I've been feeling so lonely since I plunged into low carb. People eating low fat just don't wanna hear how much weight I'm losing while stuffing my face with cheese, deviled eggs, and more cheese.
I first sparked in Nov 2010 at over 200 pounds. I lost a little weight, wandered away, gained it back, and returned in April 2012. I lost 33 pounds in about 6 months, sticking to a mostly vegan, low fat diet and exercise. I let it all go on the fritz for a bit; gained 1.5 pounds between Halloween and New Years (not bad) and then 10 pounds in the next 10 weeks. Ooops. Girl Scout cookies.
I came to low carb through a very fit and lean friend who had become a proponent. The stigma of Atkins is so strong, that she always just said "keto adaptation", and talked about the research (reading studies involving cardiac patients, diabetic patients is part of what we do for a living). When I dove in, I was just starting to read "The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living". I was struggling to keep to 20g of net carbs a day, not realizing that Atkins recommends that vegetarians start at 30g. It finally clicked for me that Atkins was basically what the authors meant by "a well-formulated low carbohydrate diet".
I've been using the SparkPeople's nutrition tracker. I like the better insight into how much protein, fat, and calories I'm taking in. I've adjusted my ranges to more closely work with 70% or more of calories from fat.
I've lost 16 pounds in 7 weeks. I'd stalled, but decided to see what happened with more protein and more calories, and that's worked. Much more fun than cutting back from the 40g of carbs I'd just stepped up to!
| current weight: 153.4