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Dancing away from the Fried White Carbs

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tomorrow will be two weeks since I moved away from the Fried White Carbs. It started with a tentative little dance step. With a little leap I avoided a big plate of risotto that my husband, he who was formerly known as Mr Greasy Joan, prepared. Let's now call him "Mr. Molto Ma Non Troppo". I will find a nick name soon. emoticon

He's become a pasta and risotto cook. When we became vegetarian he discovered that he really enjoyed standing in front of the stove top stirring Arborio rice for 50 minutes. He loved creating pasta sauces with flavored olive oils, fresh herbs, and great vegetables. I loved his commitment to fresh organic produce and his Zen-like mutual meditation with the rice. BUT what makes him thrive does me in. His beautiful Italian food makes my blood sugar zoom up the the "Deluxe Fatal Apartment in the Sky". And that's after I've injected a heap o'insulin.

I could not comprehend why, after a caloric Italian meal, I became hungry again and started eating all night long.

I gave up his cooking. And I gave up all Fried White Carbs. No more buns on my burgers. No more popcorn in my pantry. I danced around and made a Special Box for him of his beloved pastas and rices. And I tossed in his Entenmann's pastry.

It's been two weeks since I had an irrational craving. My white foods are radishes, bananas, cauliflower, apples, and the pale parts of celery.

It is clear to me that I have a carb addiction. Just a little bit makes me eat more. Freggies are not a problem. When I go to bed if my blood sugar is low I eat a banana and when I wake up, my blood sugar is great.

I feel empowered and happy when I am not in thrall to a pile of pasta or a pretzel!
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  • TREV1964
    This is a massive move in the right direction and you are so right in explaining how you can eat loads of calories and still feel hungry.

    With these healthier options now in place you will loose the weight easily.

    You never know you might even change your name eventually from "Adagio con brio", through to "Andantino Maestoso", or "Allegretto Scherzando". You never know you may eventually become "Allegro leggiero."



    2885 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12935469
    Happy for you! There is nothing as sweet as freedom from cravings.
    2887 days ago
    I am happy for you! I have not found the same dependance for myself, it´s fatty salty food that triggers me most and so far I have not succeeded in becoming a vegetarian.
    2891 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13425678
    My favorite food group - white creamy foods. Some not white items - cheese, for example, and some not exactly creamy items - bread - get included in that group. Love to eat it, but can't stop eating it once I start. My heaviest weight was when I was a vegetarian living on pasta, rice, & bread to bulk up the fruits and veggies. And I'd forgotten the Entenmanns - that stuff was popular in my house at that time too. (I have to say I was not a well-informed vegetarian - might have been able to do it without all that refined carb & it may have turned out better) Anyway I am glad your hubbie thrives on it and glad you have found a way round it. And hooray for the stable blood sugar levels!!!
    2891 days ago
  • SUZQ45
    Wow - good for you!
    2892 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12588922
    Wow, I wish I could do that. Way to go on your change. emoticon
    2892 days ago
    LOL... when I first saw the title of your blog I read "Fried White Crabs" and was intrigued. I now understand it is CARBS. That awful word. I struggle with denial about the effects of carbs on my diet and well-being. I think I need to embrace this more. Thanks for your blog. BTW, have you ever tried spaghetti squash in place of pasta?
    2893 days ago
    I so agree...the more white carbs I eat the more I want.
    2893 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12805109
    This statement alone is worth the change, "It's been two weeks since I had an irrational craving." Not having the stress of the cravings brings such peace. Enjoy your freedom!

    2893 days ago
  • POPSY190
    Makes sense!
    2894 days ago
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