OK, I'm gonna join because I need to lose weight too, and I need to do it mostly through diet at least for now because I do not have the time or ability to go to the gym yet - I probably will start trying to go in the fall, and in the meantime I will be walking to and from work and the like, but it mostly has to be through food. My problem is that I ate relatively healthy before pregnancy, but then when I was pregnant, I was sick and ended up eating what stayed down best (usually carbs and junk - I couldn't eat vegetables for months) and then even when I felt better, got in the habit of indulging every craving. I have a huge appetite while nursing and nursing isn't helping me lose.
I'm not cutting carbs - I'm trying to re-establish healthy eating habits for the long haul so it has to be something I can maintain, but I am going to try to limit carbs or eat them earlier in the day and make sure they're whole grains and a small proportion of the meal overall. The big thing is going to be time with my crazy schedule, so today I wrote out some easy meals I can make quickly and the shopping lists and menus for each so I can prepare in advance - this is key for me.
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