Hi, and welcome to my blog! Follow me on my journey to reclaim my bikini body with the Swedish diet called LCHF (Low Carb High Fat). I live in Sweden but I'm no viking. I'm originally from California, the land of lots of sun, healthy eating, and most of the year you can walk around in summer clothes. I speak, read and write Swedish. It took 2 and half years of studying Swedish, but I am proud to say that I've completed college entry level Swedish during that time. Though thanks to all the Swedish studying, writing, and speaking, my own native tongue has suffered. So if you notice a lot of misspellings, or strange sentence structure or weird sayings, it's because I tend to think in Swenglish terms now, so please forgive me >_<
I gained a good 40 lbs (18.18kg) while living in Sweden. The food is completely different than what I ate back home. In California, we eat a lot more fresh fruits and vegetables and lower fat foods. On the other hand here in Sweden, the food is much richer, with less fruits and vegetables, more potatoes and a heck of a lot more cremes and mayo based sauces (dips). It's food to survive the cold long winters, since more than half the year is technically winter if you compare it to most other countries. So naturally I put on 5 lbs (2.27kg).
Blame it on being a weakling or coming from a hot weather place, I ended up having some health problems from the very unusual freezing cold winters we've had here. But then again shoveling snow for about 2 hours a day in -18°C can even give the strongest vikings here some muscle aches. For most of that winter I stayed in bed with a lot pain, and gained the rest of the weight. I went from a size small to a size large, almost XL. The largest size I ever wore before this was a medium. I hated what I saw in the mirror, it wasn't me, it was someone else. I tried dieting and lost a couple of pounds but it felt as if the weight didn't want to leave. Thankfully I was introduced to LCHF and it's working wonderfully.
Before starting this blog I kept track of my daily progess on a piece of paper next to the computer. I've never been interested in blogs before, and I've never done a blog before. My man thought it was a good idea for me start a blog to keep track of my progess, and also since I stated that there wasn't much info or blogs to see how others faired with their diet in English. Luckly for me I speak Swedish, but unfortunate for non-Swedish speakers who are curious about how others are dealing with LCHF.
Hopefully this blog will help others who are interested in losing weight without starving themselves, or counting calories, and drinking awful diet shakes but there is a catch, you have to give up sugars (carbs).