I have talked with my doctor about what I eat and see suggested a book "Why We Get Fat…" Then yesterday I was coaching my player and she told me about another book "The Four Hour Body…" and her experience following that diet. There are strong similarities between the approaches in that they both reduce carbohydrates from flour markedly, cut out sweets, and you eat meat, fat, and lots and lots of vegetables. She's been doing this for a week or two and having more energy and needing less sleep. Then she had some pizza. She immediately felt lousy, had brain fog, and had pain in her joints. Very likely this was because she re-introduced gluten and flour into her diet.
Since I had my player's experience and my doctor's recommendation I bought the book "Why We Get Fat…" on Kindle, skimmed it, and decided to give this new diet a try. I am so tired of being tired. I need 12 hours of sleep a night and more rest on the weekends. It gets in the way of doing what I want.
So, today, my niece helped me re-arrange kitchen so that I am ready to cook on my stove. (My disability also results in less than average strength.) And I am purchasing different food tonight from Safeway.com. I am ready for my one-week experiment.
What I like about it is that you eat when you're hungry and eat until you are full. And I can stop worrying about what I'm eating because I have a list of what's okay and I can just choose from that.