This post is one day late, but I will attempt to make up for lost time. During Day 9 of the Chronic Illness Challenge we ask:
Have you ever tried any alternative therapies? If so, what? Did they work?
I guess I am just not an adventurous patient. I have not tried that many alternative therapies, but I have tried the Modified Atkins Diet.
I am not sure what I was attempting to do could be considered the Modified Atkins Diet or if it was simply a low carb high fat diet. I knew the number of carbs had to be less than 20g per day, and I tried to focus eating mainly healthy fats.
The diet helped me lose 8 pounds during a weight loss challenge that covered 4 months. Trying to curb pizza and chinese food cravings were the worst. Pinterest was a great help in finding new Modified Atkins recipies. Pinterest has a lot of ways to make your favorite recipies Modified Atkins friendly.
I felt that it worked to some degree, and also helped me lose weight. When the end of the semester comes, I have a lot of deadlines to meet and need to start worrying about the number of classes that I will have next semester. During these times, it is too easy for me to just grab something convenient regardless of the number of carbs that it has.