This month marks my weight-loss journey with low-carbs, 3 years ago!
And An article finally came out with proof of what I have been saying!
CARBS MAKE YOU FAT!
A low-carbohydrate diet is better for losing weight than a low-fat diet, according to a new study.
The new study shows that with proper nutritional counseling, people can lose more weight and lower their risk factors for heart disease on a low-carbohydrate diet, said the lead author, Dr. Lydia Bazzano of Tulane University in New Orleans.
“This study shows if you are overweight and have cardiovascular disease risk factors and haven’t had success on other diets, certainly a low-carbohydrate diet is worth a try,” said Bazzano.
Carbohydrates are found in food and include sugar, fiber and starches that give the body energy. Some carbs – like those in whole grains and fruits – are healthier than others – like those in white bread and other processed foods.
Remember to keep your carb count down to between 50g and 100g a day and you will lose weight. Stay away from processed foods and stick with healthier choices. Better for weight and for your health!
I have friends, clients and family who have tried this. Some are doing really well, but here and there, there are some that are just as big as when they started and I know it is because they are not following the rules. I have put my all into helping people out there with this site. I have also spent a lot of time, effort and even money trying to help those close to me. Most appreciated it and really have done well. There is always someone who doesn’t remember a damn good thing you did, but instead holds anger and resentment over something that should have ended and moved past–because no one was shot, injured or murdered. Sometimes people disagree, but you just move on.
I believe in second chances and new starts, as long as the parties are willing, or I wouldn’t have started a new weight loss journey in my forties and lost the weight and got physically fit–while still suffering from three different energy disabling disorders and a back surgery. Truth be told, my fatigue and body pains should have me on a couch, drugged up, disabled. I don’t easily give up. Sometimes, I even cry when I work out…but I know it will help my body so that I won’t cry all week in pain. No pain, no gain. (When I think about it, I should have people’s respect, and for the most part, I do.) However, the people who have no disorders to contend with daily, have unfair expectations of unhealthy people. Sometimes WE HAVE REALLY BAD DAYS, SOMETIMES WE SAY STUPID THINGS TOO. Hell, we feel like sh*t a lot. Empathy is needed! Even some sympathy! Especially when we have been there for you and others– and been the best that we can be for most of many years! It is one thing if we have been selfish, but if we go out of our way to help and to share, despite our own illnesses, and you look down and judge during our tough times, that is just wrong!
It is ridiculous how much I do in a day to make my husband’s and my life better, while in pain or fatigue. I look “okay”, so it is an invisible pain and illness and some people just have no clue (or just don’t want to remember or care)! I can say though that STRESS triggers my symptoms, so I do react swiftly and quickly at the sight of anything that appears to be happening that could cause stress. Only very understanding people and my closest friends get that I react quickly to do what it takes to lower stress for me and my husband. He has been under a lot of pressure this year too. Some might not always agree with the techniques, but it is for my own survival–our survival. If anyone has any heart or ability to stand in my shoes for a moment, they would get it. And if they don’t, then they didn’t care enough about me or understand what I am going through anyway and it is a real shame. Love sent out to my really good, understanding, self-actualized friends!
The past year has been very tough. I have had some major respiratory issues and lack of oxygen. This caused a major setback in pain and energy. I have been struggling and doing my best, while still working, remodeling, taking care of a business, a house, animals and my husband. I don’t ever describe how bad it really can get (especially on social media), but it was really bad. I was more sensitive and cranky and I have to thank my real friends….Thank you for taking the good and the bad and being able to sift through it all and know that there is still me in there. Thank you for your patience, understanding and not being judgmental and cruel like one person surprised me with this year. Of course, they have had some inkling themselves of how this feels, so they have empathy. Some good things have happened too and it is so nice that they are cheerleaders for me. I hope to always be there for them too. And thanks to the readers of this blog.
APPRECIATE MY STRENGTH, BECAUSE I SHARE IT
I found out what exercises and diet would help my problems and I did it. I changed my body and my system 3 years ago, so I know things can change when you work on it and not give up. Giving up on people is the same as giving up on your diet and yourself. I believe in change.
In the meantime, I have watched the weight fall off of the people who are not making excuses or so busy baking and tasting for others, that they can’t do it. If I can lose weight, anyone can. Big boned or slow metabolism–is an excuse. I have a slow metabolism…so I have to count closer to 50g of carbs!
Remember…..if it is hard to not eat when you are tempted, then opt out of being around the bad stuff for your own good! (It is almost like being around heroin when you are trying to be a recovered user).