Here's how I know. I was feeling tired and run down all the time on this low carb diet, even eating sweet potatoes and fruit. I was cranky and irritable. The thought of ever having a second child sounded utterly impossible. I wasn't enjoying my own child. Work frustrations enraged me. After three days off from exercise, my legs still felt tired going up the stairs to the subway.
None of these are normal for me.
After dinner, with a piece of bagel and cream cgeese at both lunch and dinner (not an ideal choice, but I was treating myself after all the suffering), I'm suddenly a happy mother and human again.
I can't live like that. It's not worth it. There has to be a better way.
For now, my goal is to simply try to eat healthy. Which means some whole grains with my generally low-ish carb diet. And enjoying my child and my life. That has to be the priority.
|Relieved that I am enjoying her again.|