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June 15, 2009 2:44 PM Subscribe
Half a day on a low-carb diet and I already feel like hurling. Advice?
posted by kitcat to Health & Fitness (34 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Ok, so I'm wondering if a low-carb diet - 25% carb, 40% protein, 35% fat - is a bad idea for me. It's only been half a day and I feel heavy and nauseous. I can suck it up ( I elected to do this, right?), but I could use some advice.
Maybe my feeling ill is just sqeamishness? To my mind (and palate) meat is ok, large quantities - gross. Lots of fat - really gross. Protein shakes without soy milk and fruit - gross and indigestable. Fish - mostly gross. On the positive side, I love tofu and nuts. And shellfish. Eggs are ok.
Anyhow, why low-carb then? Because despite my best efforts, I've only lost 2 pounds after 9 weeks of effort. I'm 5'2, 136 pounds, 29, female. I've been eating about 1400 cal/day, doing cardio (walk/jog/bike) 3 days a week and weight training another 3 days a week. On top of this, I also walk from work to the gym (40 min) 5 days a week. With only four weeks left to really work it before my vacation, I figure I need to switch something up. I'd love to lose 5 pounds. Is that too much to ask!!!!? So - I plan to maintain the same amount of exercise and the same number of calories, but switch to a low-carb diet. From what I've read, it's a pretty surefire method.
My question is this: will this feeling of grossness fade over the course of a few days? Advice for mitigating the yuck? Your low-carb success stories for encouragement?