Been up and down my whole life. Short and stout and had gestational diabetes with my second child. I made my own low carb diet, high vegie protein and felt so great, lost 60 lbs half of which was during my pregnancy, had a healthy 8 lb baby and felt terrific. Also I kept it off for about 5 years but slowly went back to my old way of eathing. I know this works but need help this time. My life long friend is doing this and looks great and so I took her lead and am starting today. Excited! Ps my daughter is now 14.