I really got into the low-carb diet a couple of years ago and I loved it because I could eat the things I love the most. Like all diets, the same old bad habits crept back in little by little. I've never been a big processed food person, with cabinets stocked full with cereals, boxes of processed foods, freezers full of ice cream, and bags of snack foods. But you can't start each day thinking low-carb AND then go and eat something sweet or a half of a muffin, go out and eat some french fries there, have some crunchy snack, and do that daily without the pounds creeping back on.
This is the time of year when we are faced with even more carb laden choices flung in our faces daily. It just makes me more aware of how I want to make the change back to low carb. I actually really liked eating like that. It made it so much easier to eat in a restaurant because I could narrow the menu down to a few choices instead of hemming and hawing about all the things I really wanted to eat. Even today, I went out to breakfast and knowing I was going to start a low carb life style again, I ended up ordering the buckwheat pancakes. I never get pancakes because I would much rather have an egg or an egg white omelet. I ended up trading with hubby because he got the omelet. Your mind does funny things to you!
So, back I go to my favorite eating style, Stella Style, which is a low carb way of eating, focusing on fresh foods. Tonight I through out the carb laden foods, like the Thanksgiving Day leftovers. There isn't really that much besides the stuff leftover that I made for everyone else and some white flour.
Now, on to the challenges and the joy of eating low carb again. Wish me luck.