I love good food and have always been a huge snacker. I was fortunate that this wasn’t a problem when I was younger and although I was careful about how much fat I ate, I gave no thought to the amount of carbs I consumed and frequently joked that I never met a carb I didn’t like. But eventually this carb addiciton led to a lot of excess pounds. I saw people lose weight by cutting the carbs but never thought I could do it because the typical low carb diet recommends the following:
- Cook at home
- Eliminate caffeine
- Eliminate bread & desserts
- Eat more eggs & meat
Now for some people, that might sound pretty easy. But for me, those were some serious negatives. For one thing, I HATE to cook. I mean truly hate to cook; in fact, I loathe it. I am the queen of take out or prepared foods from the local grocery. I also love caffeine and am not sure how I would function without it, nor do I intend to find out. And I was never really much of a meat eater. I always liked meat, I just didn’t love it. And I definitely didn’t love eggs. Kinda dates back to college days…but we won’t go there:)
But despite all of that, I ultimately lost 25 pounds by eating less carbs and I have kept it off for two years. So, I’ve decided to write about my journey and share with others what works for me. I hope that by sharing, some other carb addict might be inspired and realize if I learned to control my carb intake and get to a healthier weight, anyone can.