KetoneKaren wrote: »
Thanks! I will be 63 this summer and I have had a food problem since I was about 2.
Although I am not currently seeing him, about 5 years ago I had an amazing doctor (endocrinologist) who had quit the successful practice he had founded to focus on nonsurgical bariatrics. He was/is extremely knowledgeable and personable, and he "walks the walk". I am insulin resistant but no other medical issues, fortunately. My former endocrinologist loves teaching, so I learned a lot while seeing him, and after about 9 months of hard work and very strict adherance to a 1000 kcal low carb food plan, I was a normal BMI for the first time in about a million years and I felt that clarity that you mentioned. Plenty of energy to exercise and work. I tried to transition back into eating more carbs, and went crazy and gained all the weight back - more than 80 lbs - which completely disheartened me because I had done so well. I am getting back to what works for me again, finally. My kcal goal is 1200-1300kcal per day. For this challenge I am still seeing what carb level I will land at - the last 2 days I have surprised myself by coming in at less than 30g net carbs. Five years ago I did quite well on maintenance for about a year and a half having worked up to about 50-60g net carbs per day (then went off the rails when I tried to go higher than that at the same time I was experimenting with not logging meticulously - which proved to be an epic mistake - duh.)
I am glad you are here as a moderator and can serve as a resource and source of support.Karen from Virginia
mjj79 wrote: »
Wow @KnitOrMiss ! You look so much healthier now! Those pics were about the same weight?!
mjj79 wrote: »
So, lots of potential for messing up over the next three days...
1) I am an emotional eater and I have two family members in the hospital ...1 dying and 1 had a massive stroke and we don't know the prognosis yet.
2) I'm attending a women's conference at my church...signed up for it weeks ago and they are going to have food . Lunch tomorrow is being provided by Chick Fil A.
mjj79 wrote: »
@KnitOrMiss you most definitely look younger now!!! Do you eat dairy? I know many find that inflammatory
elize7 wrote: »
Okay, a hiccup, now back on plan. Three dance nights planned...that should help.
bolsen777 wrote: »
I'm down 3 lbs. this week, which after being stalled for several weeks feel great. I'm realizing that I have a ton to learn. I'm going to spend the weekend trying to nail down what my macros should be and then trying to figure out how to get there. I've been tracking everything that I eat this week, so I have a better idea of my carbs. I was shocked to find out that I was using most of my carbs at lunch. I've been having grilled chicken and veggies. Broccoli and cauliflower have more carbs than I realized and my favorite, Brussels sprouts are even worse. I don't think I've been able to stay under 30 carbs any day this week. I'm also low on my overall calories. I had two days where I didn't even hit 1000, which mfp said was bad. I'm realizing that I've jumped into something that I don't know enough about and realize I need to figure it out before I end up hurting my body instead of becoming healthier.
kroderick wrote: »
I am programmed still to see fat as bad. LOL.
KnitOrMiss wrote: »
One way I personally can use to tell the difference is that if I want something, and I know it isn't really what my body needs fuel-wise, I mentally offer to swap out something else. If my brain agrees to my alternative suggestion, it's likely true hunger. If my brain balks, and passes up other healthy options, it's more likely a craving that can be ignored. Just one of the tools I use.
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