Originally Posted by shalyn
I researched IF and I'm thinking about giving it a try to see if it works for me since nothing else has. I usually don't eat breakfast anyway, just an iced coffee.
I attempted to restrict my carbs today. That did not go so well...I ate about 150 carbs! I had never really kept track before so now I know and will work at cutting that at least in half.
xxkaleidoscopic - is there anything in particular you did to lose the weight (Atkins, etc.)?
When I weighed 178 pounds, that was many years ago. I was young and a complete couch potato. I joined marching band, and dropped ten pounds without changing my eating habits. I went down to about 140 two years ago by eating two meals a day (I never liked breakfast) and doing one mile on the treadmill every day. It wasn't a lot, but it was a strain for someone so wholly unathletic, so it got my heart rate up enough to help me lose.
This time around, I have stuck to low-cal. I do IF, so I eat between 12 PM and 4 PM, which has really helped with my cravings. If it's past four, I tell myself - nope, not happening! And the longer I stay on plan, the easier it gets! I am a vegetarian, and I have cut out most of my dairy/egg products, so I'm basically a vegan now as well. Finally, I kind of casually watch my sodium to make sure I'm not eating too much of that.
I hope that helped!