Monday, August 8, 2011

Carb Cutback

While I don't have Marti's willpower, I'm doing a little weight loss experiment of my own here, cutting back my carbs. I was stunned that my morning organic oatmeal has nearly as much carbohydrate as some low carb diets recommend for a day (24 g), especially as I don't add sugar. I combine it with berries and walnuts so there's probably a little more carbs in there that puts me over the seemingly impossible low carb 30g.

As for the rest of the day, I'm cutting back to one smallish slice of 12 grain organic bread at lunchtime. My main fear is by mid-afternoon I'll be ready for more. I don't entirely buy into all the health benefits of low carbs (meat is a prime factor in so many illnesses from colon cancer to heart disease and vegetarians generally live longer as a result), but I'm upping my salmon, sardine and egg intake. I just hope I can still concentrate on my writing without as many carbs.

Now back to work.

1 comment:

erica said...

i'm a carb, fruit, and veggie person. rice, pasta, bread, it's about all i consume, but i also think i burn through it quickly. meat and dairy make me feel sluggish. i guess it's just a matter of figuring out which diet works best for you.

i swear by nuts and dried fruit for a late afternoon snack.