Thursday, January 11, 2007

(Link>) Me Tarzan, you Jane

Me Tarzan. Me have strong hands and arms. Me grab vines, swing through trees.

You Jane. You have weak hands, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, complain about upper arms killing you because you hobble around apartment on two canes.

Me think you must lose weight. Maybe arms not hurt so much if you ten pounds lighter.

Okay, okay, I'm back on the Carbohydrate Addicts' Diet, munching celery all day. You happy now? Shut up, Tarzan.

P.S. This diet is much easier to stick to when I'm not working. I have only about half an hour left for lunch after Women's Tehillim (Psalms) Group and Minchah (Afternoon Service), and it's impossible to eat tuna and vegies and take a walk at the same time. So I end up eating yogurt (high-carb) or nuts and raisins (high-carb) while getting a little fresh air and exercise. And there goes the diet. 'Course, the M & M peanuts, my favorite form of caffeine, don't help, either. Unfortunately, the tannic acid in caffeinated (as opposed to herb) tea makes me sick to my stomach. I really must develop a taste for coffee. (Blech!)


Blogger Unknown said...

I do the low glycemic load - you might like that better. If you need info, email me. It comes off slow at first but then it's VERY easy. It's great and you eat constantly. CONSTANTLY. It may very well work for you!!!! Too bad you can't have Pops make you some coffee. I had to stop drinking tea so much and switched...we drink decaf though...but it's delicious :)

Thu Jan 11, 11:13:00 AM 2007  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Z, actually, the Carb Addicts' diet worked for me for about a decade. The deal is the opposite of what works for diabetics--instead of spreading your carbs throughout the day, you hit your body with all of 'em during one one-hour meal, so that all your insulin gets both released and absorbed at once. You stop eating before the body can kick out any more insulin. That way, you have no free-floating insulin to keep you constantly hungry.

The only thing that I can safely eat constantly is low-carb vegies. (No baby carrots for lunch--boo hoo.) Eating just about anything other than protein, (healthy) fat, or low-carb vegies just triggers more hunger. I have to save the carbs for dinner, when I have an hour for a leisurely meal.

The Carb Addicts' Diet is difficult to maintain when working, though, as I was saying. I could eat tuna and celery sticks at my desk, I suppose, but I don't dare try sardines there--one of my officemates has such a sensitive sense of smell that I can't even drink cherry herb tea around her, so I can imagine how she'd react to sardines.

The problem with coffee is that I've never liked the stuff, so I end up doing chocolate instead, to keep myself awake. Not exactly diet food.

Thu Jan 11, 06:06:00 PM 2007  

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