Ah, the joys of NHE. Disclaimer: Diets seem to be a very personal thing. This diet works for me. You'll have to try it for yourself to see if it works for you.
With the return from Japan this January I went back to my long-time diet, NHE. The diet is truly a find. Apart for a six month hiatus when the girls were born and occasionally weekly jaunts, I've been following this diet strictly since 1999. Now that I'm back on it, I can see why it stuck so long. I feel fantastic.
Energy levels are up. The extra fat gained after the girls were born is melting off and I've not yet started my exercise routine again. Just now I was unloading groceries from the morning's shopping and my belly felt a little uncomfortable. It took a moment to realize that I was hungry. Blood sugar swings are virtually eliminated, leading to a level head and better mood most of the time without those hunger pangs really taking hold.
Tomorrow night is carb night. Last week's Cointreau-citrus pork chops with pasta really worked well so I'm now trying it again but adding some fresh squeezed lime juice and a dash of sugar. Then I'm thinking of trying a chou pastry to make cream puffs (which is why I went shopping this morning - we're out of heavy cream.) I'll have to get my mother's recipe. She made really tasty cream puffs.