I don't count calories and I only watch the carbs, I use to be really into counting and everything but as the years have gone by I found it not helpful or necessary for me to get the weight off.
I've found for myself as long as I am active and eating as healthy as possible (mostly eating veggies with solid protein and little in the way of processed foods) then the weight does come off, not fast as one might light (am lucky if I see a pound a week lost - average is a pound a month) but the weight does come off and is staying off.
If you count calories, what is your daily target for calorie intake for weight loss?
I lost about 25 pounds counting only carbs, then I hit a stall big time! Then I lost another 20 pounds doing extreme portion control and I ate carbs. I have been experimenting with low calorie low carb diet that I have designed myself (under 1,000 calories & carbs as few as possible way under 20g/day). I just would love to hear your input on this because there really isn't a lot of info about it out there. It seems people either do one or the other. Any input would be helpful and appreciated!
I am utterly convinced that low carb is what I need to do for my health and I still have a lot of weight to lose. My doctor wants me low carbing to help control the symptoms I have with my PCOS....horrible insulin resistance with terrible weight gain. I went from 135 to 225 at my heaviest and began "sweating sugar" on the back of my legs which looked like infected poison ivy (this is under control now). I am down to 180, but I've got to keep on going.
To add a crazy twist to all this...I want to get to 175 before I go all in on my exercise plan for two reasons. First, I just want to prove that a person CAN lose 50 pounds without extreme exercise. Second, exercise makes me hungrier....I mean like a demon! So, I have 5 pounds to go before I meet that 50 pound goal. Then, I'm getting serious about exercise. But I know ultimately, the diet is what makes the most difference.
Any thoughts from my cysters would be much appreciated!
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