I have a passionate love affair with the three food groups: pasta, bread, and rice. This includes baked goods, tortillas, etc.
I decided that I needed to get control over the addiction. The amount of donuts, bagels, cookies, and cake sitting around free for the taking at work is a carb-oholic’s dream come true, or worst nightmare, depending on how you look at it.
So I haven’t eaten any of those foods for the last week, and I included potatoes in the ban. I’ve eaten lots of vegetables, hummus, yogurt, lentils, cheese, morningstar products, eggs, peanutbutter, etc. And guess what? I feel SO MUCH BETTER. I’m not craving carbs around the clock, not even at bedtime, and I’ve been able to look a box of donuts in the face at work without even being tempted to pick one up.
Eventually I will re-integrate bread, pasta, and rice. I’ll start with whole grains in appropriate portion sizes at one meal a day. Baked goods once in a while.
My days of eating a whole box of spaghetti for dinner are over!