So I am on week eight of really limiting my carbs and sugar to ward off Candida for good! I found out I had it after months of strange symptoms, one being weight gain/belly fat coming on! Everything I read told me to cut out sugar and carbs completely– but insert a girls weekend and Thanksgiving and I couldn’t do it 100% on my own as I would cave.
Insert a test group, a chance to learn how to eat higher-fat with lower-carbs and moderate protein. I knew it would be exactly what I needed to stay the course and get myself better. I said yes, but was a bit scared of the lifestyle to come.
I am happy to report that I feel SO much better. I have lost 8″– and seeing it in my tummy which is my trouble area is HUGE. I am no longer bloated. My sugar cravings are kicked. I feel strong, and lean muscle is appearing all over. I don’t feel deprived, and am really enjoying my foods of eggs, veggies, nuts, homemade salad dressings, seeds, spaghetti squash casserole, bacon, zucchini noodles, grass-fed meatballs, cauliflower rice, lots of different proteins and the list goes on. It has forced me to get rid of some bad habits like grabbing kettle chips, an RX bar in my daily life. Things add up when you don’t pay attention to them. I am limiting my carbs to under 100 a day- but no, this is not Ketosis which would be under 50g a day. For me, personally, I don’t want to limit certain veggies and nutrients that are essential to my health so 100g is a lifestyle to me, not under 50 and having to be deprived of what I need for good health.
The scale hasn’t dropped a significant amount, and I am accepting that. I have released about 4 pounds– but the inches and how I feel are what is teaching me to be patient and keep trusting the process. Some bodies drop weight, some change into muscle and drop inches. I am happy that I feel strong, and leaner— and that was my goal and I’ll keep seeing what I can do!
I am excited to see what happens in the last handful of weeks and I do plan to move forward with this way of eating. It has been fairly easy to follow, and when something fits into your lifestyle AND makes you feel good– it gives you the motivation to keep going forward!