There is no such thing as NO CARBS
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
I am on day 10 of a 2 week "no carb" diet.
There are two things wrong with that comment.
1. There is no such thing as healthy eating without carbs. Most foods naturally have at least trace amounts of carbs.
2. Healthy nutrition is not dieting.
My Doctor wanted me to go on a "no carb" diet for 2 weeks, meaning no added carbs to my daily routine. He feels my body is quite content relying on the amount of carbs I eat to give me energy. No need to bother that fat storage.
This is to jumpstart my metabolism and I 'm sure he also wants to show me that maybe I don't need so many carbs.
It has not been easy. First, I found it difficult to keep the fat levels down (my love of peanut butter is excessive). I try to eat vegetables but that area I am seriously lacking skills in making tasty options. I am learning though One step at a time.
And it is working. My blood sugar levels have been better. I have lost 4.5 pds in 10 days.
I will add carbs back into my daily plan slowly.. But I can't wait to have that 1/2 whole grain bagel with peanut butter for breakfast on Sunday !!