I am going to keep this short and sweet. My husband and I can both stand to lose some weight. He has never been interested in dieting, despite health issues and my nagging him. I, on the other hand, I have tried every diet under the sun. I, too, have heart problems that make it difficult to work out. I also have some issues with my hip and sciatic nerve. Therefore, I will do very little exercise until my leg heals.
That being said, while on a business trip recently he had a conversation with a coworker about his new food plan (he was having bacon). He was on a ketogenic plan. After we got the details, Dan was all in and it was time for me to get to work.
I won’t bore you with all the details. If it strikes your fancy then you can google it. I bought a book called “Bacon & Butter” by Celby Richoux. Basically, your body will begin to burn your fat storage’s as long as you stay under 30 grams of carbs (I am not a professional please be kind if you have opposing information). You eat mostly fat, moderate amounts of protein, little to no carbs, and NO sugar. You will also need to drink at least half of your body weight in water daily.
We started last Monday the 13th, so almost two weeks. I have lost almost 20 pounds (11 since I started the plan) and he is down almost 15.
We decided we didn’t want to be winded while playing with our kids. I don’t want to hide under layers of clothing, and shapewear. I am so tired of sweating like I’m sitting in a sauna so my husband can’t see my “extra love” while folding laundry. You know what I’m saying? I am so sick of crying while standing in front of a mirror in a dressing room. The amount of anxiety I get as I try clothes on is insane. I used to love shopping. I want that back. I have such a hard time taking a photo with my kids, or anyone to be honest. I don’t want that for them or me. I want to be healthy, show my kids what it means to take care of our bodies.
This is what we’re doing and, yes, I am aware this is not for everyone, but it is working fabulously for us.
I want to wish you the best of luck on your dieting endeavors.