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My Bulldogs, Did you also give up fruit juice (rich in sugar) and sweet fruits (grapes, bananas, etc)? Did you use alternate grain substitutes such as quinoa, millet, coconut flour, almond? I would like to try this. We are mostly wheat free in our house, but we do use oatmeal and I buy tapioca buns for DH who is wheat sensitive. We use buckwheat flour (not a grain) for pancakes and I have made crepes from it for rollups.
EJB, I have discovered that I should stay at the top end of the protein and the low end of the carb scale for me. Though because I am not a big red meat eater, I usually have to have a protein drink to get enough protein'
I hope you find what is good for your healthy journey.
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How did you get enough carbs without any grains? Fruits? Potatoes?
i gave up sugar and grain products and lost 44 pounds at age 61.
looks like you have been given some good advice.
Nancy in Columbia,SC
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I guess I know what good carbs are - I suppose I am mostly just shocked that I'm not getting enough of them as I thought I was. I figured I was a carb-junkie, and that *that* would be my struggle - but it's turning out, I'm more a fats-fiend. And that there are some hidden fats that I was not aware of. Who'da thunk?
I really don't want to switch to lo-fat/no-fat versions of foods, just because I want to try to eat foods as unprocessed as I can. I know that isn't always possible, but it's what I'm shooting for.
Thanks for the input though - I know I generally don't eat breads or rice as sides. So, I probably need add some in while decrease my nuts and nut butter addictions.
Good carbs are fruits and veggies, whole grain breads, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, just to name a few.
To lower your fat intake, check the nutrition labels on everything you eat and/or switch to low fat margarines, mayo, and salad dressings. Even switching from whole milk to 1% milk will help lower your fat intake.
* SHARON *
Nov. 23, 2009, 245 lbs.
I have only been Sparking for a few days, but in that short time, I can see that I have a problem: I tend to be lower than recommended on my carbs, but higher on fats. I seem to be ok (if a bit low ) on my protein.
I guess I would like some input on how to up my carbs and lower my fats. The fats I eat are generally *good* fats (almond butter, nuts, olive oil), but obviously, I am overindulging . And I am not eating enough *good* carbs.
So, I'm asking for your help and insight on how to basically reverse the amounts of each that I am eating.