Not really an article, just an announcement: Yesterday (September 4th) was my Low Carb-iversary. I went low carb the day after Labor Day 1995, so I have now been on low carb for 17 years. Since I will be 54 in 6 weeks or so, that means I have been low carb for 31% of my life now.
I have no arthritis. I still have all my teeth, with no cavities and no gum disease. I can read very fine print without glasses. As I write this, I am waiting for That Nice Boy I Married to come home and do our Slow Burn heavy resistance work out with me before our low carb dinner.
My recent bloodwork indicates that my low carb diet is doing me no harm, and much good, with super-low triglycerides, high HDL, and a very healthy HbA1c, which, for a girl who has been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome, is no small thing. And no, my kidneys have not asploded.
I miss nothing. I love the low carb food I eat, and look at most of what is in my local grocery store with a detached surprised — “My gosh, you mean people think that’s food? They eat that?” I never have to go hungry. Even when I can’t get to food, my energy level is fine, because I easily access my fat stores.
Other than asking That Nice Boy I Married out on that first date (yeah, I asked him), and marrying him five years later, axing the carbs from my diet is the best call I ever made.
I will eat this way for the rest of my life. I look forward to it.
Are you as proud of Dana’s low carb success as we are? Let her know it! Please take a moment to leave her a comment below and let her know what her successful healthy low carb lifestyle means to you and your low carb success.