So after 4 months on this diet, I have gone down 3 sizes, lost 15kgs and…my cholesterol levels are higher than when I started.
I eat way more veggies, I do not eat excessive fats, but I do eat full cream everything. I do not eat meat excessively either. My typical day is a flaxseed muffin for breakfast or seed crackers I make myself. Besides the natural oil in the seeds, the only fat in there is an egg in the muffin.
I eat a salad for lunch with 1 tablespoon mayo.
Dinner is the only meal where things are different and I am not so strict. It still contains veggies or/and meat…but again, iti s not junk or bought food. I cook it.
I do not eat snacks. I do not eat sugar. In the four months I was on the diet, I cheated four time: 2 mini quiches, a slice of cheesecake (which did not stay long, I was ill after), and one small slice of pizza.
I am not sure what else I should not be eating. I eat very high fibre already with the seeds and cruciferous veggies (cabbage, kale, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower). Yes, I eat fat, but I did not think it was too much.
I feel like giving up. I feel like going off and making myself a big cup of tea with normal dairy full cream milk and giving up on this whole thing. I will just go take the statin drugs, with all the side effects it has and the risk of birth defects if I ever get pregnant via an oopsie.
I will just take the drugs, and eat whatever and just give this up, because it is not working.
I love fruit, and I have even given up eating those because of the high sugar. I was about to start eating berries and melon again, but I just don’t know. Is this worth it?
I have a family history of cardiac disease and high cholesterol. So I know there is genetics in here I can do nothing about. I did, however, think that if I tried really hard, I could make a difference and delay those statins until I was a bit older and really not going to ever be pregnant. I think for me, the risks to a child if I was ever pregnant is the biggest thing. I am 37 now and I know I do not want anymore children, but the fact is, I can have children still and I do all the things that could make children. Yes I use contraception, but this is not 100%. It is very effective, but not 100%, and I do forget sometimes. I am not ready for tube cuts and tube ties also slip open sometimes.
Hubby is not about to get tubes cut either.
Even though I decided one child is enough (I decided, not hubby…I made him think it is what he wants), sometimes I still want another three kids.