Where have all my pastas gone? Its a very very sad day for me today. One of the foods that I could eat just about every day is apparently working against me and my goals. Pasta…pasta pasta pasta how I love thee!
Today I cleaned out my pantry. A couple of things to keep in mind aka some of the small excuses I use to keep some of items I kept. Baby steps for me
- I do not live by myself — although my other half is way more conscious of what he eats than I have been!
- I have a 3 year-old niece who expects that her favorite tia has chocolate milk on hand when she comes over.
So here it is….I’m taking carbs out of my diet! Wait! Let me rephrase. I am taking all the Simple Carbs out of my diet! Carbohydrates are essiential to your body. They are the little things that give you energy, your gasoline. But there are two types of carbs:
- Simple Carbs — are also called simple sugars and are chemically made of one or two sugars. They absorb quickly into your body….yeah my beloved pastas would fall into this category. Oh yeah and that fast food that you and I love…..simple carbs… and not to mention pretty overall yucky for your body.
- Complex — also known as starches and are made of three or more linked sugars. These take longer to break down into sugars. I would say, regretfully, that my pasta does NOT fit into this category.
The good news. I can train my taste buds to enjoy whole wheat pastas but for now these babies are leaving my household.
I am also giving up fast food and soda. That’s it, they are out!
I will let you know how it goes.
Below are pictures of my adventure in carbohydrate removal…..they are not pretty
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