Cristina met many physicians who urged her to lose weight for the sake of her fatty liver, pre-diabetes and PCOS - but with no hint on how to do it. She'd be able to lose some weight, but yo-yoed back up in no time.
Then she finally met a doctor who recommended a no-sugar, no-starch diet:
I have always struggled with my weight. I have tried every diet under the sun and nothing has worked. I was the queen of the yo-yo. I could lose a good 20 or so pounds (9 kg) but after a while, I would put all the weight back on and then some. I have been over 200 lbs (90 kg) my whole adult life. My heaviest was tipping the scales at 270 lbs (122 kg).
In 2015 I went to an internal medicine doctor. I was 255-260 lbs (116-118 kg) at this time, my GP sent me to him because my liver enzymes were high (fatty liver disease) and I was pre-diabetic. He asked me if I had considered gastric bypass. Wait, what!? I didn't think I was there yet. I told him I wanted to try and lose some weight on my own first. He said "good luck" and waived me out of his office. He was yet another physician who said I needed to lose weight but not a lick of help on the how.
Fast forward one year. My husband and I decided to get ourselves checked out since we want to have a child. My OB put me on metformin (for my PCOS) which helped me lose the first couple of pounds.
I'm so thankful to these two wonderful doctors I have now that put pieces together for me and put me on the right road to a healthy living and lifestyle!She sent me to a reproductive endocrinologist and the very first appointment she sent me home with papers on a no starch, no sugar diet. I'm so thankful to these two wonderful doctors I have now that put pieces together for me and put me on the right road to a healthy living and lifestyle! I started the diet the very next day and did a lot of research at home and that is where I found Diet Doctor. I recommend Diet Doctor now to any person who asks me about LCHF.
I eat strict low carb, 20-30 g per day. I also work out at least five days a week. I have so much more energy, my skin has cleared up, and I no longer crave sweets or let food control me. I am no longer pre-diabetic and my liver enzymes are completely normal. Obviously there is no cure for PCOS, however I have less symptoms of it now. I have so much more self esteem and finally love myself in a way I never did before.
I started LCHF at 255 lbs (116 kg) 11/22/16. In three months I have lost almost 50 lbs (22 kg)! I am currently 209 lbs (95 kg)! I am in no way done, but it's a start! I'd like to lose another 50 lbs (22 kg). So far, I went from a size 18 to a size 12!
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