Monday, June 10, 2013
Before I went to sub a class this morning at the Y, I stepped on the scale there,...big mistake. My scale at home has been broken and TTOM is looming, so you can guess my reaction...YIKES.
I LIVE for carbs...they are my comfort, my go to, my now "frienimy" Being in the fitness field for 20 years, I can spew nutrition til I'm blue in the face...and my main spew to anyone is ' ANY diet that eliminates and entire food group is not healthy". That said....I can live off carbs. Protein?? What's that?? I could go for days without "quality" protein touching my lips. So, I am a hypocrite because I am doing what I tell others NOT to do....I am eliminating many food groups not just protien.
My stategy now??? I know I cannot live without carbs, that would be silly. However, I CAN control WHEN I eat them. Breakfast is my most fav meal and I can eat it anytime. Cereal is lethal to me--even stale stuff works in a pinch. I can get my carb "fix" in the morning by eating oatmeal (steel cut, of course), add some fruit, a dab of peanut butter and a little protein powder, combine that with a hard boiled egg, Easy peasy....now for the rest of the day....here is where I crash and burn. Carbs are easy, pick up a chip or cracker and your good. You can drive eating carbs, but it's harder to drive eating a chicken leg,..lol. Lunch, especially at work will be a challenge..but I can overcome that by planning in a fruit and protein snack in between breakfast (I should mention breakfast is usually 5:45 am) and my lunch (which can be anywhere between 10-12:30). I know I should follow the 3 hr rule, but in my profession, that can be difficult, but worth trying, Drive home from work is 3:15, so another fruit/protein combo is fine....then I am home and all my good intentions go down the drain. This is where my passion for carbs comes alive....ahhhh...chips and dip...where have you been all day? Little Debbie's snack cake...you taste divine....I know, I know, don;t have them in the house and you won't eat them...that's fine if you are the only one who lives there. Not in my world.
Blogging this right now has really helped me see why I love carbs,,,,my constant craving of them is telling me I am missing all the other food groups, and if I would put the carn down and pick up a protein, my brain will be happy!