My first time here.
I'd like to share a few thoughts to give those who could use my experience, and also get some encouragement to keep going towards my goal.
I started at about 220 this summer, and have been able to lose 30 lbs so far. Now, that might sounds like really slow, but I have been very intermittent with my effort due to grad school stress.
But I have been following the low-carb diet, and have been able to lose the weight not just due to caloric deficiency, but also, I feel, the effects of lower carb in my diet.
I am able to get full quickly after a small high protein meal, and my insulin level is very low on low-carb, which allows me to shed the weight.
My basic meal is chicken breast with vegetables. I am never hungry. Though the meals are not the most enjoyable part of the day.
I exercise, cardio and weight training, about 30 min to 1 hour 3-4 times, but this depends how busy I am at school
I am now at 27% body fat, and want to get down to 10-15%, which means I have to lose another 20-30 lbs.
Hopefully I'll get there by summer!