Do you guys get headaches. I swear since I have tried cutting out most of my carbs & eating right. I get the worst headaches.
I've tried variants of the keto diet and atkins... When I get under 25g of carbs a day for a few days I get very irritable. Headaches are also common.
I've never liked the idea of cutting out carbs in bulk, without consideration of the origin. Plus, any diet that promotes as much dairy consumptions as Atkins has to be skewed. Plus, if you're losing calories from carbs, you need to be upping your good fats, which few people do. Have you guys ever looked into the Paleo diet
stuff? From what I've read and seen, it's a better alternative for someone attempting to make a drastic change to drop fat quickly. It's a more extreme version of the diet I've evolved into.
Never was a huge fan of butter. I used to use lots of margarine and salt. I'm not sure what it is, but my tastes have changed over the years, and I just can't do it anymore. We rarely add salt to things anymore. I usually try and include something that is naturally salty when cooking the meal, that way we don't have to add any. For instance, if I do chicken picatta, I cook the capers with the chiken instead of just sprinkling them on after they come out of the pan. And when we do use salt, it's either sea salt or kosher.
We still eat a lot of starches though, and I refuse to completely give them up. I love my bread, pasta, and potatoes too much to cut them out completely.
Just like anything else, it's about moderation. Decisions are never universal, because of the difference in how different people process things, as well as even more diversity in the goals of individuals. I'm going a little extreme for the foreseeable future, because I have fairly extreme goals for myself.