Let me explain that this will be VERY hard for me because I love carbs. I don't love sweets (except chocolate), cake, candy, ice cream, cookies, blah blah blah. I just don't. I DO love carbs. Bread, bagels, muffins, tortillas, pasta, rice...love! I will take a multi-grain bagel over a slice of cake ANY day. I think it is safe to say that I have carbs at every meal. But things need to change.
Now, I am not going to place strict rules on myself. This is not strictly about weight loss or "challenging" myself to do something out of the ordinary. Quite the contrary. I am trying to find a balance in what I eat. I eat clean, don't get me wrong. Eating right, healthy, is not something new to me. But there is definitely room for improvement in the carbs area. I do not eat fast food (except for In 'n' Out for the special and occasional burger treat!). When I eat out, I am aware of my choices and always try to pick the best option. But I know that carbs are the main thing weighing my regular diet down. This is about finding a way to incorporate carbs into my regular diet that is healthy, and within the needs of my body. We need to find moderation in everything. Carbohydrates are an essential component of our diet. HOWEVER, I confess that I do consume more than what is needed...I consume what is wanted :)
So, I will not be limiting myself the "amount" of carbs I will eat each day. I will simply remember to be mindful of my choices. I want to make sure that I create a habit that can be maintained. I will eat carbs when I know its a good choice. Likewise, I will skip carbs when I know it is a good choice.
Today for dinner I made a great choice.
|Chicken Lettuce Wrap from Sharky's. 400 calories and it is|
enough food to share or take home for tomorrow's lunch!
As you can see, NO CARBS :)
Join me for Conscious Carb Cutting.
I'll keep you posted...