Congratulations, Jeannie! This gives all of us the encouragement and conviction to koko.
Nice one, Jeannie! Result! I always had faith in you.
But as Columbo might once have said, just one thing bothers me. Why low fat dairy? You've gone to all the effort of cutting out the starchy carbs, but the low-fat stuff has many times the starch / sugar of the real thing and the fat will do you no harm whatsoever. I reckon it would push your HbA1C figures even lower if you tried it. (I have, and my last test came back at 4.7% with lipds better than my physicians!)
All the best,
Lanie, I'm a fan of yours as you know! You're achieving such great results with principles similar to my own and I wish we could persuade more people of the folly of low-fat food. It worries me that so many people don't question the low-fat dogma. I put heavy cream in my coffee and even friends look at me as if I've grown another head! I'd try and explain the science to them but I'm a wee bit scared of being burned as a witch. Could happen.
Mind you, I hope one of you will let me know if I sound like I'm turning into a conspiracy theorist. Conspiracy is very comforting after all - the existance of shadowy sorts with sinister schemes means that life isn't cruelly capricious and that a bunch of idiots aren't running the world, just making it up as they go along.
I'll stop now, in case they're listening.......
That's the spirit! Sounds to me as if you're doing all the right things in my opinion. I honestly don't believe it's possible or healthy to lose significant weight or to maintain weight loss on a low fat regime. Meanwhile, I lost a shedload of blubber 6 years ago when I went low carb - (as did my wife, but let's keep that to ourselves, eh?). It's never come back either. The blubber, not the wife.
Jeannie, I'd like to say that not all calories are created equal. The important issue is insulin response since low insulin levels promote fat burning while high insulin levels encourage fat storage. And carbohydrate consumtion demands far higher insulin levels than fat or protein consumption.
Bacon and eggs for breakfast again tomorrow then.......