Thursday, July 30, 2009

The one when Lula rethinks this whole carb business

When I first heard of low carb dieting several years ago, I thought "What could be more dumb than that? Carbs = energy, carbs are our friends."

Then I decided to jump on the bandwagon because I was having trouble losing those last few pounds of (mostly) belly fat.

Lo and behold, the weight is melting off. The trade off-I feel like HELL. No energy, I'm having trouble concentrating, and I was too spent to even work out last night. I've been keeping my carbs between 40-70 on any given day, and that number is just too low for me. My new goal is 80-100 grams per day.

This morning I had a half serving of oatmeal with berries and almonds, and I already feel better. So the great carb experiment wasn't a fail, but I did need to find what works for me.

The pisser? When I weighed myself this morning I was down to 136.5. With hardly any effort. I think I've only seen that number once in the past 2 years, and I'm pretty sure it was after surgery.

Hopefully this number will work for me as well, and give me the energy to lift those damn heavy weights!


wirecutter said...

Gotta eat more bacon, Lula.
I never saw much sense in a low carb diet. Like you said, carbs = energy. And I need a lot of energy.

What I found works for me is to just make your big meal in the morning (so you have the day to burn the calories) and have a snack at mid-day, then a light dinner.
I went from 240 to 165 in less than a year.
Of course, when I started drinking a lot of beer again, I went back up to 210. But I like beer......

Lula said...

I do love my bacon-and it actually has 0 carbs!! It's the cheese and meat diet, gotta love it.

Beer has been my downfall as well. But it's so good-beer makes you feel like you should feel without beer!