softlips wrote:I'm not a fan of highly restricted diets to be honest. When the Atkins diet was popular I saw some patients with massively high cholesterol levels. I also think they're hard to keep to long term for most people. My weight loss now stands at 23 Kgs over the last year. I did aim to cut carbs almost completely but to be honest when you look into things carbs are everywhere.
I used the Fitbit app to monitor calorie intake and aimed for a calorie deficit of 750 cals per day. Using the app helped me educate myself better on what I was actually consuming. I've cut right down on carbs such as potatoes, rice, pasta. If I do have rice etc I'll try to have it as unprocessed as possible so will choose brown over white. I'm away several times a week with work and used to have a drink with my meal in an evening. I no longer do this unless I'm with colleagues.
Last September when I started cycling I struggled to do five miles in an hour and I was on blood pressure medication (I work in cardiology too). I now cycle an average speed of 18 mph (and it's hilly up here), have lost 23 Kgs and I'm off the BP meds. I cycled 100 miles in under six hours a few weeks ago and I'm doing 150 miles this Saturday.
I'm 50 in September and can honestly say I'm fitter now than I was at 18 - another kilo and I'll weigh less than I did then too!
OK try this one by one -
- cholesterol levels - one of the biggest myths ever about the impact of this and in fact just there to sell Statins ... plenty of links out there on science of them.
- You have already cut carbs, what % of carbs are your meals now, if anything less than 40% as it could be, then you are LCF, Keto is just at the extreme end of this
- highly restricted ? what is that ? today I have had eggs, bacon, Mushrooms, sausages, salmon, spinach, tomato, cream, nuts, restricted ?
Exercise does not lose weight your diet dies, do you always feel full ? Do you ever have big hunger pains ?