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Confessions of a Carbohydrate Addict!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I'm a carbohydrate addict. Really. I crave those simple carbs which I usually call the "bad" carbs or the "white stuff". That includes white pasta, potatoes, and anything made with white flour and sugar. I crave that stuff just like any alcoholic craves his drinks. It's that strong.

I love to eat all the "bad" carbs. However - I never feel good after I eat them. I'm always hungry for more, too. So they never really quench my hunger. Which means I just eat more and more of them.

It's really hard for me to stay away from them. The only way I can do it is to just remove them from the house.

I feel so much better inside and out when I stay away from pasta, potatoes, ice cream, sugar, etc. I can really tell the difference in the way I feel, physically and emotionally. It's like my body is really rewarding me, thanking me, when I don't t eat those things.

It's like the effect of a drug in my body. My body KNOWS when I put the wrong food in it and it lets ME know. I just feel better when I eat lean protein and an assortement of healthy vegetables. Yogurt instead of ice cream. Apples instead of cookies.

I'm trying to hang on to that thought and use it to keep me away from that white stuff for the next three days! I'm trying to dwell on the feeling I have when I eat what is good for me. I'm trying to use that feeling to guide me through this mini-challenge I've set for myself - NO WHITE STUFF for three days!

Surely I can do anything for just three days, don't you think? It's a pretty short time period. But it's long enough that if I make it I can feel a sense of accomplishment, yes?

I'm putting all of this out there so I'm really commited and MUST stay the course for these three days. I want to see the difference, FEEL the difference, that eating the better way for me will make in my body.

Here's a little secret. I'm really afraid I can't do it. Afraid I can't stay away from these foods I've identified that really need to vanish from my diet. So telling you this, telling everyone this, is my secret weapon to help me get it done.

That's what Spark People is all about, isn't it? I'm hoping it works for me.

Kren







Ok, I'm ready. No white stuff for me today. I have lean chicken and beef. I have fruit. I have veggies. All I need is willpower, lol.

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SERENITYSEL 10/28/2009 7:36PM

    I am fortunate I don't crave them, but I DO understand. My vices are the same.

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DHARRIS10 10/28/2009 9:15AM

    People who do not crave this "stuff" just don't understand, do they? Even as I read your blog all I could think was...hmmmm pasta! How crazy is that!? And, yes you are right your body does feel better when not consuming these poisons. That really is what they are to people like us! Keep up the good work...I know you can do it!

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JORETTA2 10/27/2009 11:06PM

    You can do this Kren. It will not be easy, but it is a doable goal. If doable is a word. LOL I too am a carb addict, so I know what you will be going through. You are so right when you say that you feel physically bad when you load up on simple carbs. Here is to you girlfriend. We are all here for you. emoticon

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GRAMMAP1 10/27/2009 10:40PM

    Look at all the people that care about you and say you can do it. I know you will do it because so many are cheering you on. So go for it! I understand because that is my weakness too. But I am developing a taste for the colored veggies and if I fill up on them, there is no room for the white stuff. Good luck!

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SERENITYSEL 10/27/2009 7:40PM

    You can do it!!!! I have faith in you. Once the 3 days is complete, you will find you don't crave them as much. Luckily I am not a carb person, much. I do like white sticky rice and baked potatoes, but I'm ot much on bread, and things, but my vise is dairy!!!!!!

If I can succeed, I know you can! Keep thinking how good you feel and how healthy you will be.

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DIHEALTHYHAPPY 10/27/2009 4:46PM

    I just love carbs. I love the healthy carbs so much I want to eat and eat them when I've got some kind of emotional charge going on. Ah, well! It's a journey.

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OHIOHEART600 10/27/2009 3:58PM

    i am with you. no white stuff for three days. keep in touch with me and we can do this together.

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FISHINGLADY66 10/27/2009 12:01PM

    I have always heard that carbs keep yelling "Feed me - Feed me". I know when I eat them my body feels terrible. I feel fatter and almost sick. So just take it emoticon One Day at a time and flush them out of your body. We can do this. Yes we can. YOU CAN DO IT!
Irene

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BIRDLEGS29 10/27/2009 11:47AM

    You CAN do this! With all us sparkers pulling for you, there is no way you can fail. (but don't take my chocolate)

Jean

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AMBUDMAN 10/27/2009 10:31AM

    Good luck on your quest. I too like the wite stuff. emoticon

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 10/27/2009 10:27AM

    I hope it works for you also. I am not so committed. I still know I have to have a certain amount of carbs, though I do opt for whole wheat .

I've been trying to avoid eating except when HUNGRY, following that quote I read someplace that if you are not hungry enough to eat an apple you are not really hungry.

That has helped me with evening eating, and I have eaten an apple at night for the past several days. I think that is a carb too.

But good luck in your quest. Be sure to let us know how it works for you.

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 10/27/2009 10:27AM

    I hope it works for you also. I am not so committed. I still know I have to have a certain amount of carbs, though I do opt for whole wheat .

I've been trying to avoid eating except when HUNGRY, following that quote I read someplace that if you are not hungry enough to eat an apple you are not really hungry.

That has helped me with evening eating, and I have eaten an apple at night for the past several days. I think that is a carb too.

But good luck in your quest. Be sure to let us know how it works for you.

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BELTONWALKER67 10/27/2009 8:17AM

    Think White is Bland and Colorful is Happy! You can do this! With each Temptation just say No and get busy doing something else, before you know it the day is over and you can pat yourself on the back!

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NANCY- 10/27/2009 7:45AM

    Saying "just for today" can sometimes make it easier to take.

What helped me ease off the white stuff , what to find a healthy treat that I could savor. For me that is strawberries.I forget about the white stuff when I smell the fragrant berry, see the vibrant red and taste the juiciness. Okay this is starting to sound...
but you get my point.

You can do it!!!!

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KAYYVAUGHN 10/27/2009 6:43AM

    I really like carbs also. I prefer white rice instead of brown. I just try to control the portions. I love mashed potatoes with garlic. Sometimes, I'll eat a tablespoon when we go to a buffet. I can eat half a piece of bread. It 's hard to control something that I was brought up on all my life. emoticon

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