Hi Antonius I just saw your post. I'm not doing the diet bet this time but just wanted to give you a little feedback. I got diagnosed with hypothyroidism during the last diet bet and when I did research I found out that extreme exercise and especially low carb diets can trigger a low metabolism up to 50% lower than normal caused by thyrpid problems specifically a thing called Reverse T3 which essentially cancels out T3 in the body which regulates metabolism and weight loss. Well that sucks and I hated finding that out because I've loved low carb for years especially Atkins but that's what happened to me.
Now I'm just trying to figure out how to eat a more balanced diet with less sugar, no processed stuff and carbs but good ones. I'm not to happy as you can tell cause I had the low/no carb down and was successful but I never imagined it would boomerang on me like that. I really appreciated all your support and encouragement from the last diet bet Antonius. My best to you and your family :)
Hi Adriana. Thank you for thinking of me. That's so awesome of you. So is the hypothyroidism something recent? ARGH!!!!! that's such a bummer, cause it makes it so hard to keep fit, and hell it can really be a drag on your whole outlook. I hear it can really lead to some serious depression. SO what you have to do every day is smile that AWESOME smile I see in your pic.
And look in the mirror so you can see it too. Probably all us fools get to appreciate a beautiful smile. I know if makes people happy, so cash in on that.
You'll have to be mentally strong, and that ain't easy, but I'm sure you will figure it out. Last dietbet I think somebody mentioned some treatment/med that might work.
Oh, and my favorite book about diet (longer than Tim's piece and a bit different, but overall a great approach) the Okinawa diet. awesome if you like asian-ish food. Easy to cook and all healthy dishes. Fast cook times too.