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My new healthy habit - carb control

Saturday, March 02, 2013

The Challenge requires that I pick a new healthy habit I want to make my own this week. Okay - it will have to be:

Very significant, permanent reduction in unhealthy carbs - for the rest of my life!!
To clarify - i don't want or need to restrict my intake of fresh fruits or veggies, but I do need to severely limit/control carbs - such as bread, cereal, pasta, etc.

In the last few weeks I have successfully done this, and it is truly amazing how well the scale reacts - which of course, makes me so much happier. Maybe it is because I had RAI 18 yrs ago, and am on synthroid for thyroid function. I have been told that low carb/high protein diets really work well for that condition.

So what am I going to do about it - to help make this my own habit?

I am going to STOP forever eating from the bread basket at any/all restaurants. To help myself achieve this, I will give myself permission to order decaf tea right away ... to keep my hands busy while everyone else is chowing down on the bread.

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MJ7DM33 8/13/2013 8:12PM


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LYNNIERN 5/9/2013 7:38AM

    Hi! I remember reading this blog during the last challenge, but today when I was looking at your page it took on a whole new meaning for me. For the past week I've also been working on limiting the same carbs.

I went to a health fair and had my A1c and fasting blood sugar testing and I was borderline for pre-diabetes. Scared the heck out of me. I've decided to look at this as a blessing though; I purchased a glucometer and have started testing my fasting blood sugar every morning to see how I'm doing.

I haven't found the right level of carbs yet but I'm close. Even more important, I've been testing my husband in the morning and he's elevated. Hence, the blessing; this gives us the opportunity to do something about it before it becomes a chronic health issue for both of us.

I really liked your idea plan about how to avoid eating bread in the restaurant. I'll be anxious to hear how that is going for you!

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ELISADENK 3/3/2013 8:26PM

    I've just recently gone low carb. I don't miss it. I think I actually feel better AND I'm losing a few ounces here and there. :-)

Good for you for having a Plan of Action!

Although I still eat a cookie or cracker, when I really get the urge.
But mostly, my focus is on veggies and protein. Seems to make my life much simpler b/c I stay away from most gluten.

Keep us posted, please! emoticon

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 3/3/2013 12:07AM

    This is a weakness for me too! emoticon

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LYNNIERN 3/2/2013 11:33PM


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DANCINCAJUN1 3/2/2013 11:12PM

    I had not heard of the carb deal with thyroid problems .... I just know I don't feel good when I overdo carbs .... think I'll give em up too .... thanks for sharing ... Roc

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JP6262AMY 3/2/2013 7:58PM

    Fantastic! Great idea and great strategy


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2014ISTHEYEAR 3/2/2013 7:10PM

    Sounds like a great habit and it sounds like you've come up with a great plan to make it happen. emoticon

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DIANNEMT 3/2/2013 4:48PM

    Sounds like you have a plan--this wouldn't be a bad thing for me to try too!

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FITMARY 3/2/2013 3:30PM

    We DEFINITELY do not need all the bread they push on us. Good for you! Happy about the knee improvement too!

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TEQPEACH 3/2/2013 2:55PM

    Good skill (not luck) on mastering your new habit. It would also be a good habit for me to incorporate into my routine.


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MUSIC2HISEARS 3/2/2013 2:07PM

    You can definitely do this! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BARB4RICK 3/2/2013 1:39PM

    I need this too!

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GEMINISUE 3/2/2013 1:34PM

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