Weight Lost in March: 2.9 kilos (6 lbs)
Total Weight Lost: 54 kilos (119 lbs)
Oh thank god, if I had to see 78 kilos on the scale one more time I would have lost my mind.
This month I experimented with cutting back on carbs and it worked. I didn’t follow Atk*ns or B*dy Trim or any other low carb diet because I think I have well established that I am lazy and don’t like to follow rules and plans. Instead I just started looking at the carbs in my food and keeping my carbs under about 50 grams per day.
I have PCOS and I am insulin resistant, so my body really responds to cutting down on carbs. At one stage a couple of weeks ago my weight actually got down to 73.2 kilos (161 lbs), but it spiked up with girly time bloat and then I got a bit slack with my carb counting so my results weren’t quite as stupendous as they could have been if I was stricter.
The best thing about low carb eating is that it really encourages you to eat high protein fresh foods. No more pre-packaged soups for lunch or lean cuisines for dinner that are loaded with hidden sugars and other nasty things. The problem with this is that preparing all these meals is a lot of freaking work! I ate so much smoked salmon that I can’t even look at it anymore and eggs and I may have to have a little break...
I’ll definitely continue low carb eating because I think it is better for my body. I won’t be as strict with actually counting the carbs, because I would rather poke sticks in my eyes than track my food every day, but I now have a better idea of low and high carb foods. It actually gives me some encouragement that weight loss doesn’t have to be so hard, it’s just a matter of understanding your body and knowing what works for you.