Friday, December 30, 2016

The no-carb life

Yes, we are "those people."

No rice.

No bread.

No pasta.

And hardest of all - No sugar.

We are 'those people' some of the time.

It's not something you can do forever, but when I'm in the right mind set, I can keep it up for weeks.  The hardest is no sugar.  It works though and you don't realize how eating those things affects you until they are gone from your diet.  I can say I feel so much better with out the carbs.  I feel lighter and have more energy.  It takes about 3 days to get past the cravings, but after that you don't really miss the sugar.  Eating protein makes you feel fuller and less hungry also.

All it takes is one cheat though, and it's like starting all over.  Eat a piece of bread or a couple cookies, and you are starving.  Craving more sugar, more carbs.  Hungry all the time and eating more than you should.

Until I'm ready to begin again.

It's a vicious cycle.

I've been off track for a while now.   The months between Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are hard , especially as much as I like to bake.  It's not Christmas with out cookies and homemade candy.  We've had numerous kinds of cookies, cake, pie, pralines, fudge, and bags of candy laying around for weeks now.  I've had more than my share of junk and I feel it.

January 1 though, it will be back ON.  It's back to the gym and back to eating better.
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1 comment:

arhuel said...

I lost forty-five pounds on a low-carb diet. It was hard, but worth it. However, my husband sabotages me by buying goodies and tempting me with them. He also serves them when he makes dinner. I've gained thirty-five pounds back.
I know what I have to do--murder my husband.