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I Didn’t Realize I Was A Carb Addict… Until Now

Breakfast and lunch are no problem – seriously. I can get through either meal without even THINKING about a carb. It’s that DINNER that’s KILLING ME. Oh man. I was sitting there last night watching the kids eat their rice and I was practically convulsing. WHO KNEW I had such an addiction to carbs!

I’m not a chips person or a sweets person. All my weight gain is from DRINK. My Starbucks tea – which I am giving up for 17 days (someone kill me). Today is day 2 of ‘The 17 Day Diet’ and I feel like I should be on day 247. LOL.

So, let’s talk meal planning:

  • Breakfast I had a greek yogurt and a piece of fruit. Good enough
  • Lunch I had a pickle, sliced turkey and fat free cheese. I was happy.
  • Dinner I made chicken, broccoli, tomatos, onions and garlic cooked in a half cup of tomato sauce until it was almost all gone. I also roasted asparagus. I ate until I was full … but I wasn’t happy about it. I really wanted that rice!
  • Snacks – string cheese (fat free, another yogurt, fat free pudding with fat free cool whip)
  • drank water or green tea all day

ANNDDDD I lost 3 pounds in one day.

Now, I know that’s crazy and it probably has to do with water weight or salt intake or SOMETHING

but WHATEVER I WILL TAKE IT!

I’m just going to continue the process for the next 2 weeks and see where I end up.

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.

5 Comments

  1. I almost never eat carbs (the starchy complex carbs anyway) and at first it was SOOOO hard. I LOVE LOVE rice and potatoes and crusty bread and all that, but I found that I loved dropping weight even more than eating those, so..yeah. LOL!

    Good luck! It’ll get easier!

    One of the best books I’ve read that did a great job of explaining the way our bodies process different foods and what happens with fat storage, belly fat, etc, was Dr. Oz’s “you on a diet”. I didn’t follow his plan but I learned a ton and put a lot of it into practice in my daily routine. πŸ™‚

  2. OH MY GOOOOOOOOD. I am on a no Starbucks diet too! I had no idea you were doing this!!!

    It’s been two weeks and I did slip up once. But hey, that’s pretty good because normally 14 days would equal approximately 13 drinks for me.

  3. Hi Vera- I’ve been reading you blog for years! After seeing your post on the diet book, I stopped by borders on my way home from work. I’m starting it on Monday, here’s to getting skinny!!!

  4. im like you, solution- get those multiseed rusks and have a couple with ur meal along with a glass of water. they somehow expand in ur tummy once taken with water n give u that full feeling you get from carbs like bread or rice.
    you can thank me later πŸ™‚ this really works!

  5. lol—I am a carb addict and know it. I had twins 7 months ago and am still eating like I am nursing them when I’m not!

    (TykeRider comment)

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