Post # 61
Keto. Nothing fried though. Might eat a fattier type of meat such as a rib eye or salmon. Then lots of salad with that or some type of veggies. If its a lean meat I try to add the fat in via olive oil, coconut oil, or butter but I rather it be a non animal based fat. I feel weird eating tons of animal fat… like its gross.
I do not like sugar, fruit, or processed foods anyway… so it works pretty conveniently for me. Although I do miss a good homemade pizza or fettuccine alfredo. Oh and beans. Miss those too… which is weird.
I think it really helps with my auto immune issues. And I don’t have to eat as much food or as frequently. I might start doing intermittent fasting alongside keto soon. That has worked for me as well.
Post # 62
I don’t follow Keto but I do low-carb. I don’t really like following specific diet plans, but evaluated my diet and realized I eat WAY too many carbs. Sandwiches, pasta, bread, rice bowls, cereal, potatoes of any form. I try to eat less than 50 carbs during the week and less than 100 on the weekends.
Before, I tried going vegetarian, and I actually gained weight because I was basically replacing meat with starches. So now I eat a lot of salads with grilled chicken, fruits for snacks, lettuce wraps, and low-carb veggies. I also switched to almond milk. My go-to order at Starbucks used to be a Grande Vanilla Latte, which was a whopping 33g of carbs. My almond milk cappucinos are only 9g instead. Little swaps make a big difference.
I haven’t weighed myself since I started, but my clothes fit a lot better and I feel more confident, so I know it’s been working.
Post # 63
- Wedding: November 2019 - City, State
I do Weight Watchers, and have just started the new BeachBody Morning Meltdown100 program. It’s 100 workouts designed to be done in 20-30 mins first thing in the morning. I prefer working out in the AM, but I don’t have time to do an hour workout. I can drag my butt out of bed 30 mins early though!
I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life and weight watchers was the only thing that ever worked for me. It helped me learn balance. I’ve since learned that I have a food addiction which is why losing weight has been such a mental battle for me. Just knowing that has been helpful and I can notice destructive patterns now & work towards correcting it.
peachybee88 : I lost 70 lbs on the old WW program but didnt have much luck with it a couple years ago when I tried again. I started on the new program a few months ago and had great success the first month, then lost focus and lost the same 5 lbs over & over. I definitely like the new program more than the old. There’s even more flexibility and I love all the 0 point food options which makes up for sweets & fat being higher point values.
Post # 64
My main approach to food is that it either has to be healthy or it has to be amazingly delicious. Anything unhealthy that isn’t my favorite (soda, pizza, fried foods, cheesecake), I just don’t eat. But give me a plate of chocolate brownies and I will eat the entire thing.
Post # 65
I follow WW. It works if I stick to it…the problem is sticking to it, sometimes! I find it very easy to follow if I cook for myself or if I eat out at restaurants. Going to someone’s house for dinner or a bbq is where I slip up since I don’t know what went into the food, there’s often things like chips and dip that I’d love to mindlessly eat, etc.