Fartblossem's Journal, 24 September 2017

I was trying to keep carbs very low but the menu became so very limited. I like a lot of fruit, nut, bread and of course, cake. But I know I can't keep eating the way I have in the past and now changes have to be made. What change? I plan my low carb menu and find it is not a low enough carb. I try to think of something to replace the carbby food. Somewhat aggravating, but I have to make some changes. I changed to low calorie menus that lean toward low carb. So if I want more fruit, a slice of bread or even cake, I'll eat it without feeling like I've broken some law. Right now, I just want to lose a lot of weight and at the same time be training my mind and body to eat and exercise in such a way as to improve and maintain my health.

Diet Calendar Entries for 24 September 2017:
794 kcal Fat: 34.12g | Prot: 45.13g | Carb: 81.49g.   Lunch: Smoked or Cured Bacon, Loin Pork Roast (Lean and Fat Eaten), Potato Salad with Egg, Baked Beans with Pork (Canned). more...
2945 kcal Activities & Exercise: Resting - 15 hours and 33 minutes, Abdominal (Sit Ups) - 2 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 15 minutes, Stretching (yoga) - 5 minutes, Jumping Jacks (Star Jumps) - 5 minutes. more...

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I don't worry so much about carbs, although being on this site and reading posts has made me much more aware of them. I'll have 2 or 3 servings of fruit sometimes in a day and be fine. I'm more concerned about reducing processed foods which can be a challenge. I am working hard on portion control which is why the last 3 days show 1/4 of a bagel for breakfast! 
24 Sep 17 by member: Fritzy 22
Yes, I occasionally dive into Dave's Killer Bread or Texas trash which is better known as Chex Mix. 
24 Sep 17 by member: Fartblossem
Hey I have gained by not even watching what I eat and got way off track. Lately I got the Blue Apron food delivered and it has showed me a new way to prepare food and not use processed. I am a good cook and of course eat what I cook and I bake also. But now I realize I have to get serious for my health sake. Maybe I can stay on track this time. I sure hope so anyway. This food I am cooking is full of protein and very filling. I just have to learn what to buy at the store on my on. It's a start.  
24 Sep 17 by member: Nemo54
Truly, the order of the day; change and train through knowledge and self discipline.  
24 Sep 17 by member: Fartblossem
When I first went low-carb, I found that, out of normal foods, berries were pretty good at satisfying my desire for fruit without taking me off my carb budget. Also, if you really need them, there are some good no-carb fruit syrups - mix with water or seltzer, or even butter/coconut oil if you are eating high-fat. Good luck with the transition to low-carb, doing this is probably why I am alive now. 
24 Sep 17 by member: reddir
I like my cake also but you can't have your cake and lose weight to :). I started cutting back on the size of the slice a little bit every 2-3 times. Also I use white kidney bean extract capsules and Raspberry Ketone capsules when I eat anything with flour (kidney bean) or sugar (Raspberry Keytones). I lost 70#, 7 years ago and am keeping it off. Try unsweetened Almond milk instead of Dairy milk, and sweeten with Stevia or any low glycemic sweetener. It's a learning experience.  
24 Sep 17 by member: jwhite03
It is a learning experience and very individualized. I don't know if you can do it, but you might try keeping carbs really low and include one high carb food only for the day. Instead of a whole banana, half it and the same with some of the higher carb fruits, and breads. Nuts are not too carby in moderation. Get creative and think about how you can sorta "have your cake and eat it." After you lose the weight, then you can slowly try adding more carbs to your diet, but to maintain it will always need to be selective and balanced. And maybe low carb isn't for you and another means of losing weight works better for you. Good luck and don't stop trying! 
24 Sep 17 by member: Horseshu1
If you can control calories while eating carbs, there is zero reason to omit them. Most of my calories come from carbs. The carbophobia is pretty prevalent on this site. Good thing it's a small site in comparison to the ones that know the truth. 
24 Sep 17 by member: Diablo360x
I do want to thank each and everyone of you for your support and input toward my health. I find the information and experiences of others very valuable to me. I want to learn to control what goes into my mouth rather than allow my emotions or turn of events to dictate what I eat. I still tend to look for an external solution for an internal problem. As I tweet my heart and heal my soul, I expect to find a healthier me. And instead of reaching my weight loss goal with a list of forbidden foods; a painless, healthy choice of food made as effortlessly as my thinner friends.  
24 Sep 17 by member: Fartblossem
That is a wonderful goal. I hope you and I and everyone who is trying to live a healthier life can make progress toward this goal. 
24 Sep 17 by member: reddir
Carbs are fine; you'll find your best method. None of the LCHF people I've encountered here push that W.o.E.; they're a minority but very visible because of the work it takes. Many are enthusiastically dedicated because LC has saved their or loved ones' lives. So reading here can be a little like going to AA seeking support drinking in moderation; people who seek out extreme LC were desperate. The parallel breaks down as soon as you choose a WoE and start logging food; everyone on LC is supportive of whatever works for you. Haven't seen anyone threatened by others' carb intake. Look at Leanne Vogel and others who modify standard LC. Several users here are strong on that front. Check out Lisa Hahn; if I understand correctly, she has a pint of ice cream every Friday night and has lost weight since starting that. Glad you're here, look forward to hearing what works best for you! 
24 Sep 17 by member: T8U9

     
 

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