Friday, November 14, 2008

Explanations

There are a few things I haven't shared with you. I have some health issues that makes picking the right diet difficult for me. I have to weigh what is more important to me. One of the things I deal with is that I have IBS that is really affected by the foods I eat. I also have a problem digesting fat and it makes me quite sick. Given just these two facts I had decided that as much as I love the Low Carb way of life and as much as it suits my family, I was going to have to go with a diet that was lower in fat and higher is fibre, thus I changed to Weight Watchers Core.

There is something new one for me to consider now. Let me tell you the background. I have a three 1/2 month old daughter and I am 36 years old. It took me 5 years to get pregnant with her. While I was in the hospital delivering her, a doctor there gave me her opinion that she felt I had PCOS. And while I still have to get all the testing done to be sure, I am pretty sure I do. I just fits. My husband and I would like to have one more child. But given that I am 36 years old, I can't wait another 5 years. So, I did research and given that new information, it seems that a modified low carb diet would make more sense to me.

Here are the reasons it would work for me:
  • It fights the super strong sugar cravings (part of PCOS, I have them super strong)
  • It helps to combat the insulin resistance (I always had this but it is also a part of PCOS)
  • It will help to regulate my hormone production
  • It will help me lose weight which also helps with PCOS
  • It works with my carnivore husband's way of eating
  • Due to the fact that my husband's diet is always high in protein, it actually is easier on my budget than having to add my low fat, high fibre foods on top of his list of foods.
Here are the ways I am going to modify the diet:
  • Knowing that I have issues digesting fat, I will watch the amount of fat in my recipes. It won't be low fat, but I will avoid those dishes extremely high in fat.
  • I will work on ways to increase the amount of fibre in my diet while still sticking to the low carb way of eating.
Given this new information, I am going to be switching back to low carb. I do have quite a LOT of Weight Watchers Core recipes gathered up that I am still going to share with you, but I plan on posting Low Carb Recipes as well.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Hi there Twisted Cinderella,

I stopped by for a visit to see what you're up to and found a plethora of recipes - a mixed bag of low-carb and Weight Watchers. I was curious, so headed back a few posts, as I was sure there would be an explanation. :-)

Welcome back to low-carbing. It is possible to low-carb and keep the fat lower. I eat moderate carbs, so my fat level is not as high as in the days when I was eating as low as 30 grams a day. Calories still matter for me.


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