Going to be tough today!
Every day I have a salad with some form of meat and/or cheese–with vegetables, for lunch. I also have a salad at dinner, but the salad and veggies might be separate from my meat.
But, for the most part, that is what I eat. I have discipline. I have snacks in between and after dinner–protein-based.
It saddens me to see people trying to lose weight and still get stuck on eating white bread sandwiches (which have gluten and no nutritional value at all–it is all about just FILLING UP THE BELLY)–and boy does it fill up the belly, outwardly.
But, SO many people now seem to feel that they need to wash that sandwich down with a bag of chips.
I eat at a lunch place where they serve salads, sandwiches and soups. There is a rack of potato chips to choose from. Everyone who orders a sandwich (except my husband), grabs a bag to have with their lunch. Most people eating salads seem to know better and don’t eat the chips.
What is the deal with the chips? Is everyone so addicted to the carb, glucose-high?
Do you want to lose weight? You have to get through the addiction. I did it. I was addicted to pasta (wheat-based). It takes a few weeks and you must have a lot of low-fat cheese snacks and hard-boiled eggs to tide you over until the addiction clears…but it does. I learned to like coffee even more.
Then, you will lose the weight and keep it off.
Until then, the chips and bread are winning, not you! Nutritionally, they are useless. A lot of sodium (Not good for the heart), few vitamins, only 2g of protein and 24g of carbs. If you want to lose weight and only want 50 to 100g of carbs a day, you are going to waste it all on a bag of empty chips? It is going to turn to sugar and only make you crave more sugar later (about 6 sugar cubes worth)….
The sandwich in itself is about 24g of carbs for the bread. Great–in one sitting, little nutritional value and around 50g of carbs. This is not going to help with losing weight.
So, it is your choice. Do it or not. Stop complaining though if you don’t lose and you hate how you look!