Y’all, I used to scoff at low carb. But now I’m a believer. I’ve lost weight but more important I reversed those pesky numbers which were inching up into critical territory.
I love to eat, and that hasn’t stopped. So herewith I share with you five favorite low carb things to eat.
1. Apple slices with peanut butter.
This is my bedtime snack these days. Crunchy all-natural peanut butter because we have ALWAYS used all-natural peanut butter and Kroger brand because we are thrifty. Okay, I know you aren’t supposed to eat right before bedtime, but I used to eat a big bowl of carb-filled cereal every night before bed. So I’m getting better.
2. Hummus with just about anything dipped in it.
Except pita bread because carbs. Usually it’s celery, occasionally it’s baby carrots, sometimes it’s mushrooms or red or yellow peppers. You can buy big containers of all kinds of hummus super cheap at Aldi. Trader Joe’s also has good deals.
3. Nuts. All the nuts.
Oh, nuts. So high in fat. So bad. At least, that’s conventional diet wisdom. Y’all, I eat great quantities of nuts and so far I am still losing weight, but if I stop it will be because of the nuts I’m pretty sure. I buy the cheap mixed nuts from Kroger, peanuts, cashews, sunflower kernels, almonds, and cashews. Whenever I get hungry between meals I grab a handful, which is roughly a serving.
Another perfect food with a bad reputation. Eggs have all the good things in them and they are cheap. Well, except when you start feeling guilty and buy cage-free. We consume way too many eggs to be able to afford to pay $4 a dozen, so we compromise and buy one dozen of those for Emily, one dozen of the super high omega-3 kind for me, and three dozen of the cheap kind for Teddy. No, I am not kidding. That’s six days’ worth. I sometimes wonder if the grocery clerk thinks we own a restaurant or run an orphanage. Anyway, I eat two scrambled eggs for breakfast EVERY morning.
I love steak. It’s one of my favorite foods period. And suddenly it’s not a forbidden treat–it’s a staple! We buy steaks by . . . I don’t know, the ton or something . . . from this guy who sells them off his truck for ridiculously low prices. So there’s always steak in the house, although it disappears more quickly when Teddy is home.
I plan to write a longer post some time in the next month or so on my current diet (and my past diets) so we’ll call this a teaser post. Head over to Mama Knows, Honeychild for more favorites!
July 31, 2014