I was recently told to have a no carb diet for at least 30 days to clear my system and then slowly add it back. Now in case that just sounds like "modern health mumbo-jumbo" it is what I thought as well, but it is worth giving it a shot to not land back in l'hotel hospitale for another week.
The big issue with this new plan is, I live on pasta! Live on it from lunch to dinner, and I am sure some of you know that all of the good breakfast foods have carbs. I was told I could keep my oatmeal for breakfast since it is a whole grain, but the rest...waffles, pancakes, french toast, scones, even some yogurt, all of it, gone. I know it is only for 30 days, but it is a challenge. I am quickly empathizing with people who diet regularly and do not succeed for one reason or another. I could always appreciate that it was difficult, but this feels like modern torture. I end up with something in my hand, mouth watering ready to eat it, and then I remember, "does it have carbs"; or my son will say, "Mom, you can't have that.". Sakes alive my entire kitchen has to be replaced.
This is going to take some work, some help and a whole lot of focus. I am accustomed to eating anything I want, when I want and as often as I want. I just found chicken pot pies on sale! They are not good for you, but they aren't that bad either. I will miss them.
There is one other component to this diet that may take even more thought, like not drinking water with food and waiting 2 hours after you eat to drink it. Okay, so when I am well and back out eating and drinking, what does one do to cut the alcohol intake and stave off a hangover, even a mild one? Hmm??? Cosmopolitan PLUS Dinner (that does not include Pasta) PLUS Water PLUS Cosmopolitan MINUS Water EQUALS mild Hangover. I will have to figure this out... any methods known that work??
If you have any great no carb, no seafood or pork recipes, send them my way please. I have very few foods that I just don't or won't eat but those are the three big categories. Encouraging words are always welcomed! I will try to blog my progress and digression with it. As I learn more about my health challenge, I will share on the chance that it may help someone else with a health issue.
Windy City Diva