levels would spike. The roller coaster ride would begin that morning and even though I was eating low carb, I was unable to control the ride. I was not teaching myself how to deal with my carbohydrate addiction because I was eating artificial products that were unable to trick my body into believing they were not refined carbohydrates. I am in control of my diet and the only reason that it could ever be considered a low carb diet is because I only include carbohydrates in one meal that I eat each day. My carbohydrate choices are foods that I love which include bagels w/cream cheese, breads, cakes, chocolate, potatoes, rice, sweet potatoes, etc. The foods that I eat are not necessarily healthy choices, but they are healthier choices than I have ever made because I am able to eat them in moderation now.

The most important part of following what my husband would like to call “The Good Food Diet”, is that I follow the three simple guidelines of CALP. I love the feeling of being in control of my health and I am proud of my accomplishment in making me look and feel better about myself.

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About LowCarbForLife

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About me

I'm Teri and I am 54 years old. I have been fighting my weight since I was fourteen, dieting my way all the way up to 236 lbs. I started my weight loss program on March 3, 2008, and at that time I was unable to get into the largest pair of jeans I owned, size 18W. I have lost close to 100 pounds, and I now wear a size 4 jeans. My diet and exercise program have me feeling better than I could have ever imagined and I did it without starving or depriving myself in any way.

I am getting myself into better shape and my goal of becoming fit and healthy is getting closer every day.

Here's a link to my Progress Photos.

Current Diet Type
Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program (CALP)

Current Exercise Routine
Resistance/Strength Training using Bowflex, Walk Away the Pounds (WATP), & Callanetics

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