Holiday Cookies

An Quick Update on My Slow Carb Diet Progress

by Eric on December 9, 2012 · 2 comments

in Diet Results

As you may have noticed, it’s been awhile since I published my last diet results post (about a month ago).  Don’t worry, I haven’t given up on the slow carb diet, and I still plan on continuing to create and publish my slow carb diet recipes.

I just wanted to take a few minutes and write an update on my diet progress (or lack thereof), because I suspect many other people are running into the same issue this time of year.

The holiday season usually does no favors for your diet.  Between holiday parties, celebratory meals, vacations, and good baking (thanks Tiffany), the temptations are tenacious and seemingly limitless.

Although I haven’t followed the diet strictly for the past month, the good news is I’m currently only 1-2 pounds higher than my lowest reported weight a month ago (180.8).

Although there have been times where I’ve binged on cookies and sweet potato casserole, I’ve made sure to keep myself in line by eating slow carb meals for at least breakfast and lunch every day.  Also, the slow cooker has been a good friend of mine.

Learning weight maintenance is just as important as learning weight loss (as it’s often much more difficult to keep the weight off than it is to lose it in the first place), so that’s something I’m trying to master during this season of sugar and carb temptations.

So, what’s the plan from here? I suspect that things will remain the same through Christmas and New Years Day, but after that, I’ll be right back into full compliance with the slow carb diet.  This isn’t some kind of cliche new year’s resolution – it’s simply me resuming what I had been doing for the past several months.

How are you handling your diet during this holiday season?  

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Ed December 19, 2012 at 10:21 am

Yea the holiday season has been brutal for me…but hanging in there I just hope I get out of it alive! lol

Hang in there, if you only gain 1 – 2 pounds this season you will be set up nicely for the spring and summer months!

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Eric December 19, 2012 at 8:05 pm

The holiday season is so tough, but like you said, if we can get through it not gaining more than a few pounds, we’ll be in good shape for the start of next year. Good luck!

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