I’m working at low carb living.  Friends, ever since I had my three babies years, YEARS ago I’ve wanted to get to a weight I’ve felt to be reasonable.  For me, that humber on the scales represents health.  I’d get there, and go up.  Get there again and then go back up.  Over and over and over and over.  I’ve tried numerous things, Weight Watchers always being my go to program.  I’ve always felt like I knew what I was doing.  I knew how to make my weight go down and I knew why it would go up.  But was I really eating “healthy”?  And as I’ve gotten older, why is it harder for the weight to go down?

Over time, I’ve learned more and more of what foods I should and should not be eating.  I’ve learned even “healthy” grains are not so healthy for me.  I feel I’ve made myself insulin resistant with my poor food choices over all the years.   Some of those poor food choices where taught to us as being healthy choices!  We have been taught wrong.

Insulin resistance is when cells in your muscles, fat, and liver don’t respond well to insulin and can’t easily take up glucose from your blood. As a result, your pancreas makes even more insulin to help glucose enter your cells.

Finally, I feel like I am addicted to sugar.

On a positive note, I do feel that I can change and heal my body through diet and exercise.  The one thing I don’t care for is to track my foods or my macros and calories.

“Macros” is short for macronutrient. Macronutrients are the three categories of nutrients you eat the most and provide you with most of your energy: protein, carbohydrates and fats.

That said, I’ve heard the quote, “you can’t manage what you don’t measure.”  I know I need to measure and track.  So for this week, I WILL measure and track what I am eating to see just how many carbohydrates, fats, proteins and calories I am eating.  I will also track my weight as well as how I feel.  Right now, I’m ok if I don’t follow a KETO diet.  I want to mainly stay low carb and see if I can get my body back to normal and then keep it normal.  After a week, I will re-evaluate where I am on my journey and decide what changes I need to make.

Please follow along with my journey.  I’ll share the up’s and down’s of it.  When I run across some amazing recipes I will share them here.

But the ultimate goal is health.  My ultimate goal is to stay Live in Phase 2 as long as possible before moving into Phase 3 (where our health declines).

If you’ve found something that works well for you, I’d love to hear.

Live life healthy,