Sunday, June 03, 2012
I had organic potatoes for breakfast. The kind from my local farmer's market with smart balance butter. Healthy and moderate. But within an hour I was craving sugar and I gave into a vending machine for some S'mores pop-tarts. Now, I know how to handle a set back and I'm not going to let it ruin my day, what I want to talk about is noticing patterns.
Is it the starch potatoes that raised my blood sugar? I am not a diabetic per se, but my family trends that way so I put myself on Spark pre- D and try to go lightly on starchy, sugary carbs usually. Does this one incident mean I should not eat potatoes? What counts as a food pattern? What if it is a food pattern? What do I do differently?
I've enjoyed my SP experience so far and have really lost weight because it is a moderate diet (50/20/30). I feel like if I have to avoid all starchy veggies all the time, that moderation goes out the window and now I'm one of THOSE PEOPLE who can't/won't eat this or that. I resent my body for making an extreme pattern.