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The Revenge of the Carbs

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Sunday night, I made an amazing grilled ahi tuna with sun-dried tomato pesto for dinner. It was HEAVENLY. To go with it, my niece made a pasta salad. Now I'm doing low carb, so pasta salad is a no-no, but I got a special lower carb pasta and I really watched my serving size.

Unfortunately, even with the lower carbs, this pasta still ended up being more carbs than I've had in one day for quite a long time. The result? I slept very poorly and very little Sunday night. I woke up with an upset tummy that bothered me all day. I was sluggish. And extreme hunger and food cravings returned.

This turned out to be a GREAT lesson for me. The carbs that I have been gorging on for years may taste yummy but they are not good for me. They are making me fat and sick. My body was telling me "NO! I don't like it when you eat all this...please stop!" Well this time, I am listening!
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    Dreamfield's was actually the pasta that I ate! Won't be doing that again. I ready the Wheat Belly book and I went wheat free for a bit, but not carb free. I didn't have any trouble when I reintroduced wheat, so I doubt I have a wheat sensitivity. I wasn't dropping any weight, either, but as soon as I went back to Atkins, it was all happiness.

    Tonight I am trying to use cauliflower to make faux mashed potatoes.

    1905 days ago
    I second what Woubbie said. My first thought when you said upset tummy, was the wheat, not "carbs" per se. Once you cut out or cut down on the wheat (in an effort to cut down on the carbs), you can really see it's effects that we normally use to just live with, not even really noticing.

    But yes, you learned a great lesson regardless :)

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    1905 days ago
    Pasta carries a double whammy. If the carbs don't bother you, then the wheat itself probably will. There is no safe pasta out there. Dreamfields is under attack from the low carb experts because, when multiple people have tested their reactions to eating it they have ended up with the same insulin spike that regular pasta delivers.

    Have you considered shirataki noodles for the occasional fix? I tried the tofu ones and hated them, but I still haven't tried the konjac style. A lot of people on the team swear by them. They are pretty much 0 carbs.

    As to moderation in carbs, as long as you only get carbs from veggies and a small amount of fruit you're probably fine. Grains and legumes, however, bring other problems besides the starch.
    1905 days ago
    Last night I made an omelette with grilled chicken, mozzarella, and what was left of the sun dried tomato pesto. I slept great, my tummy is fine, and I had so much energy this morning that I took the dogs for a walk before work. I NEVER do that. At least, I never used to do that! So some people may be able to eat carbs without ill effect, but my body is definitely letting me know that I am NOT one of those people!

    BTW, I made the sun-dried tomato pesto from a recipe in the Atkins book. If anybody wants the recipe just message me. It was so good!!!
    1906 days ago
    Sunday night dinner sounds amazing!!
    Carbs, like anything else, are good in moderation. I try to keep my carbs on the lower end of my limit for the day. I usually try to eat whole wheat bread and broccoli for my carbs. They don't effect me negatively and they keep me full.

    1906 days ago
    It so good that you were aware of what your body was telling you!
    1906 days ago
    Good for you
    1906 days ago
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