I am very excited for my new eating habits! A low carb low sugar diet may sound difficult but it’s actually very realistic.
This eating plan is not meant to starve you or force you to cut out all the things you like to eat, such as carbs. No one wants to give up carbs forever! Now I feel I have a totally different outlook on food. I’ve always eaten too much but now I am even more aware of both the quantity and the quality of the foods I am putting into my body.
I am going camping for Memorial Day weekend and this evening I went grocery shopping for healthy but tasty food items to bring along. I do not want to stop before I have barely begun! I want this to be a long term decision.
I looked at a million labels and discovered how difficult it is to find low sugar low carb foods. The sugar free options out there are best to avoid because the sugar is replaced with artificial sweeteners such as Splenda (sucralose) and Aspartame. It’s better to look for things sweetened with Stevia, Truvia or Xylitol, which are all natural sweeteners.
With these new eyes I viewed so many things differently. Take a Twix for example (one of my favorite treats). One Twix bar is 281 calories, 38 carbs and 27 grams of sugar. Now based on this eating plan you should only have 15 grams of sugar and 6 servings of carbs (equals to 120 grams carbs) in one day. A Twix alone sends you way out of the ball park and who knows what you already have eaten during the day. Today was like being on a scavenger hunt, looking for the best food label.
I am thrilled to have this new view on food and am ready to find every and all low sugar low carb food, and only will share the ones that actually taste good! I’m sure I will soon be experimenting with recipes as well. I will continue to post yummy low carb low sugar options that you will actually want to eat… so keep checking out this page. If you have any questions feel free to ask!