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?