Have I ever mentioned that?
I’m pretty happy with my basic plan, and given the last batch of blood work, it seems to be working out ok….
- Avoid all artificial sweeteners
- Avoid high fructose corn syrup and preservatives as much as reasonably possible
- Eat as low on the glycemic index as possible with each food choice
- Eat as whole an unprocessed as possible at any given meal
- Try to keep each meal or snack at or below 30 g net carbs (total carb minus fiber)
My husband, is a triathlete. He did the Mountaineer Olympic Distance in Morgantown – w/ modified swim due to river conditions – in 2 hours, 10 minutes. The only thing I do for that long of a time in a row is sleep. But he is using some sort of smart phone app to track his exercise and count calories. I honestly don’t know how he stands it. It is making me nuts by proxy…how can anyone count calories successfully, even with an app, without a heavy dose of obsessive-compulsive disorder to go with it?? I’ve taken to emailing him my recipe for dinner so he can do all of his conversion calculations so he can track home cooked meals…which is pretty much what we have all the time. At least he can stop giving me the third degree about every little ingredient in every little thing we ate. It was driving me to ice cream. Clearly, he’s a better human than I am when it comes to food and dieting.
More power to him. If it works, and he’s happy with it – I’ll send him all the ingredient lists he wants. But I’ve learned one thing counting calories by proxy – I will never, never EVER do that myself. Not without a steaming hot cup of prozac for dessert.
For an eating change to be successful, you have to be able to live happily ever after with your diet. Otherwise, dieting really sucks.