In this week’s group meeting, health coach Amy Eiges talked to members about strategies they use to keep their diet sustainable long-term.

Discussion:

  • Low carb veterans Bob Collins and Vic Basmadjian fielded questions from other members about their approach to low-carb cooking.
  • Bob has lost over 80 pounds and reversed many health issues; Vic has lost over 100 pounds and also significantly improved his health.
  • Amy talked to them about how they use these low carb replacements and create recipes to be able to have the foods they crave without derailing their health goals.
  • Everyone agreed that once you eliminate carbs from your system cravings are greatly reduced, but that eventually low carb treats become a new reward system and it is very easy to overdo them.
  • Vic said that a strategy he uses is to keep his eating fairly simple during the week (mostly meat and some vegetables) and use the weekend to experiment in the kitchen.
  • Bob talked about bringing low carb treats with him to every social gathering so that he can indulge on his own terms.

Article by Amy Eiges

Amy Eiges is a health coach and reformed chronic dieter who is passionate about helping others recover from the diet-binge-gain-shame cycle she struggled with for years. Since discovering a ketogenic and low-carb lifestyle, she has lost over 200 pounds and has both reversed pre-diabetes and resolved lifelong depression. "When I was just starting out, facing 200 pounds to lose seemed insurmountable, and the idea I would ever be where I am now was unfathomable. Know this: I am not extraordinary. I just finally got the right advice, put one foot in front of the other and didn't look back. I know now that it can be done, but after battling this war for 40 years I had lost hope that it was really, truly possible. I am living proof that it is." Read more about Amy's story and struggles with food addiction and chronic dieting ("I Am Not Broken").