Hi, I saw your posting on the thread "How did u finally get it?" which led me here.
You said you've been tracking your food for a while and not seeing a real difference. Could I suggest that you cut back your calories a bit? I originally was using 1500 as my limit and nothing much was happening. I experimented with lowering it by 50 calories a day for a couple weeks, then another 50 calories for another period of time. I found that 1300-1350 is where I need to be to lose at a reasonable rate.
There are plenty of times when I go over that limit and I just "coast" at my present weight for a while, but when I'm ready to lose more, I have a number to use as a guide.
There are SO many variables that affect how quickly we lose weight and calories are just a part of that, so your results will probably be different. But cutting back on calories does seem worth a try.
Yes. I am a low carber because of my diabetes, so my plan is as follows:
1 Medical food (such as a whey protein shake) 2 fruit 1 grain 3 protein (3 oz ea) 2 legume or starchy vegetables (hummus, nuts, corn, peas) 4 healthy fats (i cook with olive oil and use almond butter in my protein shakes) 5 vegetables (but these are unlimited) 1 dairy 15 gummi bears (she gave me one "crutch food" to look forward to each day.
The choices are similar to those on South Beach; lean meats, green leafy vegetables, lower carb fruits. With this plan, my fiber has shot up 10g, that is why I feel stuffed. Even the 95oz of water isn't tough when I drink 24oz at a time with each meal and snacks.