5 foot 5. My height. 163. My weight before dieting. 160. My weight now. Back in October, I thought it was time for me to change. I was slightly overweight and I knew it. As such, I thought the best thing for me to do was go on a diet. After hours of extensive research, I was repeatedly coming across success stories of individuals who had lost weight due to the Paleo Diet. I understood that this was the diet for me. Thus, I set off on what I thought would be a life changing experience. All it turned out to be was a big waste of my time.
Why Give Up?
So why did I give up my diet after months of hard work? Well, I did indeed lose weight from the diet. As of December 2013, I weighed 145 pounds, meaning I had lost 18 pounds through the diet. At first it would appear that the diet was working like a charm. I thought this too. In reality, my weight loss was coming from the wrong places. Naturally, I was amazed with my results, but I also understood that diets could have unwanted consequences. This made me decide to visit a doctor. This instinct of mine turned out to be a life saver, as my doctor told me that my diet had caused various blood problems. Not only had I developed slightly low blood sugar, but my cholesterol was also high.
Stopping My Diet
There is no way for me to confirm that my diet had caused my new problems, but I knew that going back to my old eating habits could bring me back to normal. It turned out that I was doing something wrong indeed, as after giving up my diet as my odd New Years resolution, my blood sugar deficiency was cured of.
Looking back at my events, I feel as though I did the right thing by giving up my diet. Should you do the same? I feel as though my experiences were unique to myself, as I had been treated for low blood sugar in the past. I have nothing against the Paleo Diet; it’s great and did what it was supposed to do. However, it just was not the right diet for me.