About Me

drew rileyI’m an almost 40 year old mother of 3 that has had a lifelong struggle with carbs, particularly in the forms of candy and chocolate.  Up until having kids, I was only slightly overweight, but from the first pregnancy on,  the struggle began.  I have lost weight on Weight Watchers but gained it back after grieving a sudden death in the family.  Later, I lost weight on my own using My Fitness Pal.  When I forgot to log-in after the 100-something day and watched the counter go back to zero, I lost my drive to stick with the diet.  Silly, I know!  Once again, the weight piled back on.  Eventually, I discovered Medifast.  I am no longer a strictly Medifast user due to the costs, but the basic premise of low carb/high protein foods eaten every couple hours seems to work for me.  I am not experiencing hunger and cravings like I did before.  I’ve dropped 53 pounds so far from January 23rd to July 18th.  Although packaged foods are not ideal, I am working on a plan to keep the weight off once I lose it, and this plan will likely be a continuance of keeping my diet low carb and sticking with many small meals throughout the day.  This site was created to share reviews on the products I use or have tried as well as tips and tricks that have worked for me along the way.

Follow along with my weight loss journey at My Fitness Pal.  I would also love to follow along with you on your journey!

  • Leo - I have just started redang your book. I don’t have any real weight to lose, but I have had chronic reflux and heartburn for ten years no matter what I eat. That is the reason I have choosen to read your book. I was trying out some recipes, and I notice that, for some, you use a sugar substitute. I do not use them. I don’t feel that they are beneficial for me or belong in my diet. I don’t like the taste or the effect on my digestive system. So, my questions is, do I lose all (or most) of the benefits of the wheat free lifestyle if I continue to eat small amounts of sugar? Small amounts being sometimes in certain recipes, fruits, etc (certainly not everyday consumption-aside from fruit). Also, do you recommend a protein powder to use for smoothies? Thank you for your time.ReplyCancel

    • Low Carb, High Protein Meals - Hi, Leo. I think you may have me confused with someone else as I do not have a book. I am just a regular gal working my way through a low carb high protein diet and posting reviews on the products I try. I am not a doctor and definitely not qualified to give advice. I do post many recipes from blogs and recipe sites on my Facebook page that I find interesting. Many do use artificial sweeteners. It is recommended by many experts not to use the artificial sweeteners, but I find to make this lifestyle change livable for me, I need the sweet but not the sugar. So, I do use them. I have tried to keep my sugar consumption per day to 25 grams or less. Sometimes I go over, but that’s my rule of thumb. If you are trying to stick to a low carb diet, try to eat more vegetables than fruit. If you really want the fruit, stick with lower carb fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, etc. Although, if you’re having sugar and it’s coming from fruit, that’s way better than it coming from processed food. Fruit comes with fiber, vitamins and minerals which makes it a great option to calm your sweet tooth. :) I do occasionally use protein shakes, although they’re not my favorite. I tend to use Medifast, Bariwise, or Wonderslim shakes. They contain artificial sweeteners, though. I did some looking and Designer Whey Plain & Simple is supposed to be without artificial sweeteners and only 2g sugar per serving. It has great reviews! http://amzn.to/1CJbZZCReplyCancel

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