Aug 6, 2015....Carbs and I
Thursday, August 06, 2015
I am now on Day 16 of having no refined/processed carbs. I've cut breads, pasta, and added sugar from my diet. Reading labels and googling nutrition elements of various foods like crazy and also recording every mouthful.
My original plan was to stick to 100 grams of carbs (or under) per day. So far my net grams/carbs has been averaging 115 grams/day. I realize that I have to pump up my veggie intake (which is higher than it used to be) over my fruit intake. I'm eating too many fruits! Grapes, apples, blueberries and strawberries are my downfall. These are all healthy and good for you, however looking over my food tracker, I'm dismayed at how these will really add to the carb count.
I honestly do not know how people are able to follow the ketogenic LCHF way of eating and at this point in my healthier lifestyle journey, I definitely don't think it is for me. 50 or under grams a day? That, plus the addition of higher fat foods throws me. Anything I have read about the LCHF way of eating has been positive, but I still have trouble getting my brain to 'allow' me to eat certain fat foods that have been off limits to me for a very, very long time.
I think, for me, a confirmed carboholic, aiming for 100 grams/day will have to remain the magic number. I am seeing results - 6.5 lbs down in two weeks and my blood sugars and insulin intake have decreased quite a bit.
I'd love to hear from others that have been eating lower carbs for a while and what, if any, tips they have.