Post Edited (TVEditor) : 8/3/2009 6:54:23 PM (GMT-6)
You'd be surprised (I know I was) at how soon you stop missing The White Stuff (a great movie by the way . Its been said that eating carbs makes you crave more carbs -- I think there's something to this because not long after I changed my eating habits, I noticed that I wasn't as hungry as I used to be. Adding snacks (nuts, cheese, veggies, etc.) between meals also helps stave off the hunger pangs.
A lot of low-carbers (Atkins followers too, I believe?) replace the missing potatoes, pasta, grains, etc. with fat for a number of reasons; one of them being that it is very filling. Bacon or sausage & eggs is still OK but because the meats are loaded with salt & presevatives, use common sense and moderation. In other words, don't go hog-wild! ......................... sorry
As I understand it, fat slows the emptying of the stomach and therefore, the absorbtion of carbohydrates and spikes in your BG. Apparently, once you cut the intake of carbs, the fat you eat is not stored because your body already has enough in reserve to produce glucose when you need it. I was concerned about cholesterol but my last blood test produced the lowest number I have had in 30 years. Eat more fat, get healthy, lose weight. Its ironic isn't it?
Its OK to cheat once in a while ... I do (see my signature). When I see a plate of fresh-cut fries, I swear my BG jumps 8 points! To reduce stress, because stress can elevate BG levels (that's my story & I'm stickin' to it!), maybe once a month, I'll have a 1/4 or 1/2 a plate of the little devils. Again surprising, I no longer feel the need to finish off the whole plate.
"I would rather cry a bit for the lack of hashbrowns than cry for lack of toes!"
Post Edited (TVEditor) : 8/4/2009 1:30:50 PM (GMT-6)
Yeah, I'm a sour-puss too
I've been known to sip apple cider vinegar straight from the bottle I have a sneaking suspicion that if sweet is bad for us, maybe sour is good ? I think it was Jeannie who told of a study wherein a spoonful of cider vinegar in a glass of water taken before a meal was shown to calm down spikes. Whatever ... I think it tastes good!
Plain ole olive oil & vinegar or lemon juice makes a great salad dressing too.
You've piqued my interest in vitamins Phish -- do you have any favourite vitamin/nutrition web sites worth snooping around in?
Post Edited (Phishbowl) : 8/5/2009 11:55:55 AM (GMT-6)