Diary of a Carb Addict 68 Sleeps Till Santa!
Good morning everyone and thanks for tuning in! Well, as a carb addict, it feels good that I got to my 2nd day without a hitch.
The nice thing about low carbs is that you set a daily limit of carbs and just work around it. For example, I had a small ice cream after dinner but it’s ok it was part of my last 30 carbs for that day. My limit is pretty strict it is 150, but this is what is needed to lose weight consistently until Xmas. I know I will have ups and down days and maybe one day I will oops hit 160 but that’s ok.
I am also trying to put long dog walks and swimming in there 3 times a week. Since a nasty ankle sprain, I am just getting active again. Thankfully I had an active Summer going to the country often and swimming, building fires and going on long walks, especially by a river in New Brunswick, on my last mini vacation.
So today I would like to share the challenge of NOT having 1 more.
You know what 1 more is! It is a voice that says “Hmm that was nice, can we have juuust 1 more?” That voice is the worst and it is the reason why I’m overweight today. Those 1 mores add up to dozens of items you didn’t need to shove in your mouth! So stand with me on this journey and say no to that evil 1 more voice more voice that rarely comes from true hunger. Also remember this mantra:
“Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels”
Now I don’t want you to get crazy and think the goal is to be skinny – the goal should be to get to your ideal SHAPE and not weight, weight is BS. I’m a mesomorph with a very muscular build and if I went with BMI, well I was overweight at like 10 lol we are heavy in our family. Average sized bones but pretty tall and built from both sides of my family my parents were strong for their gender and so I’m a strong woman and I love it… but not so much on the scales lol…
Today, I am baking with brown rice flour. Def a carb but a complex one with a lower Glycemic index (that is how sugar affects insulin). Also I try to only have good carbs once a day (I chose mornings because it is when I seem to crave them the most) I usually have 100 in the mornings and save 50 carbs for dinner or after dinner.
Thanks for following and here is a recipe for Chocolate coconut pancakes with only 10 carbs, see you tomorrow!
COCO LOCO PALEO PANCAKE
(will make 2 large pancakes or 4 small ones)
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup of buckwheat (it’s a seed not a wheat!)
1/2 cup of egg whites (save yellows for hair mask or your pet!)
1 tbsp raw cocao
3 banana slices
1 tsp maple syrup (optional adds 3 carbs)
Heat up skillet with 1 tsp butter or coconut oil or PAM
leave on high/medium of 7
2 minutes per side or until each side gets craters, then flip!