I was getting Fungal infections every year and the allergies were out of control I was sitting there not able to move due to dizziness and depressed. I started to binge on carbs and gained rapidly till I hit 296 lbs I felt so bad all the time. Sick and exhausted I didn't sleep well I woke up tired I had sleep apnea and I was diagnosed as having very low Vitamin D level and I was pre-diabetic I cut out sugar and was looking into starting the Atkins diet again when I saw the movie Fat Head bye Tom Naughton. It was a revelation on how I had done it wrong the first time I was scared of fat so I had decided to eliminate it also how insulin works and why.
I made it my quest to find everything I could about it so I got the book Good Calories Bad Calories by Gary Taubes and the easier read Why we get fat and what to do about it. Both excellent books I found everything I could see about him on youtube and I saw his video at the Ancestral Health Symposium. I decided to watch all the rest of the videos I was blown away by the idea of the Paleo movement and started reading all the blogs of the speakers, including Nora Gedgaudes. I just finished reading her book Primal Body Primal mind, an amazing book. I am going to eat low carbohydrate, high fat, moderate protein the rest of my life. I am 9 weeks into the Leptin Reset by Dr Jack Kruse and I have never felt better in my life. Not even when I was a teenager. More energy. Better sleep. My lifelong insomnia is getting better and better. I'm halfway to my goal weight and I don't care for the first time in my life how long it takes me to get there!
The new Lorraine.
Finding places to eat that don't use bad fats in cooking and a good low carb choices.
Pre-make meals for when you don't feel like cooking, so you don't resort to going out for something fast and bad for you.