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!
7 thoughts on “cutting carbs out cold turkey”
I need to get on that train! I feel – and eventually look – so much better on a no-to-low-grain diet! nicely done… that’s no easy feat!
But life without carbs sounds so grim! I’m not sure I’m strong enough…
Linds I know, they are my faves… but my metabolism can’t keep up with the carb onslaught anymore! I totally plan to add it back in in reasonable amounts 🙂
I’m a couple of months into doing gluten/wheat free, low/no grain, dairy free. I ate some toast with butter last night – SO sick today. Not sure if it’s related or not.
Just be careful to get a few carbs in so you don’t go into ketoacidosis. But, otherwise, good for you! Hope all goes well!
Does alcohol count? 😉 Don’t worry, I’m making sure to round out my diet well.
You are brave. When I decide to cut out carbs, by hour 3 I am miserable. -___-