Brains need carbohydrates. They just do.*
While I have a head start
on my diet, my two buddies started the South Beach diet yesterday and the first two weeks of their diet is all about no carbs. I may be ravenous at the end of the day because my metabolism is all jumpstarted with the eating-several-small-meals program, but at least I can have carbs—small amounts of carefully engineered pasta are often in my lunch and dinner entreés, and I have fruit at least once a day.
I was talking with my buddy about the carbfree-ness of the Atkins/South Beach diets and it went something like this:
- me: You know when I went on Atkins ...
- her: You were psychotic?
I wasn't psychotic
, but I was a raving bitch. There's a difference
, albeit slight. So. I like my diet because I can get enough carbs to keep my brain going. Other side effect of the diet: I sleep really well. I'm sure if I sat down and thought about it I could figure out why, but for now my sleeping-well is really interfering with my trying-to-finish-my-work. Annoying.* Yeah, yeah, "cite your source," I hear you. Umm...."my doctor" and probably more. Too lazy/tired to look it up right now. Just go with it.