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Carbohydrates aren't for me. That's not fair!!!

Friday, July 06, 2012

The longer I watch my diet, the more I see the same problem. If I eat what would be considered normal carbohydrates in a day, I start to gain. On weight watchers last winter I lost at first, but when I added the bread kind of carbohydrates I began to gain. Even if I stayed within the point range. I CAN eat plenty of fruit carbohydrates and vegetable carbohydrates, but if I add the 100 cal cookie pack, or the 100 cal sandwich thins, I start to gain. ~sigh~ Well, I guess I should just be happy that I'm finally figuring this out. It can't be just me. At least I hope not!!!
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  • BOB240
    For some of us carbs are a problem. Just up your protein a little (sweet protein shakes really help as they satiate your sweet tooth and fill you up)..

    Although fruit and veg are carbohydrates I find I can get away by eating as many of these as I want EXCEPT potatoes...

    Welcome to the're in it whether you want to be or not!!!
    3034 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/8/2012 3:45:47 AM
    Good for you for figuring it out and doing something about it. Since my last radiation and chemo, I haven't been able to handle many carbs from bread, pasta, etc. It is mostly that I have trouble chewing and swollowing with those things. I can do a little rice and potato if they are in soup. The biggest thing is I can't tolorate most things with sugar - they burn my mouth! This isn't such a bad thing! So I can really relate with my SPF's who must limit those things.
    3035 days ago
    I just started the same experiment myself....keeping carbs below 50 gms for about 3 weeks now....not as hard as i thought and I feel pretty darn good, even if the weight hasn't come off yet.

    btw, there are quite a few low carb teams here on SP
    3035 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/7/2012 10:01:56 PM
    Wow, I'm having the same issue. I easily dropped 20 pounds on a raw food diet last year, eating tons of fresh fruit and veggies. When I went back to incorporating cooked food and whole grain bread, the 20 pounds and more, came back on. Right now I am struggling to maintain my calories at 1300 or slightly below. I was used to eating whenever I was hungry and losing weight, now I'm constantly monitoring and stuck. I am thinking bread might be the culprit.. the thing that is giving me cravings. You have given me "food" for thought. Thanks.
    3035 days ago
    Thanks for posting this. I've been having trouble losing weight (1/2# in 2 weeks) despite staying well within calorie range and upping my exercise. Even though I eat whole wheat bread and mix white and brown rice - don't like the brown by itself - I am still eating traditional pasta. I also have an occasional cookie or low salt Ritz crackers. Maybe that's why I'm not losing much.

    You've given me something to think about. I'll start mixing my regular pasta with whole wheat - again, don't like the ww stuff by itself - and see what happens. Maybe I'll try Julz's suggestion of brown rice pasta, too, if this doesn't help.

    Debby, I'm glad you figured this out. But I understand your frustration.
    3035 days ago
  • DMF2012
    Sounds like you're figuring it out - good for you!
    3035 days ago
    Forget the white carbs, however, have you experimented with brown rice or even brown rice pasta? Those choices work well for me and seem to help me avoid gaining, while still enjoying some traditional carbs.
    3036 days ago
    Know what you mean and I have also found that I can't eat wheat or corn, it gives me issues. Love the smell. emoticon
    3036 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8063825
    I have issues with carbs also. I try to stay below or at 100 per day and to make those fruit and veggie. White carbs send me into a tailspin of cravings!!!
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    3036 days ago
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