And I have an addiction to carbs.
There are support groups for this right?
'Cause I am gonna need some serious help on this one. Maybe like some sort of electric shock treatment or hypnosis?
Why must they be so tasty?!?!
Before I started changing my diet up all crazy, I did some food logging. I started recording all of my food and drinks in to the MyFitnessPal application on my phone.
And there were the cold, hard, carbohydrate filled facts. Pretty much my ENTIRE diet consisted of carbs. And I know you're sitting there thinking that it's impossible to have a diet that consists of 90% carbs. But I did.
For example, for breakfast I might have a bowl of cereal. A big bowl. Other breakfast choices included poptarts or bagels or toast.
Then for lunch, it would be a sandwich or some pasta. I'm not generally a HUGE fan of meat on sandwiches, so my most common sandwich was peanut butter and jelly.
And finally for dinner, I'd come home. Depending on how motivated I felt and how much free time I had, it might have more pasta. Spaghetti (plain, with some butter and parmesan cheese!) or some rice. Not feeling motivated and dinner would be pizza rolls, which I regularly bought in bulk when Meijer's had a Ten for $10 sale (With the 11th free!).
Welcome to CarbCity, USA. Population: Me.
And here I sit. Staring at the bowl of Cheerios I'm having for an early dinner and thinking that I really need to try this whole low carb thing again.
And no, not because I want to "lose weight." I honestly couldn't care less what the number on the scale says. But I know that my body composition isn't what I'd like to be and I'd like to be more toned.
But those carbs... They sabotage me at every chance.
And I think I could give them up if there were another food I loved as much as carbs. But there isn't. I just started eating vegetables within the past few years. (Unless you count potatoes, but apparently THOSE are carbs, too! I just can't win...) Carbs are easy. They love you back and make you feel all warm and full inside.
Why can't I quit you?!?!
Anyways, I'm hoping maybe some of you can share some good ideas for how to wean myself off the carbs. Maybe ideas for good carb replacements! And no, I'm not going gluten free. That may work for some, but not for me.
So if you have good ideas for conquering a carb addiction, please share! And soon! 'Cause I'm about to check myself into rehab... There are places that do rehabillition for carb addiction, right?
Maybe if I just go run until I don't want pasta anymore?
Except I think that will have the opposite effect... Hmm...