cutting carbs out cold turkey

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!

Author: Mother of All Things

Mother by fostering, adoption, and marriage... wife to my best friend... Bay area critical care nurse... travel in my blood, reading in my bones, clean food on my mind!

7 thoughts on “cutting carbs out cold turkey”

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

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