Hi there, I'm new on this website but have been hanging around on the "weight loss" site for a while and recognize a few names here. I've been losing weight for just over a year, kicked off by being told I was pre-diabetic. Instinctively I cut down on all sugars, after all if I can't process them they can't be good for me. Initial focus was on weight loss, which of course also helps. Over the months I've come to see sugar as a real evil, and carbs as a bit of a problem, as they basically get processed into glucose. LCHF as an option definitely appeals and I have no qualms any more about butter, normal fat milk, high fat yoghurt etc. The reintroduction of all that stuff doesn't seem to have turned me back into a whale! I do have real difficulty going the whole hog though. Every "well balanced" meal has 50% carbs. I eat in the canteen at lunch and the emphasis is always on potatoes, pasta, rice etc. Anything you grab on the hoof is always full of carbs (and I travel a bit on business trips). Everywhere you look there are sandwiches, pizzas, noodle-salads, sushi rolls etc. I've never been a great bread fan, which I'm really glad about now, but it is very difficult to avoid. I live in Germany (to make matters worse) and the message really hasn't got over here. Although we're getting there. I'm sort of half LCHF at the moment (eggs for breakfast, no carbs in the evening). And what about the environment if we all start to eat meat in larger quantities? Oh, the pre-diabetes went relatively quickly, but I suppose I will always be "carb intolerant".
Thoughts and ideas welcome. Thanks