Low-Carb Check In

I’m nearing day 3 of being off all sugar and breads/starches AND RUN FOR YOUR LIFE IF YOU HAVE BREAD BECAUSE I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN. No, actually, I’m good. I’m just all about the dramatic entry! I’m on day three and I feel good. No headaches, no weird cravings, no “flu” like symptoms – but I do feel satisfied! I’m one of those people that gets uncontrollable around carbohydrates. Put a basket of warm sourdough in front of me, and it’s gone. Even worse – put a basket of hot tortilla chips. I’ll be on my third basket before you know it. Give me a choice between a slice of chocolate cake or a slice of hot sourdough with butter – I’m all about the bread.

I've been eating a lot of eggs.

On my honeymoon, I was making random chitchat with a hippydippy lady in the hot tub (We’ll call her Crazy Hot Tub Lady) drinking wine out of a plastic hotel room cup. As she got more loose, she confessed that she was a “medical intuitive”. According to her, I needed to switch to sea salt (I did, for the hell of it), and I also needed to avoid Gluten, as it causes all of my weight gain and storage. She also said I’d have two kids and magically lose all of my weight after being pregnant… and that my first pregnancy would be rough, and that I’d end up teaching elementary-aged children. (Yep – All this after meeting for the first time in a resort hot tub)

Talking to Crazy Hot Tub Lady was made much easier by previous consumption of these.

Given that she wasn’t 1) A doctor 2) A nutritionist, I took this advice with a grain of (sea) salt (heh), but it did make me wonder some things. I always have had problems with carbohydrates – they set me off on a wild, bingey, uncontrollable feeling. Natural carbohydrates like fruit I’ve never had a problem with (but really – who gets fat from eating fruit? exactly.), but I need a BB Anonymous Meeting to keep me on track. (BB = Bread Binger) So yes. Me and carbs are like that married couple we all know, that really hates each other, but when they’re together, it hurts so good that they stay in it. Things like Weight Watchers didn’t work for me because I’d eat all my daily points in one serving of potato chips.

Day three – so far, so good. I am satisfied and I’m eating way less. What did I eat today? 2 eggs, a cup of edamame, a piece of cheese, one salad with grilled chicken, a sugar free jello, and some almonds. None of that is like “Ima stuff my face with bacon and lard for six days cuz its LOW CARB BABY! WHEEE”

Leafy Greens - YUM

I’m not getting on the scale until Friday, because I need to give my body some time to adjust. I’m also flexing induction a little bit by having natural carbs like almonds and carrots – but in very small amounts. I mainly just want to get off sugar, breads and starches – almonds and carrots aren’t going to be the ruin of me.

Have you ever gone low-carb – and if you have – flop or fantastic success?