May 3 rd this year was my moment of truth when I knew I had to do something about two years of pred use weight gain. After two weeks of thinking I was low carb, the scale had not changed! Discouraged I sought the forum’s help and was alerted to the existence of carbs in many hidden places. It is true! Since those moments of realizing there is more carbs than I was counting… and taking action of listing those amounts I have lost 16 pounds ! Nuts do have carbs, as do vegetables.. of course I eat veggies but now count every carb I ingest.
I try to stay under 20 carbs a day, so if it is a bit more it is not enough to stop the progress. The beginning of being accountable was hard, but now it is so much easier, and I feel so enlightened that this does help. I only feel so silly that after reading recommendations to go low carb to reduce weight gain, it took me two years to try. The best effect is I feel so much stronger and capable.