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Checking In! Jenn+5 ❤️ TTC since May 2017; 5 kids; 2 angel babies; Town you've never heard of, OH, United States 13445 posts
Apr 26th '17

5faa6b04d5eb04c16c7c49091440fbea.JPGChecking in with all you wonderful ladies! Just know it's never to late to start your weight loss journey. I've got just 8lbs to being where the doctors want me to be when we begin to ttc in June. I'm 28lbs away from where I would love to be before we ttc in June :) i can't believe June is so close now!! Started my journey October 12, 2016.

lamb_nodules 2 kids; United Kingdom 3728 posts
Apr 26th '17

Wow. Wow wow wow wow. The difference is stunning. Seriously, girl, well done. You must be so proud. 

What do you do?

browncrayon07 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Dixon, Il, United States 2329 posts
Apr 26th '17

You look FANTASTIC!! 

Jenn+5 ❤️ TTC since May 2017; 5 kids; 2 angel babies; Town you've never heard of, OH, United States 13445 posts
Apr 26th '17

Quoting lamb_nodules:
Wow. Wow wow wow wow. The difference is stunning. Seriously, girl, well done. You must be so proud. 

What do you do?


Thanks girl! Mainly use myfitnesspal pal and stay a little under 1200 calories. Eat a sensible breakfast like half a whole grain bagel with pb or natural jelly, a piece of fruit and a cup or two of milk. A serving size of cereal with milk. Yogurt, really whatever healthy options you prefer.

lunch: salad with some type of dressing. Sandwich with veggie sticks and some
fruit. 

Dinner: a serving size of whatever I made my family for dinner. That was the first fifty pounds with those flavored waters and no exercise.

Now I exercise 60 minutes a day get in 120 ounces of regular water a day. And basically follow this guideline go eating :)


Here is the diet I'm on right now and I really enjoy it

Jenn+5 ❤️ TTC since May 2017; 5 kids; 2 angel babies; Town you've never heard of, OH, United States 13445 posts
Apr 26th '17

Quoting browncrayon07:
You look FANTASTIC!! 


Thanks so much! :)

Jenn+5 ❤️ TTC since May 2017; 5 kids; 2 angel babies; Town you've never heard of, OH, United States 13445 posts
Apr 26th '17

Here is the diet I'm on right now and I really enjoy it  I do around the 1200 calories and I'm losing weight daily so far
PCOS Diet!!!!!!!!!!

with PCOS, insulin resistance, have a significant amount of weight to lose (more than 30 lbs), or are having trouble losing weight
So if you fall into one of these categories, you need to change the proportions of protein and fat to carbs (cutting carbs overall in favor of more protein and fat) and get most, if not all, your carbs from small amounts of whole grains and fiber-rich fruit and vegetable (fresh or lightly cooked is much better than canned/well-cooked). This is what we call the "slow burn" style of LE Diet.

How does this work?? Protein and carbs have the same amount of calories in them - about 4 calories per gram. Fat has 9 calories a gram. So by getting more protein and more fat, you make up for any caloric deficit that you would incur by cutting back on carbs somewhat, and yet you are still sticking within the overall limits of LE Diet in terms of calories. Don't just cut out carbs, you'll starve that way! Remember, no one should ever go below 1200 calories!

So while a traditional "crash and burn" type diet would look like this (and please try not to get too hung up on the numbers, this is really just ballpark for illustration only):


1500-1800 cals Roughly 1000-1500 cals are going to be from carbs, depending on the amount of calories overall and the proportions of protein/fat you are eating. These carbs can be in the form of empty white carbs but can also include small amounts of whole grains and also fruit and higher carb vegetables.

The "slow burn" type of diet would look more like this:

1500-1800 calories Roughly 750-1000 cals from carbs and these carbs will all be in the form of whole grains, fresh or lightly cooked fruit and higher carb veg with lots of fiber to help with insulin resistance
1200-1500 calories, some gals with PCOS/IR may benefit from this low a caloric intake at the beginning - as the weight comes off, insulin sensitivity will improve and you can increase calories at that point)


(Where it says "eat X number of times a day" that means you eat that amount that many times per day. It's like the Weight Watchers points system - you can have 2 or 3 servings at one meal or 1 at 3 meals or however works the best for you. You do not, and in fact shouldn't, be eating 5 times a day on any form of LE Diet. On the "slow burn" style LE Diet, it can be very beneficial to your insulin response to have a nice long fast period up to 16 hours every day with no food coming in and this also seems to sway pink.)

--Eat every day:

1 full fat Brown Cow yogurt (or any full fat yogurt) OR 3/4 c whole milk
1 Taste Nirvana Coconut water (or any coconut water, that one is good tasting while some other brands are ucky)
(this will ensure you get a decent amount of potassium and will help with fat and protein)

--2-3 times a day, pick one :

(You can split them into smaller servings and have more often if you would prefer this. These products are not going to be available in all areas and in that case you just would substitute an equivalent product. The salt limits are only for those who are limiting sodium.)

½ c brown rice
½ c cooked whole wheat pasta
1 slice whole grain bread (NOT wheat bread, must be 100% whole grain)
4 Ry Krisp crackers (unsalted)
8 Hint of Salt Triscuits
16 Hint of Salt Wheat Thins
One graham cracker (this is a treat to be had when you’re craving something sweet and you MUST top with the peanut butter option below.)

2 times a day, pick one:

1-2 cup fruit (if the fruit is chunky and not too sweet like watermelon, you can have more; if it’s kind of dense like blueberries, stick with the smaller amount.
1 baked potato (pick a smallish one)
1 baked yam (smallish one)
Carrot Sticks (you can have quite a few, like 2 carrots’ worth)
1 banana
1 apple or pear (I actually want you to leave the skins on these for extra fiber that will keep your blood sugar in check.)
1 corn on the cob
½ c storebought pasta sauce

5 times a day pick one:

2 egg whites
1 whole egg (best to keep these to a few times per week to prevent getting too much saturated fat)
2 T hummus
½ c beans, lentils, or peas
1 1x1 inch cube of cheese
2 chick. nugget size pieces of chicken (use on top of salad or on taco)
1 oz. turkey (ground or sliced deli meat)
Piece of tofu about the size of a deck of cards
1/8 of a cup of nuts or seed (use to top a salad)
3 large shrimp or scallops (this is an occasional treat – no more than 2x a week)
2 T peanut butter (eat on top of the graham crackers if you are craving something sweet)

(eating that amount of the above foods, plus the protein in the yogurt/whole milk and grains, will ensure you get enough protein)

3-5 times a day pick one:

If you don't NEED to eat them, this is a place to cut some cals, but please feel free to include them if you would like.

1 T oil (corn or vegetable oil with Omega 6 fats are best)
1 T butter (margarine with Omega 6 fats may be better)
1 T mayo
1 T not-very-sweet salad dressing like vinaigrette or ranch
1 T whipping cream (can pour over berries)
1 T parmesan cheese

UNLIMITED

You can have as much as you want.
Mustard and unsweetened Salsa
Mushrooms
Herbs
All low carb veggies (asparagus, bell pepper, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, green beans, lettuce, spinach, spaghetti squash, tomato, zucchini)
If you can, use leeks and green onions instead of garlic and onion

Can drink as much coffee as you want
1-2 cups of alcohol a day
Plenty of water and diet soda
Of course keep up with the 60 minutes of cardio also!

lamb_nodules 2 kids; United Kingdom 3728 posts
Apr 26th '17

Oh, wow. I really admire your discipline and perseverance. Well done. 

MrsKW 3 kids; United States 4579 posts
Apr 26th '17

Girl you look amazing! If only I wasn't nursing and could get by with less calories, weight loss is hard

Phenomemom 2 kids; Portland, Oregon 3061 posts
Apr 26th '17

You look incredible! Way to go on being so disciplined and hard working! I need to find your level of motivation!

Jenn+5 ❤️ TTC since May 2017; 5 kids; 2 angel babies; Town you've never heard of, OH, United States 13445 posts
Apr 26th '17

Quoting lamb_nodules:
Oh, wow. I really admire your discipline and perseverance. Well done. 


Thank you! :)

Jenn+5 ❤️ TTC since May 2017; 5 kids; 2 angel babies; Town you've never heard of, OH, United States 13445 posts
Apr 26th '17

Quoting MrsKW:
Girl you look amazing! If only I wasn't nursing and could get by with less calories, weight loss is hard


Thank you! Yes I agree it is hard! :) 

Jenn+5 ❤️ TTC since May 2017; 5 kids; 2 angel babies; Town you've never heard of, OH, United States 13445 posts
Apr 26th '17

Quoting Phenomemom:
You look incredible! Way to go on being so disciplined and hard working! I need to find your level of motivation!


Thanks girl! It took me forever to talk myself back into it! Now I enjoy it.

Cat.Woman. 2 kids; Gotham City, PA, United States 9782 posts
Apr 26th '17

You look fabulous! 

Jenn+5 ❤️ TTC since May 2017; 5 kids; 2 angel babies; Town you've never heard of, OH, United States 13445 posts
Apr 26th '17

Quoting Cat.Woman.:
You look fabulous! 


Thanks mama! :)

tinana+3 3 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 48153 posts
Apr 26th '17

You must feel like a new woman! You're doing a great job. Mid Happy