I am brand new to the site and I am looking to make friends and gain support while I am on my new weight loss journey!
I had my first child when I was 19 years old. I gained about 60 lbs and dropped it within the first 3 months without diet or exercise. I attribute that to being YOUNG and a new mom running around like nuts.
I just had my second child 9 years later in June of this year. I gained almost 80 lbs! My weight before getting pregnant was 150 and I ended up just about 228!! I am now down to 194 5 months later, but I have definitely stalled over the past month.
I started the initiation phase of Atkins today. So far, I am feeling alright. I just need some inspiration and support!!
One question I have is, do you guys all count NET carbs (carbs-fiber)? For example, today I had 2 cups of steamed broccoli. On the nutrition label, it says 4g carbs and 3g fiber per cup. So, I calculated that as 8g Carbs - 6g Fiber = 2g NET carbs. Am I doing this correctly? And as long as I stay under 20g NET carbs for this initiation phase, then I am ok?
I appreciate the assistance as I have not had too much time to delve into all of the literature yet. I have read the list of approved foods for the initiation phase and I am going to stick to that for now. I just needed clarification on this NET carb thing.
Good luck to everyone on your weight loss goals!