Yes, you read that right…I am addicted to sugar, carbs and all things that lead to obesity!! To be honesty most of my life I have been obese or overweight…I can blame it being an adolescent of the 90’s and big corporations but I choose not to…simply put I like good food and what that really translates into is…..I enjoy the taste of processed food, sugar, and anything else that’s probably “bad” for you….
The problem with everything that I have confessed is that these cravings, and my strong desire to selfishly “do me” and eat whatever the heck I want to eat because “You only live once” was leaving me depressed,exhausted and obese…
This is one of my obese pictures where I tilted my hip thinking that would cover up how truly large I was at the time…I realized that didn’t work so I eventually just cropped myself out of this picture…at any rate I am sure that you didn’t come to this blog to hear all about the past but perhaps to hear about how my life has changed in 2016 and also probably for the meal plan!!! Let’s get started!!
Here are my stats just in case you need to know or can relate. I am 5″2″ currently weighing in at 158lbs start weight 209lbs…14 months postpartum of a c-section delivery and still breastfeeding!!
Whew that was a lot to type…in Novemver 2014 we celebrated our daughters first birthday and I knew I did not want to look back at her one year pictures and see myself and want to burn all the pictures because of how big I was…..I became panicked and knew I had to do something to lose weight!!
For 11 months my body just held on to the fat! Nothing worked to lose weight…and I was in a tough spot because I didn’t want to do anything to jeopardize my milk production!! My goal was to nurse for a year and I could not compromise on that…around 11 1/2 months our daughter began to really respond to solids and I realized then that we were a few weeks shy of a year I needed to go ahead and place my health above hers in this instance….you see the only way I could produce a massive amount of milk was if I ate carbohydrates and lots of meat!! Which was why I could not lose weight!
After watching the documentary Fed Up I self diagnosed myself as a sugar addict and a carb addict…once that revelation hit and I realized that for my body type carbs are the devil I moved into action mode! I was randomly on Facebook looking for new groups to join (yes you read that correctly) and I found a group called Low Carb and Losing It!! I joined it and I was in shock at the weight loss success of these members and on top of it….there was no underline gimmick or hidden fee or un-natural route that they took to lose weight! No crazy workouts matter of fact no workouts at all….Simply put, eleminate all carbs for 14 days, eat protein, vegetables, quality fat and drink lots of water! When trying to lose weight eat any where between 20-50 carbs….to maintain weight loss no more than 50 carbs…….These weight loss warriors followed those steps and are quite the creative chef’s! Many in this group have lost hundreds of lbs some over the years and some within months like myself!
When I joined the group I had no clue where to begin…or what to do so I just trolled through the page and clicked like on every picture that left me with a wow factor…I then began to read up on a ketogenic diet and that’s when everything really clicked…
Most recently as of January 25th me in all of my glory at 158lbs….
How did I get here? All diet. Today is your lucky day check out my sample meal plan. Low carb high fat works! Butter is your friend….come back next Wednesday for an update and another menu! My goal weight is 130 if I can do it so can you! Keep your eye on the goal you are worth it. For those that have had a c-section in time with proper diet (low carb high fat your stomach will flatten and firm up believe me!!!) I look forward to sharing my story with you!
Also Breastfeeding mama’s I did experience a dip in my supply which is why I am glad that I started this way of eating at 11 1/2 months…my milk had not dried up but I can tell that there us been a change..
Please click here for my very basic lowcarbmenu