Thursday, June 2, 2011

Weight Loss Update

I had my annual physical this week and I was pleased to see that I have lost 30# since starting a Low-Carb diet 10 months ago. I have been bad at parties and get-togethers over the last 2 months so I figure I hadn't lost anymore weight. I am not feeling very slim right now, but that is because I've had a few too many of those graduation cookies. We need to get them out of the house and me back on the lo-carb bandwagon. My hubby started it in March and has lost 23#!

Since he started we've learned a lot about fat and how our bodies process insulin. In addition to the movie Fat Head, whi I've talked about before (watch it for free on Hulu: I recommend the book Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It by Gary Taubes.
I had to wait for a LONG time for this book from our library (many holds!) If you can't get a copy of this book, you can watch videos by Taubes that explain why we get fat. There are 3 parts, but here is part 1: Even though I read this book, I appreciate the videos!

So what do we eat? I get asked this quite a bit. Most people react with a "I could NEVER give up carbs!" I have to admit that I thought it was crazy too. I was a carb-o-holic. I LOVED bread and rolls and tortillas and cookies. None of those interest me anymore (except cookies!) Here are ideas of what we eat/what to eat~

Breakfast~ EGGS, EGGS, EGGS! I am not a big fan of sausage, but I like ham & bacon. We had leftover burgers from our party and they were great served with over-easy eggs.

Lunch~ Salads with lo-carb toppings or leftovers.

Dinner~ Over the past few months I've been posting some great lo-carb recipes. Most of these recipes came from Deliciously Thin and Linda's Recipe Site.

I don't count how many carbs I eat each day, I've just learned what is low/no carb and stick with those. I don't really feel like I am missing out on anything because we've discovered so many new great recipes! DH is more strict than I am (he basically avoids anything fruit), but all is fine.

What can you eat? Meat, poultry, seafood & eggs. You have to check the carb count on meat because processed stuff has fillers. You need to stick to 1 gr or less per serving. Each day you should eat lots of leafy greens and veggies. Some fruit is OK, but not grapes or bananas. Snacks include pork rinds (ick!), meat, deviled eggs. I also have nuts. Basically avoid starchy foods. I've probably said something wrong here or left out important info. I try not to obsess about it. That is why I was shocked that I was down 30#. I must have been pretty big!!