Tuesday, April 20, 2010

G.I. Diet....



Thank you Jim for telling me about your success with the G.I. Diet, I was shocked there was a diet I was NOT aware of (and it was nice to hear of his "easy success") ... Even after successful gastric bypass surgery, it's a forever "battle"... and hearing how many gain (plus some) all of their weight they lost - I admit, I'm a diet junkie for life! My surgeon said stats showed many post bariatric surgery patients gain 10% of what they lost 4-5 years post op... and I'm exactly at that rate... and have been for over a year, maybe I've hit my target weight and should just accept it... but NO - that may mean gain a pound. I admit, living with another post op patient (Phil) makes the daily struggle easier - but it's still a struggle and when our son is away at school, this is NOT the house to think you'll find ANYTHING sweet or "good" to eat... it's just NOT here!  I just purchased the G.I Diet book today, it's "easy" - 3 columns - red (don't touch food), yellow (touch moderately) and green (go to town)... that's what I call easy... it's a successful diet for diabetics... primarily low fat, and based on a glycemic index, with some easy to follow recipes... if nothing else, it's a good read and easy to follow. SO... for the upteenth-hundreth time, I'll have NEW items on my grocery list... "Oh God" 

1 comment:

Frau said...

I'm going to have to get that book...I wish losing weight and maintaining was easy. I have put on so much weight living here, I'd like to blame it all on depression but lets face it I love the chocolate and beer and bread....list goes on and on. Good luck and one day at a time.