I didn't realize I was a carbaholic till I started this weightloss journey and 1-week into an ultra-low carb WOE, I nearly ripped the plate of rice out of my boss' little hands. It was then I realized low carb was not sustainable for me. I don't ever really feel like I've really eaten if I don't have a cooked carb.
So some little carbaholic tricks that help me:
- I may only have half a cup of rice or pasta, but I'll have like 2 cups of stirfried veggies and mix them altogether and suddenly it's a huge plate of rice or pasta which I can have with tomato sauce and it's huge and filling but I still have the chew feeling of boiled carbs.
- I always weigh/measure my carbs. I have to be mindful about that. Once the serving is gone, I have to consciously weigh/measure another serving which at least makes me consider if that's really what I want to do.
- I eat a huge plain salad (with light dressing) before my meal, so that I'm a little full before I hit the the carbs.
- Bread is a little tough because I don't know about you but half a roll and 1 triangle of toast don't really do it for me. And it's hard to turn 1 slice of bread into more than it is. For bread, if I'm going to indulge I work it into my calorie allowance for the day. A really good ciabatta sandwich, may be worth only having one other light meal that day for. I remember though that when I lived in America, there were breads that were only 40 calories/slice and sure they didn't taste like much, but they were adequate to give the sensation of eating a sandwich.
And finally, eating protein definitely helps with the carb frenzy a purely simple carb meal may trigger.
: Jan 2009: 275lb; 3FC Start Weight
: July 19, 2009: 257lb; Record Low Weight
: Oct 21, 2012: 152lb
Losing the Regain- Jul-Dec 2014
Overall Weight Loss