I am trying (like most folks, it seems ) to lose some weight. I eat a vegetarian diet, as does my whole family. I feel that I am fairly versed in what foods/food groups are good for me. I know that basically, if you want to lose weight, eat fewer carbs and more veggies. Need to gain weight, eat more carbs. This is a bit oversimplified, I know, but fairly basic. I also realize the glycemic index of simple and complex carbs and their effect on glucose levels and insulin excretions.
I have a new bike (Look, Ultegra) and want to drop like 20# or so...I am 190 and 5'9"... for the past 4-5 weeks, I have been back into my exercise regimin of running/cycling. I have ridden Mnt Mitchell some 10 yrs ago, run Marathon, 10ks. Cycle Across MD several times, etc, so USED TO BE in pretty good fitness level.
I have not lost any weight although I have been eating low fat with relatively low carbs...basically oatmeal or whole wheat toast (no butter) for b-fast...salad for lunch and whatever, usually lower carb for dinner. This is depressing. I have even stopped drinking beer!!!
Am I being too impatient? Am I to resort to only salads for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner? If so, I can handle that, but is that what I should do?
Am I just not exercising enough?
Any suggestions (and motivational inspirations) would be appreciated.
p.s. I am loving my new bike...I just need more time to ride and less time for work...