Sunday, March 09, 2008

Every time I've ever dieted, I've had to cut back on carbs. I always assumed that they were the main problem in my diet because I LOVE them and would be more than happy eating nothing BUT white breads and pastas for my entire life. This round, I've cut out white flour almost exclusively from my diet (the occasional flavored tortilla or baked snack might have a bit in it) and I've lost weight. I've even been under in my carbs almost every day I've been on this plan. I always tend to buy low fat/nonfat foods, but lately I've been noticing that I'm always in the high end of my fats. Looking back, I'd say about 85% of those fats are "good" fats, things like eggs, nuts, etc. Of course there is steak in there, cause I live in Omaha and thats our staple food. It's just kind of frustrating that I have substituted a lot of my fatty foods for lower-fat substitutes, but that I'm still always at the high end of my range. Part of that is because I pretty much hate veggies. I like fruits a lot, and try to eat my fair share every day, but really don't eat many veggies. I sneak them into some foods sometimes, but only if I'm sure I won't be able to taste them. Just something I noticed that I will need to take into consideration...
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    A certian amount of carbs are necessary but the key is to make the change from the white processed high refined carbs to the whole grain/whole wheat carbs and just stay within your limits. Works every time! So you go girl!
    4852 days ago
    If the fats are mostly good, I wouldn't worry too much. You do need fats in your diet. What I discovered with SP was that my carbs are either in range or below and I would've thought I'd blow them out of the water. I do try to eat more whole grain things and I try for one fruit a day, but I still don't go over. Amazing what that little nutrition tracker will teach you.
    4852 days ago
    It's going to sound like I'm being a smart ass, but I'm really not. There is a cookbook (actually, I believe two) that talks about how to sneak healthy food into food for kids so that they don't notice. You could try those.

    My problem is that I like fresh raw veggies (I'd eat green peppers every day if I could), and they are hard to get in the winter. I also have a problem with good fats because I don't eat fish, so I tried flax seed and almonds.

    Seriously, though, you are doing really well. Keep up the good work!
    4853 days ago
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