My “upping my carbs” experiment results
Hello everyone, it has been a while since I have written a post. Life has been busy and I have been experimenting. In my January post titled, Could a low carb diet be sabotaging your weight loss? I shared information about how some experts believe that a very low carb diet is not always the best solution for some people, especially women. It can mess with our hormones and create a stress response in the body, which leads to excess cortisol and weight gain or weight loss resistance. I thought you might be interested in my experience over the past few months of trying a slightly higher carb intake. I want to clarify that I am still following a low carb diet but not a very low carb ketogenic one.
My LCHF story
This is my story that was published in the May 2015 issue of the Lose It magazine. I have adapted it slightly for this blog post.
My early child hood:
For as long as I can remember, I have been trying to lose weight. Even though I was very sporty as a child, I was chubby. My mom prepared home-cooked meals, and we consumed very little sugary junk. Back then I could never understand why I was overweight. I remember feeling like I was perpetually aware of eating healthy food and trying to lose weight – but never getting anywhere with my attempts. The problem was that I was carbohydrate intolerant, yet consuming a diet full of “healthy” whole grains, starchy veggies, fruit, and sweetened fat-free dairy. Everything someone with an intolerance to carbs should NOT be eating. Read the rest of this entry