At my doctor's insistance, I started Dr. Gundry's diet plan (Diet Evolution) yesterday. I'm a vegetarian bordering on vegan, but am an absolute carbaholic.. sugar and carbs are my drugs of choice, so this is a bit scary for me. I have tried very diet out there... and have even done a NO carb plan, but that was decades ago before I gave up eating meat (including chicken and fish).
I was wondering if anyone who has been on this diet has experienced any side effects. I'm not sure if it's lack of caffeine or the withdrawal from sugar, but i had a major headache by the end of the day yesterday, and woke up with a worse one this morning.
The issue i have with this diet is that it's SO restricting and i feel deprived which makes me angry and irritable... I'm going to stay on this plan until my next visit with my Dr... i then may change to another plan that's easier for me to stick with.. this is SO restrictive.. especially the first 2 weeks.. i can't even add sweetner to my coffee...
and i miss not being able to have any fruit!
Thanks so much for the encouragement... I need to lose 100 lbs or more.. this is the heaviest i've ever been in my life...
time will tell.. i will join the blog you suggest as soon as i get a chance.. hopefully, i can do that today... THANKS AGAIN...
The encouragement is really REALLY appreciated... I'm on day 3.. and i find that I am still missing my carbs... no fruit of any kind even for the first 2 weeks... I think the headaches may have been caused initially by some new BP meds I'm taking.
I have to say i HAVE been really good about the water.. drinking it regulary and especially when I feel hungry which is all the time. I have to say that I'm so bored with the vegetables...NOTHING sounds good.
I am hoping that by the end of the 2 weeks, the cravings will have lessened,
As for the lifestyle, that's scary, but i'm trying. I am trying to look at this like a "prescription" and not for weight loss as i always thought i could cheat on those kinds of diets... instead I'm just looking for this to make me feel better.
Thanks again for taking the time to respond and encourage. It means more than you can know!