Monday, January 24, 2011

Diet of Choice

A couple people have emailed me about my weight loss, and exactly what I did.

My diet of choice is low carb. One being that I have PCOS and cyst love carbs. When your insulin level is elevated you have more cyst on your ovaries, I was told, to avoid this, 'watch your carb intake'....SO when I was seeking to lose weight it wasn't hard picking the diet I wanted to do.

I have tried dieting MANY times and failed, what helped me THIS time is my husband joined along with me and we did it 'together'.

We ate no more than 20 carbs a day for 2 solid weeks. It's hard-no lying about it, it was very hard. The first two weeks are the hardest. After that we did a week of no more than 40 carbs...it was so much easier. From then till now, we just watch our carbs. We don't eat near as much bread, when we go out to eat to a place like Olive Garden or Red Lobster that serves bread we ask for 'NO bread' before it's brought to our table; if we are tempted we only ask for two bread sticks or rolls. We aren't big soda drinkers, but when we do it's diet, and diet only. We eliminated every bit of bad food from our house, you will notice if it's not there your desire of wanting it goes out the window.

What did we eat?

Breakfast was normally an egg or two, maybe turkey bacon....
Lunch was veggies for me, salad, now I eat 1/2 a sandwich on skinny bread, it's about 7 carbs for lunch. I eat a banana or apple with it.
Dinner was the easiest, pretty much any type of meat, seafood, chicken, steak...sides were veggies (avoid corn or potatoes) I HEART CORN, I love it...Corn is my weakness...but corn is full of starch! Starch=carbs...

We trained our bodies throughout this, and it's made losing weight so much easier than I ever imagined. We cheat every now and then, when we go out every now and then we get dessert, but we still focus on eating healthy and watching our carb intake.

I CAN SAY, if you are very active and you exercise alot, you need carbs. The low carb diet is more for those who do not get to exercise every day, but if you have PCOS this is a great diet for ya.


I included a little before and after pic of me....

The before was Christmas 2009, the middle was from Jan 2011 and the left is Christmas 2010. I have lost right about 30lbs and Zach has lost about the same. I personally see the most throughout our faces.

I am NO expert, and still have alot of improvements to do as far as toning and a couple more pounds to shed; but since ya asked I wanted to share our diet of choice... :)

What is your diet of choice? What worked for you and what didn't work?

10 comments:

Melody said...

Low carb always works for me but since Zach won't do it with me, it's hard.

Charla (SHar-la) said...

Portion control is my best bet. Add just a little exercise during the week (mainly walking), and it is my sure-fire way to lose weight. I like portion control because I know I can keep it up my whole life, and eventually, after your stomach shrinks, you get used to it and it isn't hard at all. I weighed about 20 pounds more in high school than I did midway through college and then into all of my adulthood, and the reason is in the beginning I cut out sodas, eating late, and most fried foods for about 1 year. After I lost weight (yes, slowly, but permanently), I added those things back, but in moderation, all the while eating less with every meal. And it worked! I have maintained my weight loss for several years and know when i splurge and eat more than normal, I can always lose it again by getting back to my portion control.

You look AWESOME, by the way! And I have no doubt your carb controlling will help when it comes to your IVF journey because of your PCOS. Way to go!

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

You look phenomenal, babe! I plan to try to diet in a few weeks if this FET doesnt work. I may have to contact you for some advice. Unfortunatley, theres no way I could get my hubby to do it with me, which I know would be easier!

You look like one smokin hot couple. :) Congrats!

Paige said...

You look amazing!! Thank you for posting this!

Ashley said...

You look GREAT!!! It would be so hard for me to give up carbs....but I know they say the first couple weeks are the hardest. Keep it up and I love how motivated you are about everything!!!!

Kelly said...

You look fantastic!! I have tried low carb before and it is so hard....you have done a great job!!!


BTW....I left an award for you on my blog...

Bl/\ck Cookie said...

cool!

Colleen said...

Wow!That's nice. Keep on blogging.


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Tracey said...

I also have PCOS and found a book called Insulin Resistance Diet. Just as you said, most people with PCOS don't process carbs correctly. I lost 35 lbs on it and got pregnant (though I did have to have 1 dose of Clomid). I still try to watch carbs and it is much harder now that the Low Carb trend is not as available.

~Shelly~ said...

Low carb really is the best way to lose it fast. I will say from experience its hard to keep off.. but sounds like u are doing great at maintaining! Which is what I didnt do! My goal is 30-35lbs but Im only at the 8-10 mark (it keeps floating) bc I havent been able to work out in a week :(


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