66 & Just Counting Calories & Carbs

  • About 6 years ago I met with a Registered Dietitian who recommended an Insulin Resistance Diet. My insurance covered a few visits so we met once a month for about 4 months. During that time I lost 26 pounds and all my numbers dropped into the normal range. I felt great.

    Then I had a major surgery and have been gaining weight ever since.

    It's not hard at all to follow and I want to get back on it. Once you get going your cravings and hunger stop.

    It's 1500 calories and 165 gms carbs per day

    If anyone wants to join me I will be here daily - my way to stay focused.

    Carbs: 165 carbs between 3 meals and 2 snacks daily.

    45 breakfast 45 lunch 45 dinner 15 snack 1 15 snack 2
    and always eat a carb with a non-carb protein or healthy fat.

    3 Meals: approx 450 calories each with the balance split between 2 snacks.
  • Starting @ 185 pounds

    1st Goal: to lose 8 pounds by June 15th

    It was so easy to lose weight when I was younger. Now it's so easy to gain it !!
  • Fried Cabbage with Bacon (allrecipes.com)

    Bacon, chopped – 6 slices
    Large onion, diced – 1
    Garlic, minced – 2 cloves
    Large head cabbage, cored and sliced – 1
    Salt, to taste – 1 tsp
    Ground black pepper – 1 tsp
    Onion powder – 1/2 tsp
    Garlic powder – 1/2 tsp
    Optional: paprika – 1/8 tsp

    Prep 15 m
    Cook 1 h

    Ready In 1 h 15 m


    Place the bacon in a large stockpot and cook over medium-high heat until crispy, about 10 minutes.
    Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion caramelizes; about 10 minutes. Immediately stir in the cabbage and continue to cook and stir another 10 minutes.
    Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes more.
  • Yesterday was a good day. Absolutely no sugar foods!

    It helps to keep busy and keep my mind off of eating. When I am bored I want to eat even if I am not actually hungry.

    Today may be a cloudy and rainy day....the hardest for me. I need to find a project that will keep my mind and feet busy


counting calories, insulin resistance, over 60, weight loss