Sometimes I get a great question from a frustrated friend. “Is low-carbing worth it? Should I try again?”
It is definitely worth it to try again! Anything worthwhile in your life is worth fighting for, no matter how many times you have to begin anew.
Low-carbing is a lifestyle, and like any lifestyle, it is difficult to change old perceptions and ways of doing things. Our brains have been programmed to behave certain ways. Changing to new ways of thinking and doing things takes time.
You remember how wonderful the healthy lifestyle of low-carbing made you feel, so my advice? Give this extra effort the next two weeks of your life.
Remember that Atkins and low-carb shouldn’t be any more of an event in your day than caring for braces.
You take time initially getting used to the braces and the fact that you can’t have caramel or huge mouthfuls of crunchy apple, and you move forward to taking the extra effort to care for your mouth appliance.
And when accidents happen do you rip the braces from your straightening teeth? No. You work through it.
A low-carb lifestyle becomes natural eventually, with some practice. And anything you do for health should feel as normal as caring for your teeth on a daily basis. You need your teeth and you need your health.
So go care for those braces!