I don't know if anyone else has ever done this, but I just put my favorite meal to test and check the content in it. I was shocked that in one meal (which i usually make last two) was almost my full day of calories. I about died and realized, it's not worth it as often as I thought it was. Maybe once in a blue moon, but not as often as I used to want it. Put your favorite meal to the test and see if after you add up the calories if its worth it to you.
Hi Mid yes I did that with a few of my meals and had to make adjustments in serving size if possable or eliminte it from everyday food choices... I have since my over hauling made some new favorites,, Hugs Judy:)
SW 247 CW 153ish maintaining
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U cannot be more shock than I was until I found out that a soda has a tablespoon worth of sugar. I have cut my soda in-take way down and I try to drink crystal light, spirte0 but when I cannot standdo do without my addiction, I give in to the Coke.
I don't really "count'" daily carbs as much as I try to be aware of how many carbs are in a food item. I almost never eat white carbs like white bread or pasta. I do eat white potatoes maybe twice a week.
I don't use sugar so that is less carbs per day. I do eat fruit and alot of veggies so these are healthy carbs.
My cravings have gone way down for these items the less I have them. I used to have a terrible white carb craving.....pasta and thick French bread. I was the bottom-less pit! Also pizza. I think I am actually getting a handle on these cravings. To answer your question, though how many carbs a day, I try to eat as low carb as possible and then when I have a slice of pizza it is OK.
How funny, Barb! I just responded to one of your kind notes in another posts about removing white foods! I completely agree with you. It's amazing how refined, processed white food stirs hikes up our sugar cravings.
Actually my DH was reading an article to me concerning high carb, low fiber foods. In some cases they may not register in your mind/body, actually having the effect of making you MORE hungry than prior to eating. If you're interested, I may be able to hunt it down online.
Yes Barb is right the white flour potatoes and white sugar are all causeing inflamation in our bodies so it is best to eliminate or greatly reduce consumption also try not to buy anything with trans fat or high frucose corn syrup real poison to our bodies Hugs Judy:)
SW 247 CW 153ish maintaining
Remember the Gold is not in the prize it's in the Journey life may not be the Party we expected but while we are here we may as well dance
You're not kidding, Judy! Many of our more common ailments are inflammatory responses due to the chemicals we ingest. It's truly amazing when we stop and truly look at the effect our foods are having on our body.
Good for you, Mindi, for really taking an honest look at your favorite meal. That had to be very difficult, and sobering!
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