Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Living Low-Carb in a High-Carb World

I started following a low-carb diet with a friend last week, because the weather finally warmed up and I can no longer hide under winter clothing.  It is amazing how many carbohydrates I consumed on a daily basis. I am a carbohydrate addict that loves crusty bread and fruit. The good news is that I feel great following this diet, energy is abundant, I do not feel hungry and I am down 9 pounds. My mood is improved and I am finally able to consume half my body weight in ounces of water. The bad news is that I miss the bun for my burger, pasta and bread, pizza, unlimited fruit and alcohol. Why can't someone develop a low-carb pizza that tastes great?  We can put a man on the moon, but can't get the low-carb thing down? Living low-carb, while observing the unrestricted carbs of others is not fun. I did partake in carbs over the weekend (pizza and beer), because my willpower could not handle the sight and smell. My diet has been pretty basic protein and leafy greens for the past 9 days, but now I am ready to experiment with some recipes to cure the deprivation.  I have been searching the Internet and trying to come up with some of my own.  I expect to post some recipes soon.  Meanwhile enjoy my low-carb snack ideas that have helped keep my sanity.

Low Carb Snacks Ideas

Hummus served with cucumbers and celery
Broccoli slaw mixed with tuna and Italian dressing
Plain Greek yogurt sprinkled with cinnamon and almonds
Peanut Butter (no sugar added) and celery
String cheese
Tomato and Mozzarella Salad
Spinach or Artichoke Dip served with celery, cauliflower, broccoli and cucumbers

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