(Closed) How I lost my weight

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
869 posts
Busy bee

@mrsginmay:  Great work!  Impressive.  Thanks for sharing!

Post # 4
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

This is fabulous!  Thanks for sharing, and congratulations!

Post # 5
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

FYI complex carbohydrates are required for proper brain function and all kinds of things, a balanced diet low in simple carbs and fat is healthier long term. My brother tried to get me on a high protein diet (he’s a charmer) however my aunt who has her degree in sports medecine informed me that a very high protein diet will cause major kidney problems, even failure in the long term. Great job on the weight loss, just be careful you’re getting everything your body needs and not too much of the things your body will have trouble processing.

Post # 8
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Congratulations on your weight loss thus far.  I wish you the best of luck!

Post # 9
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@mrsginmay:  Congratulations on your weight loss, wow!

I tried something like this for a few days once (years ago) but got terrible headaches.  Have you experienced any symptoms like that?

Post # 10
1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

WOW! Go you! I’ve heard these diets are soo hard when you’re used to sugar, etc.  That the first few days are absolutely awful, but after that it gets easier.  I’m so impressed with the willpower people have; We’re very proud of you! I’m sure you look great and congratulations…less than a month away for you!!

Post # 11
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I hate to be a stick in the mud, but don’t forget to consult your doctor about your new weight loss and diet changes. Artificial sweeteners/reduced caloric intake/cutting out foods and focusing on others can all lead to some bad health issues when they’re in extreme levels. Speaking from experience ):

Post # 13
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mrsginmay:  Complex carbs (whole grains) are actually very good for you, the carbs you should limit are from sugar and white flour which has had all the fiber and nutrients pretty much removed and converts to sugar much faster than whole grains. Some animal fat is ok, and you need fat to absorb certain vitamins, but most fats should be from vegetable, fish and nuts and minimal from other meats and dairy. I’m glad you’re keeping a balance and I’m impressed by your weight loss, I just don’t want to see anyone suffer from malnourishment in the name of weight loss!

I’ve been going slower but have been losing about 2lbs/5 days by cutting out pure sugar, reducing fats (mostly by leaving out sauces and cheeses) and watching portion sizes/counting calories.

Post # 14
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@mrsginmay:  congrats on the weight loss. HOwever, unless you eat like that forever you will gain it back. So just make sure this is a change of lifestyle not a diet. I have done atkins several times and cannot do it for more than a month and end up gaining it back plus more. It is a very bad diet for me. But, everyone is different. I wish you the best of luck

Post # 16
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@mrsginmay:  Thanks for sharing with us your weight loss success. Whether it’s Atkins or your own version of it it’s obviously working. I think staying off grains is a good idea, I’ve been doing my own reading on it and I think it’s a healthy choice and something I’m going to start because we have gluten intolerance in my family. I think if you reintroduce fruit and vegetable starches slowly…your weight loss might slow down, but I don’t think you’ll regain the weight.

@lionskitty:  I hardly doubt that anyone will get malnourished by staying off grain and sugar! If you eat plenty of vegetables there is no reason for lack of nutrients. Also, when it comes to high-protein diet and altered kidney function, that is pretty much a myth. Chronic renal problems are caused primarily by 2 conditions- diabetes and high blood pressure. Since high-protein diets stabilize blood sugar control and improve glucose tolerance, one can even argue that high protein diets are protective of kidney function, especially in individuals with/or borderline diabetes. There is no doubt that your kidneys work harder with increased protein…therefore it is very important to increase water intake to help flush the byproducts. However there is lack of evidence to show that healthy individuals will suffer kidney damage with increased consumption of protein. See 2 studies just for kicks.




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