It's time to come clean! I have some dirty laundry and I am finally able to confess! If I can spare one life then perhaps there was some meaning to all of it!
In my last blog I shared I had started a LCHF (low carb-healthy fat) plan for eating. It has been almost three weeks now. In that time, I realized that BEFORE making this lifestyle change-- two things dictated to me. Number one---the clock, even though retired, it should not have any more. After all, I had no one to answer to, right?
No more fire-breathing bosses tyrannizing people. No more setting alarms and getting up long before daylight. And no more rushing through traffic and constantly checking the time! Happy days at last!
Before I began LCHF-I was a gold star clock watcher .
. How come? Well I needed to know when to eat, right? After all, isn't a schedule a good thing? But I will let you in on a dirty secret .... Whenever I left the house. I was convinced I was hypoglycemic and just must keep some kind of food articles with me 24/7. I had nuts in the glove box, and usually a banana or something in case of an emergency!! LOL. Another dirty secret:
This is what my day USED to look like before changing to LCHF:
10:00 a.m. Morning snack (breakfast was around 7:30).
2:30 Afternoon snack. (cravings for cottage cheese and ritz crackers)
7:30 Snack--Air popcorn sprinkled with parmesan romano cheese.
(And of course-random-popping things into my mouth).
Dirty--I was a noshing machine!
Now THIS is where it gets down and dirty ... so please try not to laugh or judge too harshly, but if you do, it's ok. I would understand. I actually packed a banana and took it to bed with me. My DH ate his right before he brushed his teeth and slipped into bed. I was more controlled than him and did not wolf mine down. I daintily only ate one bite, then saved the rest for when I took multiple trips to the bathroom all night long. I took another nibble if felt the slightest pang of what I was sure hunger. After all, I had to make it through the night. (I think I got an extra workout in just during my so called sleep hours)
To my amazement, when I began LCHF I found bananas were one of the highest fruits for carbs, a starchy fruit packed with 27 carbs for a med to large size. And they are full of glucose; was it any wonder before changing my behavior and cutting drastically, carbs I was an insomniac. Once I made the mistake of eating an apple a couple hours before bedtime and could not get to sleep for hours. But then, apples are loaded with sugar, though natural but it can still disturb sleep--loaded with approximately 23 carbs!
It's true and I am not proud of myself. I know I am human. It is quite possible I am even more human than many. I mean, how many people do you know who pack a picnic basket for bed? And watch the clock so you don't forget to eat through out the day! When I wasn't putting something in my mouth, I was thinking about the next meal. What to eat and at what time. That kind of thing.
Ok--It's out of the bag and I feel cleansed. I also now sleep like a baby all night. As an added bonus--I do not wear the carpet out running to the bathroom all night! It's a win win I tell you!
Oh yeah--I almost forgot! In cleaning up my act, I no longer go through the day (or night) hungry with food on my mind. I am healed! I am cleansed! I am satisfied with my three meals-and no need for snacking--or grazing all the time!
Big Bonus: Last blog--I reported I had lost 10# and since last week I lost 3 more pounds--and able to wear some pants that were snug in the waist! … Well that's it for now.
Thanks for stopping by and listening to my dirty little secret.
I feel so much better now that I have come clean!