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 facebook group that told me about a low-carb-high-fat ketogenic way of eating. Yes. Low Carb and High Fat. Keto. And now I'm down 32 pounds. My husband is managing and reversing a serious case of diabetes. Seriously, this group and this information changed the course of my life.
Here's the link--just ask to join and they'll add you as a member:
Ketogenic Success (11,000+ members and counting)
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 keto 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.