I've been looking for a way to jump start my weight loss... again. I really like doing low carb because it broke me of sugar cravings, but I've reached a point where not much is happening anymore.
Granted, part of this is due to sitting behind a computer for 10 hours a day, coupled with the fact that the stinkin' groundhog lied about Spring so it's still cold as Jack Frost's nutsac here.
There's really only two things I missed while being on a low carb diet: pizza and rice. Not together obviously, but as separate, delicious entities.
Pizza is pretty much out, unless there's a “pizza only” diet out there that I'm not aware of. Rice, on the other hand, has several. Specifically, a brown rice detox.
So, in one of my stupider moments, I jumped all over that. It's only a week, right? Plus it's really high fiber, so that's good, right? Like a pooping yourself thin.
Well, I did it for a whole week. I ate mostly brown rice, vegetables, fish and water. Lots and lots of water. Low calorie and very low fat.
By the second day, I was thanking God I worked at home because most of my time was spent in the bathroom.
Then on the fourth day, my intestines went on strike and stopped working altogether. I woke up that morning having all the bodily discomfort of a woman in her 9th month of pregnancy, but without the impending birth.
Or so I thought.
By the fifth day, I reenacted the John Hurt scene from Alien.
Days six and seven were fine, but the bloating was ridiculous. The experiment was over.
Still, I was pretty happy I made it a whole week on mostly vegetarian and low fat foods. I honestly thought I'd have something good come out of it, but no. I actually gained weight.
I don't know how much because I refuse to use a scale, but my jeans are tighter than they should be.
How can someone actually GAIN WEIGHT on a low fat diet?
Rice is ruined for me forever now, or at least for a very, very long time. But maybe that's a good thing.