I have a similar lifestyle to yours Majikk - 2 jobs ... up at 5am ... no time left at the end of the day - but I took Jeannie's & Lanie's advice & tried the low carb diet. Its a little scarey at first (What?!? NO POTATOES!!!!!) but do-able. I don't have a regular exercise routine or a regimented meal plan but I'm getting good results just by using common sense.
First off, I stopped all the Fast Food Joint nonsense. Second, I found I can still eat the occasional piece of bread or potato. My glucose meter doesn't light up like a Christmas tree if I have a sandwich using 1 slice of bread instead of 2 or 1 small potato & a tenderloin steak. Third, I eat about 1/2 to 2/3 less of everything compared to what I used to consume. That last point is not entirely true; I can eat a whole pot of steamed green beans and a 6 oz. steak so again, common sense rules. One last thing; read the nutrition labels on food packages, especially the health food types. The amout of carbs and sugar in some of these products will amaze you.
Maybe due to the early wakeup, I find that my sugar readings are on the high side in the mid-morning to mid-afternoon area so I try to eat less or smaller portions around that time.
As of this morning, I'm down 25 pounds since July so the plan works
Oh, a word of warning about the weight loss once it starts: it can be a bit worrying since the flab doesn't always melt away from where you would expect it to (my spare tire for example). The other day, when I climbed into the bath tub & sat down, I hit bone!
Me bum is disappearing
Give the diet a try!
P.S. I should add ... this works for me but may not work for anyone else. As has been wisely pointed out here a number of times "We are all different".
Post Edited (TVEditor) : 10/17/2008 12:16:21 PM (GMT-6)