I started low carb again about a month ago, so far lost 2.2 kg but noticing loss in waist measurement and increase in energy. What got me back was reading Gary Taubes Good Calories Bad Calories, very well reserched but a bit of a slog if you arent interested in the science of it all - LOL He is putting out a paper back condensed verion which should be easier to digest for those who dont really care for extended research.
Well about a month ago I started Eat Fat Loose Fat by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig, but the 2 tablesppons of cocnut oil was too much fro me - so it kind of wasnt happening. If you take that time out, I've only been low carbing for about 2 weeks. And drinking wine still in the first 10 days of those two weeks - but I am getting there. Bit by bit.
I am glad to find an Australian site, thank you Sherie and moderators for making this available for us.
What led me to this site was the Tony F shake diet, my sister in law has just started and I wanted to learn what she was on, see if the ingredients were safe etc, and what I found here horrified me. I have sent her emails of hair loss and gall stone stories, but I trust she will fall off the waggon soon enough, she is not a low fat person.
A few years ago I went low fat (before I started learning about nutrition - by researching cholesterol initially would yu believe) for about a year - the Simply Too Good To Be True books and fell into a deep depression. Since then I have discovered that depression can be exacerbated by low fat diets. It was pretty bad and am just coming out of it now and in the last few months.
Result is I am the heaviest I have been for many years (like 15) and as the spectre of menopause looms I am determined to shed these excess kilos.
Low carb has worked well for me before but even though it is early days I am finding it hard to shift this time. Does anyone else have that expereince? I am happy to stay with it, because I figure it took me a couple of years to put it on, it may well take a few years to get it off again. But I am finding I need to go zero carbs to do it. I know this is not an issue healthwise, as long as there is at leat 33% fat (animal etc) with it, and I am quite happy with it at present, though I can see it could get boring. Especially watching Nigella Lawson cook donut toat on TV - man that got the carb claws going! Generally though, I am not a 'sweets' person, I can take it or leave it. But I love my milk - sigh!
The other thing I have found during my life is that beer is my worst enemy. I can keep the weight off if I keep off the beer. Alas - I do like a coldie on a hot day!
Im jumping about a bit here, but back to the beginning, what I saw when I came looking for TF answers impressed me, so I decided to join.
I have 25 (22.8) kg to loose, and I am confident I can do it.