I'm roughly 60 pounds heavier and about 6 years older than when I started running half marathons. But I have just learned the rules to losing all this weight and it doesn't involve any exercise. I need to get this on paper in case I trail off the diet years from now. No exact order but here we go:
there is roughly 4 grams of sugar in a teaspoon. Ketchup has one teaspoon of sugar for every tablespoon. There is approximately 11 teaspoons to a small bottle of orange juice. Your pancreas creates insulin to send sugar to cells for energy. It'll grab up the sugar first instead of sugars broken down from protein and fat. This may or may not be scientifically true, but it's what i remember reading.
eat protein before drinking wine, beer or spirits. It helps slow down the breakdown of the carbs which in turn keeps your insulin down.
don't eat carbs in the morning after waking up. Insulin sky rockets.
There is no such thing as essential carbs. You really need zero to survive.
Eat a protein or good fat every 3 hours. Don't let your body get hungry and it will want to start storing fat.
If your going to eat carbs, make sure they are low on the glycemic index.
So, stick with no processed foods, no sugar, very low GI carbs and lots of proteins and good fats. I try to eat 1 avocado a day. My goto protein is fish, chicken and hard boiled eggs although I don't buy the best chicken...yet. My goto alcohol is still wine but I'm starting to think vodka and water with lemon may be better.
I believe I started eating a pre-diabetes kind of diet, I haven't been diagnosed but am probably headed there if I don't reverse it, about 9 days ago. I have dropped about 6 pounds and feel less bloated. I assume mostly water weight but I don't have the carb cravings any longer and I feel full after a meal.