Just Say No Mas to the Bad Mexican Food Choices

My husband and I went to Poquito Mas tonight and ate low-carb. We had tostadas, but without beans and rice-and we did not eat the shell or the chips. The tostada eaten this way should be under 10g of carbs.

However, there were a lot of larger people eating differently than we were eating. Burritos with rice and beans, chips, etc.

Let’s look at this way, if you want to lose or maintain your weight, you have to count carbs. Between 50 to 100g of carbs per day does the trick.

If I eat 6 protein meals a day and keep my count between those numbers, I am fine. However, what about what those other people are eating?

Chips: add on another 20 to 30 g of carbs.
Beans: add on another 20 to 30 g of carbs.
Rice: add on another 20 to 30g of carbs.
The burrito shell: add on another 30g of carbs.
Taco shell: add on 15g of carbs.

There are nutrition calculators online to check for accuracy. But. Can you see how easy it is to gain weight?

You have to educate yourself and make better choices. Fillers like rice, chips and flour and corn products will bulk you up fast. You could end up eating over 109g of carbs in just one meal! And the meatless vegetarian stuff is even more carbolicious.

Stick with protein, salad and veggies. This means meat, cheese, vegetables, salad, avocado (good carb, but watch the amount), sour cream. A few beans are ok, they are a good carb, but watch the amount.

The world is getting fat because of the filling carbs. Watch your choices, stop eating purely based on taste and find better and newer things to enjoy. Get off of unnecessary carbs for awhile and you will feel and look better.

And put those chips they bring to you in the garbage before you are tempted to eat them. They are about 1g of carb per chip. There is no nutrition there and the salt on it is the basis of the addiction. Throw them out.


You can eat two!

Tonight, I made the recipe that I posted today on the Supreme Taco Bell-esq meal.  It took about 10 minutes to do the whole thing.  

I used Sonoma Carb Cutting Tortillas from Trader Joes (other markets too).  4 net carbs per tortilla.  I made the recipe that I posted today.  I made a combo of an enchilada and burrito.  I warmed the tortillas in the microwave, then put on a combo of my own version of the recipe.  So, I put in cut up turkey slices, taco seasoning, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, then on top a layer of diced tomatoes and lettuce and instead of sour cream, used something that tasted similar and was less carbs (picked up at Trader Joes)–Creme Fraiche (in the cheese spread section).

I folded it all like a burrito, and placed them face down and closed up onto a oiled hot pan and cooked for a few minutes. turned them and did it on the other side.  I warmed Trader Joe’s enchilada sauce and when I removed the wrapped tortilla and put it on the plate, I drizzled hot enchilada sauce on it.  It was really tasty. I ate two (less than 10 carbs) and my husband had two and he really liked them a lot.  My fear is that if I keep up cooking so good, he may want to eat at home all of the time!