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Diet

Posted by Scott Holstad on April 9, 2015

So my wife put me on a diet a couple of months ago. And it’s paying off. It’s a very low carb diet. Let me back up for a minute. Back in 2010, I didn’t know anything about carbs or diets and I got into trouble with my doctors. In December 2010, my doctor forced me to see a couple of dieticians who put me on what they told me was a low carb diet of 65 carbs per meal. I know that sounds like a lot, but when you eat pizza and burgers for every meal, it’s an improvement, trust me. However, there wasn’t much of an improvement in my health, so in May of 2011, my doctor insisted I take it lower — to below 40 carbs per meal. I was stunned. That seemed like so little. I had to really work to get to below 40 carbs per meal. I had to do a lot of meal planning, which I wasn’t used to.  However, I got used to it and have religiously stuck to 36-37 carbs per meal ever since. The problem is, I’ve still gained weight while on this “diet.” Frustrating. Much of it has to do with the meds I take. They cause weight gain as a side effect. But I don’t exercise enough, I know, even though I often feel like I have valid excuses — bad back, bum hip, bad knees, headaches, etc — they’re still excuses. I know that.

So a few months ago, my wife put herself on a very low carb, high protein diet and she lost weight. So she convinced me to join her a couple of months ago. And my carbs per meal has dropped from 36-37 to 14-15. That’s a HUGE drop! That’s taken a lot of work! But it actually hasn’t been that hard and my wife has helped me. And she’s gotten me to eat things I never would have considered eating in my life before now. Like cabbage. Or zucchini and cauliflower-based pasta. Or broccoli. Or Greek yogurt. Or, or, or. She’s making me a lot of meatloaf, which is darn nice of her. And guess what? I’ve lost 15 pounds in less than two months! I know that’s not a world record or anything, but I’m pretty pleased and I hope to continue to shed some weight as I stay on this diet. Now, pass me the damn cauliflower!

4 Responses to “Diet”

  1. dweezer19 said

    Congratulations Scott! I have been on a similar path for quite awhile now. Not easy for someone raised on white rice, bread and lots of gravy and potatoes! The truth is you eill have more energy and longer days withput illness. Good luck to both of you!

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  2. Congrats! And continued good luck to both of you! 🙂
    YAY for veggies! Even the damn cauliflower! 😀
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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