Christmas 2015. 231 pounds. I was miserable unhappy eating all the time. And I. Did. Not. Know What. To. Do. I didn't want to be overweight. I didn't want to see the scales go up every time I stepped on them. But I didn't want to be hungry either. And changing my eating had always meant being hungry. I love you Oprah, and I love bread too, but every time I went on Weight Watchers I was HunGrY. And mad about it. Oh wait--that's another blog post.
Through some unknown way, I found a couple of facebook groups that told me about a low-carb-high-fat way of eating. Yes. Low Carb and High Fat. And now I'm down 32 pounds. My husband is managing and reversing a serious case of diabetes. Seriously, those groups and this information changed the course of my life.
Here are my two favorite LCHF facebook support groups:
Low Carb and Losing It Original Group (46,000+ members)
Ketogenic Success (11,000+ members)
I'd also recommend the book Keto Clarity by Jimmy Moore.
The New Atkins book.
And Dr. Sarah Hallberg's Ted Talk
And Butter Bob's Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off .
Pinterest is full of low carb recipes. If you have a favorite high-carb food, there's a low carb version of it out there. It may take a while for your sense of taste to adjust, but it will.
And one last link for now: MyFitnessPal a free app where you can track carbs, fat, & protein.
Some doctors are on board with LCHF way of eating. My doctor is. I hope yours is too, but don't be surprised or sidetracked if you hear the 50-60 carbs per meal message--that's still part of the ADA's food pyramid. See Dr Hallberg's video above for more on that.