To begin, I would describe myself as all three of the things in the title of this post. In the past I’ve struggled with weight and food cravings. The main problem isn’t usually overeating if you have a sedentary lifestyle, but rather the fact that you aren’t moving, exercising, or eating as well as many oth
Good question. Traditional bread can be around 15g of carbs or more per slice.
There are lots of alternatives to bread such as Flatout Light wraps that only have 6g of net carbs. However, if you want real bread you're going to have to hunt. If you're ok with ordering online, Julian Bakery specializes in low carb bread. It's pretty good stuff at only 1g net carb a slice. However, it's quite expensive. Plus, you have to pay for shipping.
While I tend to focus on technology on this blog, I like to branch out a bit and give tips on improving health. Computer geeks everywhere could most definitely use some healthy advice! I've posted a variety of articles on my low carb experience and losing 60 pounds over the course of 4-5 months, which you can view with the low carb tag of this blog.
I've been on low carb for a little over 5 months now. I started out at 235lb and am now at 176lb. In total, I've lost 59 pounds. I started with around a 43-44 inch waist and I now have a 34 inch waist. Here are some of the ridiculous things I've done and eaten on this "diet" (I'd consider my plan a rough guide on what to eat rather than a strict plan):
As I mentioned in my December 11 blog post about how I'd lost 30 pounds, I've been dropping weight. Today (day 90) I'm down 43 pounds total. I started out at 235 pounds and now sit at 192. This is nearly the lightest I've been in 13 years (I got down to 190 in high school). Other than that one time I've been heavier than this since I was about 12 or so. I've never been able to get rid of the gut, which is now in my sights thanks to low carb. And it all happened in just 3 months.
I'm not a fitness or health professional. Growing up, I weighed 270lb at my maximum when I was 13 years old. I implemented a slightly better diet with workouts and dropped to 195lb during high school. That is my lowest weight. I've come to realize that my ideal weight is somewhere around 190lb. I'm 6'0" with a larger build.