Low carb doesn’t mean no carb

Right now I am keeping my total carbs below 20 – 25g per day.  That’s pretty low carb. I have been doing this for the last 3 months.   The reason being is that for now I want to maximize my weight loss and I have noticed that the lower carb I go, the more weight I lose.  So for the next couple months at least, I will be keep that carb count very low.  I love seeing the progress on the scale, in my clothes falling off and in the mirror.  And nothing breeds success like success.

However, as I reach closer and closer towards my healthy weight goal range, I’ll start to begin to add more carbs.  And I’ll also have to adjust and develop new recipes taking into account the new higher carb range.  And I’ll be doing this for a few weeks, gradually adding carbs every few days to few weeks.  I really have no idea at this point how many carbs I will consume in my healthy weight zone.  But I suspect it will be between 50 – 100g per day.

I do plan on continuing to make most of my meals at home and adding more higher quality carbs, like more squashes, berries, fruits, whole grains, etc. In the meantime, it’s still ultra low carb for me and seeing the pounds fly off.  The funny thing is that I actually enjoy the meals that I am eating now plus I am seeing real progress for a change.

it’s kinda like the express elevator down to a better weight.   If there was some button I could press to just make it happen by tomorrow, I would certainly think about it.  But there isn’t.  It took me a long time and a lot of bad habits to get 100 lbs overweight.  So building new habits that are sustainable for life makes sense to me.  And I will say, many of the things I have eating low carb are way better than any fast food I’ve had or for many restaurants for that matter.

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