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Just another person that let things go for too long and is now trying to fix it.
I've been on SparkPeople for a while and have had a couple false starts. Calorie counting worked to a point for me, as after the first week or two it would start slipping. It didn't help that I was hungry all the time. I'd eventually gain all the weight back. This last time, I hit an all-time high and saw the signs of my body stabilizing at this higher level. Even worse, if I'm not officially considered pre-diabetic, I probably should be. Something had to be done now...something that would work for me.
Somehow, after a random comment sent me on an Internet research trip, I came across LCHF. I looked over it carefully, and a lot of it rang true with what I remember I was taught in biology and physiology classes about how the body actually stores and uses energy. Technically, it's variation of a diet diabetics may be switched to (though they likely don't call it the same thing).
So, with constant monitoring, on January 25, 2012 I started my "experiment" to see if the theory rang true.
So far it goes very well...
Improve overall health.
Become more active.
Improve eating habits.
I have decided to give LCHF lifestyle a try.
The short version: The body can use fat and carbs for fuel, but not at the same time.
I'm changing my diet to help promote the body using fat as fuel..because lord knows I'm carrying around enough fuel on me...
Basically, I avoid starchy and/or sugary foods. Because this stuff is added to EVERYTHING, it tends to steer me away from a lot of processed foods. As a result, I get in a lot of fresh produce (minus the starchy/sugary stuff), dairy (avoiding the "low-fat" as it often has a higher sugar content and you need fat for fuel), eggs, and meats, with some nuts and berries.
One of the biggest gifts, I don't feel hungry! Previous attempts when calorie counting while including carbs, I would be ravenous and HAVE to snack between meals. Now, I'm no longer ruled by cravings. I only experience normal hunger pangs...something I hadn't experienced since I was a child.
| current weight: 237.5