Losing Weight the Low Carb Way

Might as well call this my accountability blog. 😀

I’m a lifetime Weight Watcher. All told on WW, over the years, I’ve probably lost 75lbs following the diet. Most recently, I joined back in November and diligently measured and tracked my food. Lost a few pounds, but as a full-fledged diabetic my blood sugar numbers soared and I lost a little weight, but I didn’t lose as much weight as I expected or wanted, and I was STARVING.

For years I have dabbled in low carb/moderate protein/high-ish fat. It’s kind of controversial because we have been so conditioned by the medical community and diet corporations to believe fat = bad and low calorie is best. But when you look at the simple diets of our ancestors, they got their carbs from plant-based foods and ate meat laden with fat. Granted, they we much more active than our sedentary lives today (as I sit here, pontificating from my comfy chair…) but we can take some lessons from their eating habits.

Weeks ago, I quit weight watchers and went all in on low carb/high fat way of eating (notice I didn’t say diet…). I’m  not losing weight as fast as many people as insulin is a fat storing hormone, and I seem to have lots of stores of it. But this morning, my blood sugar was 90 when I woke up. It was as high as 118 yesterday, and a few weeks ago a staggering 198. With medications. And I saw a little blip on the scale in the right direction. So far, I’m down 16.5 lbs, with a bunch more to go.  I’ve got a little more pep than usual, feel less creaky and cranky, and am looking forward to my steaming cup of coffee with heavy cream in it this morning. 🙂

If you want more info on LCHF, I highly recommend dietdoctor.com or the reversing diabetes facebook group. There’s also a pretty interesting video on youtube called “Butter Made My Pants Fall Off” that explains a little better than I can how it all works.

By the way, I’m moisturizing the heck out of my skin this week…soooooo dry and trying to minimized the appearance of saggy baggy skin. I’m using TONS of No Drama Mama Cream. Get you some!

~ Karen

 

2 thoughts on “Losing Weight the Low Carb Way

  1. How have you managed to get through or around the foggy brain part of it? The *biggest* obstacle that stops me is getting through the utter density of the brain fog – and then having to do it all over again if I decide to have a glass or wine or – so much worse – travel to the sticks (like always) and just have to eat the best I can with that which is available. Is there a secret?

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