My bf has a saying. Opinions are like a$$holes: Everybody has one, and they all stink. The bottom line is, you have to find out what works for YOU. That means you have to accept the process and there will be periods of progress and stalls.
Originally Posted by shymouse
My advice is, first, be prepared for hunger and eat good food until you are satisfied. I also am thinking of my next meal all the time. I found I need protein and carbs at every meal. Ketosis is not an option for me, so I eat white rice and potatoes. Keep easy stuff like sardines and hard-boiled eggs on hand. Leftovers are your friend. I lost 22 pounds eating bacon 3-4 times per week. Give up wheat. This is likely to improve your joint issues. After that, depending on how you're feeling, give up dairy for a while. Use olive oil or coconut oil and stay away from canola and soybean oil. You don't have to do everything all at once. I still have not made the switch to grass-fed meat. Try those things first, and then tinker with ketosis, exercise, supplements, etc. There are lots of good ideas here.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.