From the time I started the process of infertility treatments I watched the number on the scale climb slowly higher and higher. It is an unfortunate side effect of both the PCOS and Insulin resistance but also the medications that are sometimes used to get and stay pregnant. It was a price I was willing to pay to be a Mom.
Now that my "baby" is four years old I think the time for blaming the "baby weight" has long passed. I have tried no carbs (lost 30 pounds and gained it back), weight watchers, atkins, sugar busters and nothing worked long term. Everything seemed to work in the short term but rarely anything lasting.
I recently heard about a very different kind of eating plan called Trim Healthy Mama. No food group is excluded completely and people all around me were achieving great success. So I have decided to try it! I am reading the book and it is simple enough at first. As you read on the complexities of the plan become obvious. That being said, it also seems incredibly sensible and logical. It is a thorough book, although it might require a few chapters be reread a couple times.
As I work through it I will try to update on my progress. Here goes nothing!