there's been many posts recently of people being disheartened. I'd like to share my success and hope that it encourages you to perhaps try the lowcarb option--if the low fat option isn't working for you.
I'm huge right now. 27 stone and 8 pounds but in the last week I have lost 8 pounds and since starting this eating plan--not calling it a diet because this is for life--i've lost 24 pounds in less than a month.
Yes, the high weight loss is probably to do with how overweight I am, but it's working, and I'm eating a lot.
I've tried every diet you can think of. Weight watchers, Slimming world, the grapefruit, various beach diets, cabbage, and dozens more. all of them worked to some degree, some didn't work at all. Some, I actually put weight on. with all of them I plateaued - lost motivation, got disheartened, broke the diet, felt guilty, ate more, felt guilty, ate more and so on.
I never believed in low carb. I had heard about it and thought--as many people do--"poo.. Eat a whole chicken? With skin? No one can do that and lose weight. No one."
We are trained this way. Fat eaten HAS TO create fat on the body, right? seems not.
so i found this site:
then I watched this video:
(it's long but VERY worth it, particularly the biochemical explanations)
and my jaw dropped open. Wow. this went against everything--everything-I'd been taught about how to lose weight. But it made SENSE. For decades I'd been wondering why--now there are more diet foods than ever, people are fatter than ever.
I did research. A LOT of research. I investigated WHY this worked. What happens basically is that once you starve the body of carbs, the body will start using fat to fuel the body and that's how you lose fat.
So I tried it. I was sceptical--even after all that research.
And the weight FELL off. daily.
This is what I ate yesterday: Eggs, bacon, mushrooms for breakfast, Whole rainbow Trout with Broccoli for lunch, Grill steaks and cauliflower for dinner. Whole fat milk in my tea, whole fat yoghurt with SMALL portion of fruit for dessert. A snack? No problem. I grabbed a couple of bockwurst. And today I weigh four pounds less than I did yesterday.
So, I celebratin'. I hope this encourages you!