Originally Posted by Charley horse
My plan to do the JUDDD diet did not work...I kept going over calories on my down days. :/
So now I am just doing Atkins till I get into ketosis then I will proceed w/JUDDD.
(Ketosis equals no hunger) Today is my second day on atkins..
Instead of forcing your body into ketosis try eating a balanced diet by counting your calories EVERY DAY. When you are trying to be healthy there is no such thing as an off day-every day is a day to be healthy. Try changing your mindset. You can still eat things if you have them in the proper caloric portions.
I'm not a fan of Atkins. Once you try to eat bread again you gain all the weight back. I tried a ketogenic diet once and it did little for me. However once I counted my calories and ate a balanced diet that was high in protein and healthy carbs and lower in sugar the fat melted off and my muscles became chiseled and I was defined.
Try the MyFitness Pal app to count calories and exercise. It's free and has a huge database of foods and exercises.
Also use spices and naturally flavored foods to satisfy your cravings. You can also make most recipes healthy by substitution of ingredients. For instance when I make enchiladas I use only turkey or chicken and I make sure it's fresh with no preservatives. Use low fat everything and go easy on the cheese and hot sauce. You can make a dish that is traditionally packed with calories surprisingly filling and low cal while staying high protein.