Growing up eating was boring, and just necessary. Of course I could get cravings, often hamburger-craving, today I know it´s because I´m a person reacting well to the combo of fat and protein. I´m that body type not getting full for long on veggies but in hours on cream and eggs.
So, when people sat around the table rubbing their stomachs sayin -Mmmmmm and -Aaaaahh about the meal, I sank slowly bored down my chair and under the table.
Then, in my late twenties, I discover South beach diet.
Nono, it´s not a fancy-pancy diet, it´s actully produce by dr Arthur Agaston for his patience. Dr Agaston has dedicate most of his carrier to improve heart scanning and worked a lot with over weight patience gone thru operations linked to the narrow and clogged arteries in your heart. He developed this diet so patience would lower their blood sugar, add good fats and lost weight already after operation bound to their beds.
Now, as in many families, couple diets together so a lot of the partners to the patience started to report fast weight loss meanwhile they felt terrific and never was hungry! And many of them visit their own doctors taking test and could see that their health was better then in years!
You see, the Feeling Great feeling was not just fitting their favorite jeans again- this diet are made so you never starve or need to go hungry. In fact, you eat 6 times a day.
So, I tried it. And after my first two weeks, detoxed from sugar above all, I started to feel flavors from the food.
This newfound heaven sent me straight to the ally of Appreciate tastes. And for the first time, I enjoyed eating!
So, this home made warm cocoa and scramble eggs with a dollop of butter (no added spices) makes my body shiver of joy.
Wanna see a funny face? Me eating store bought candy. I love Snickers and are during process to invent my own recipe of Snickadoodlish bars and cookies ^^/ I sometimes buy one when my blood sugar runs way to low but I thinks the taste is always so strong it almost burn my mouth and no- it´s not as good as my homemade chocolate spongecake with peanut flour in it.
The name? Because dr Agaston was stationary at South Beach! (He´s actually a bit annoyed people thought it´s a "bikini-diet" developed to support the ugly side of socity were skinny people are seing as better then normal or over weight ones- it´s a lifesaving diet peeps, ok!?
Now, I have been eating pretty clean until spring 2016. Personal happenings got my of the wagon with sleep and eating habits putting an extra 10 kg on my poor body (almost 20 pounds) so now we have decided to go South Beach again.
I can´t wait to start!
If you´re interested of this diet, here´s the ISBN number to this awesome book full of true stories as inspiration and deeeeelicious recipes: 9789172320314