I do understand your initial lack of enthusiasm for switching to this new healthy form of eating but after a few days as your body purges the carbohydrates I know you will find that low carb foods will suddenly become much more appetizing. And as you form these new healthy eating habits, you will no longer have the same type of cravings for the bad stuff and won't miss it nearly so much. This is going to work out for you very well and before long it won't really be a sacrfice. You will find the new foods quite tasty once they don't have to compete with an overload of carbohydrates on a daily basis. And the benefits will include feeling much better short term in addition to having a vastly better long term health outlook. I strongly believe that in a few months you will look back to the abandonment of your old eating habits, not with regret, but with the feeling of "why did I wait so long" to make this change because you will be feeling so much more energy both physically and mentally. This isn't just happy talk; its really is the way it will be.
Well, there's no denying there ARE positives about the diet, large and small. One of the small ones I am quite pleased about is that there are no restrictions on vegetable consumption. For instance, I get to eat all the kim chi I want! I was worried about that, because there's *nothing* that cures a bad headache better than kim chi. So I will have some defense mechanisms.
Unlimited kim chi; it doesn't get any better than that !!!!!!!!!!!
You mention hallucinating about cupcakes....have you been watching Cabin Boy?????? That one is a lost (I mean really lost) classic.....Anybody wanna buy a monkey????
Good luck with that South Beach Diet. Too bad we don't actually live there....
Our planets must be aligned, as they say...I'm starting on Atkins.
God save us both.