Special Mission for New Year - CURB MY CARBS!

By MewElla Latest Reply 2013-02-10 12:55:38 -0600
Started 2013-02-09 13:14:51 -0600

Too many carbs we eat today are the kind that raise blood sugar too high too fast-muffins, cookies, white bread, white flour, potatoes and white rice.
Trying to:
Skip the dinner rolls when I eat out. If I have a sandwich at lunch, toast with eggs in the morning, this is all the bread I need.
No to the tortilla and change to a lettuce leaf wrap.
Mash cauliflower instead of potatoes, drizzle lightly with olive oil, salt/pepper.
Bake carrot fries in the oven.
Change potato salad with coleslaw- cabbage is low in calories and high in fiber.
Cut my pasta in half and bulk it up with peppers, mushrooms, other veggies.
If I feel a carb craving coming on I drink a glass of water and wait 15 minutes. If I can not live without it, put a small serving on plate and then get out of the kitchen…
Anyone have some more tips for me?

4 replies

manapua72 2013-02-09 19:19:27 -0600 Report

They don't always throw it away … I worked in high end resort kitchen … I know from personal experience that wait staff will eat off a customers plate if they feel the food hasn't been touched … Seen it time and time again …

jayabee52 2013-02-09 23:35:45 -0600 Report

perhaps some do, but I have seen bus staff clean off my table and toss it into the trash . But maybe they were already full. LoL!

jayabee52 2013-02-09 17:18:27 -0600 Report

Howdy MewElla
I have gone overboard (some may think) with regard to carbs. I don't eat any bread or grain products at all. I also avoid starchy "veggies" Basically I avoid all "simple" carbs. That gives me room for including some "complex" carbs like veggies and berries, along with my protein. Once I have gotten used to eating this way I really have lost my taste for the simple carbs.

When eating out, and by myself, I instruct the wait staff to NOT bring me breads or potatoes (usual fare for resttuaunts). Sometimes I have to insist when they don't get the message that I don't want to waste food, because when they bring it to the table and I don't eat it they just throw it away.

I don't want to nit pick. Some of your suggestions are great, but I might add a few tweaks to your suggestions: The cabbage is great! the slaw dressing is loaded with sugar or HFCS (lots of "simple" carbs there). May I suggest a basalmic vinagarette drizzled on the slaw? Also the carrot fries might be avoided or substituted for sweet potato fries. Carrots do have a lot of hidden starch in them and cooking them only intensifies the starch load. ( heating foods generally increases the carb value of many foods, as I have recently learned. )


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