So glad I kept going
@Regranned from @tamashar - Highest weight 310+ (college)
Starting weight 287 (June 1, 2017)
Current weight 250.0
Changing to the keto WOE (way of eating) has been the best decision I have ever made. I did it because sugar had me all fucked up. Bread, cereals, and fast food were not helping either. I was addicted to food and a binge eater. I would put down over 1,000 calories per meal and worked a desk job. I was prescribed ADHD meds off label to make me stop binging, (I do have focus issues, so I got other benefits off it), and started doing some research. Restricting calories, obviously not working. Working out 4-5 days a week, sabotaged by diet. I was paying attention to my body and how it reacted to food.
Dairy with lactase=Bloating, gas, pain, shits
Bread/Carbs=Bloating, mood changes(!), mind fog
I went gluten free for a spell last year and saw some improvement in mind fog and weight, but it wasn't the smoking gun. I stopped eating candy and soda, nothing. Pretty fucking bleak. I already knew calorie restriction wasn't enough. 1200 calories a day on close to 300 lbs should elicit some weight loss, but alas...
Weight Watchers=Deduced it didn't work long-term after seeing a friend struggle
Gluten-free=Not enough by itself
Thrive=Water weight and some of the ingredients were questionable. Multilevel Marketing. Be careful with Thrive if you are bipolar and can be thrown into mania by energy supplements (like me).
Keto=Seems like a fad*
Asterix? How, Sway?
I started following some FB groups around March this year (ie. Lurked) and took notes. All these women (and some men) were posting these losses that didn't make sense. 1-2lbs a week was child's play and they were eating food that looked delicious AF. I felt weird about these mystery sugars like #Stevia, #Xylitol, #Swerve(I shit you not), aren't fake sugars bad??? I didn't know they aren't actually fake sugar. Stevia and Swerve is from a plant or fruits and Xylitol is a sugar alcohol from North American hardwood trees. Then I found out a lot of sweeteners being used today may not be from cane sugar. A lot of companies are using the sweet j