On January 2, 2017, I weighed in at 249. I had maintained an almost 60 pound loss. I had my last Diet Coke shortly after midnight on New Year's Day. On January 5th, my husband and I started the ketogenic diet. I have attempted low carb diets before but have never succeeded for long. This way of eating seems to be working for me. My blood sugars have been low. I have had plenty of energy, and I am not hungry.
There are plenty of websites out there with descriptions of a ketogenic diet, but the basic is idea is I get the majority of my calories from healthy fats (such as coconut, olives; avocado; and butter); I eat protein in moderation; and I eat less than 20 carbs a day. I avoid grains and sugars. I don't count calories or obsess about foods. And it's working. I am down more than 20 pounds since the first of the year.
This picture shows when I started and yesterday.
Where I really notice the difference is in profile. 4 years ago and this week.
Last year and this week.