Five Ways to Cut Carbs
I don’t know about you, but cutting carbs, for me is a tough thing to do. While I’ve cut back somewhat, I’m not able – and I won’t – cut carbs completely out of my diet. A gal’s gotta have some comfort! I do try to watch what kind and how much I’m putting into my system.
I love wraps. I loved them before going on a diet. So after I started my diet, I looked even closer at them. They’re all good, but unfortunately, most are incorrect for my particular diet. I am eating only 100% whole wheat products with little or no sugar, and no high fructose corn syrup. As a result, it makes buying products a heck of a lot more difficult. But one day I stumbled across South Beach Multigrain Tortillas. These tortillas are great. They satisfy, they’re soft and they taste good. They’re dangerous. Try one and you’ll see what I mean.
You can buy specialty breads from Weight Watchers, or other diet companies. I rarely go for lower calorie/lower carb bread. I want the calories. The denser the better. I love bread like Ezekiel 4:9, or bread you can get in the health food store, you know: the “sprouted” stuff.. Unfortunately, it’s more expensive and is sometimes out of my budget. But, it will satisfy you and fill you up as well. Always make sure to buy 100% whole wheat or whole grain.
Cut down on the white potatoes. I never thought I would believe this one, potato lover that I am. But, I’ve cut potatoes down to only a couple or three times a month. And I don’t dare eat them for breakfast. I found that out the hard way and had issues all day. When I do eat a white potato, it’s after I have food in my system and later in the day. Sweet potatoes are a great substitute and provide vitamin A, beta carotene, and fiber.
Healthy Pasta. I’ve moved to 100% whole wheat pasta. It’s better for your sugar level; and it has more fiber than white pasta. If you’re watching your carbs there is lower carb pastas for you, like Dreamfield’s pasta. Since I don’t follow a low carb diet specifically, I only watch them, I can’t give numbers. That’s up to you to decide.
Got a craving for peanut butter? Don’t eat the peanut butter on a cracker. Once you start with crackers, you won’t stop. Try having the peanut butter on a slice of apple or celery instead. Combining the sweetness of the apple with peanut butter will tickle your mouth. Better yet, instead of the peanut butter, eat a handful of peanuts and a fruit instead.
Once you’ve cut some of the carbs, or simply changed the type, you’ll have less craving for them. You’ll be on your way to discovering new food choices.