I started back on Weight Watchers but, didn't like the new program....I liked the one before, but, still struggling with it....I don't like the word diet because what are the first three letters of diet...die.....and some do die from being obsessive and yo-yoing.....I try to just be mindful of what I put in my mouth and I usually buy fresh or frozen and no added chemicals....still having a problem with getting off drinking Pepsi....I do like it...water is a problem...hard time drinking it...
I have recently lost 70 pounds just by cutting back on starches and watching my sugar intake. i found out i was diabetic and i got terrified so i just buckled down and counted my carbs and all and now i am getting thinner all the time.... lol
no hun reallly i just allow myself 47 carbs per meal and 18 carbs per snack. that's it. Its been working wonderful to me. baked potatoes are great but dont eat the skins. thats where the majority of the starches are.
Congrats, Tina! It is great to have another low-carber here! (Of course I limit my carbs per day to 40 grams or below, so your diet sounds like heaven!! I'm so glad you didn't fall for that whole low fat diet thing when they diagnosed your diabetes. It absolutely mystifies me how they can ask people to restrict fats (so that they eat more carbs) when that seems to be the very thing that is playing havoc with people's blood sugar!
Thank You @W.S and Penny..... it has taken time and it does get discouraging when u hit the plateau stage but I found that if I do good on my diet then once a month I will treat myself to something like a coffee coolatta from dunkin donuts or a mocha frappe from Mc Donalds. It helps me because then I feel like I am not losing out on the good things in life. It's something I love and i feel if I want one then I better be true to my diet. Oh I go off every now and again especially at parties but when I do then I don't treat myself that month with either one. It strictly determination and sheer will. Also I have a great support system in my friends like Hetty and Master and others.
That's so wonderful, Tina that you have a support system with friends......you are lucky as I don't have that...I am pretty much on my own......I try to eat organic as much as possible...and, I don't deny myself a treat every so often.....I don't believe in denying yourself because then, you tend to really binge, so, a treat now and then is great....the key, too, is moderation......