I wasn't going to say anything about this except to a few people, but I've decided I want to talk about it since it's such a huge part of my life right now.
I've been really sick lately. I've had more sick days since Christmas than healthy ones. I was sick a lot last year too. I've also struggled with my weight for a long time, especially since my mom passed away 3.5 years ago. I was close to 220 lbs. at that time and I've skyrocketed to almost 300 lbs. I currently weigh more than my husband.
I'm embarrassed about all my failed attempts to lose weight. So I don't talk about it a lot anymore AND when I start a new thing, I usually keep it to myself until I'm down like 40 lbs.
I went to the doctor a little over a week ago because I was so sick again. Not only did he put me on antibiotics for an infection, but he put me on a new diet (lifestyle change) as well. He's having me do a low-carb high-fat (LCHF) or keto diet. Basically sugar causes people to gain weight not fat. My diet is 80% fat (from any natural source, including animal products), 15% protein, and 5% carbs. I'll be able to increase my carbs a little bit (10-15%) once I reach my goal weight and health.
I've been on this diet since Sunday. It takes a while for people to get used to the diet because your body isn't used to burning fat for energy. I've been sluggish, tired, and crabby as hell. But, I started to feel a bit better on Thursday and I keep feeling better each day. I've already lost 10.8 lbs.
I love the foods I'm eating. I only crave carbs/sugar at night. I either ignore it or I’ve found a few things I can eat to help (a few berries with heavy whipping cream is my favorite 😋).
It's hard because of how I've felt and because I feel like I'm doing nothing but working, sleeping, and cooking. But, I think this will be good for me.
It's supposed to help with Diabetes (I'm borderline), Fibromyalgia, and depression. I'm really excited to not get Diabetes, manage my pain from Fibromyalgia, and manage my depression better AND get off most, if not all, of my meds. #ketodiet #lchfdiet