I am getting kind of bored with food again. I think that's a good thing. I don't let myself look at dessert websites or cookbooks anymore, even if they are low carb or Paleo or whatever. I am trying to keep thing simpler and use my creative cooking powers for dinner only. So breakfast is often just a couple of eggs over easy or an omelet or a protein shake. I try to make it to lunch without a snack but if I need something I get by with a cup of coffee, maybe a protein bar or a couple of almonds or a slice of meat or cheese. Lunch is getting pretty boring. I can never think of anything I really care to have. Salads or leftovers are on my plate most of the time. Afternoon snack tends to be similar to morning snack, or a protein bar or shake. Only dinner is really interesting, and I do enjoy coming up with healthy dinners that have a carb side option for the kids and extra veggies for me.
I'm also considering the idea of a "fasting" block of time to rest my system; I'm thinking this is as simple as not eating after 8pm since I don't usually manage breakfast before 8am. That would give me 12 hours of non-eating and would also be a good exercise in *not thinking* about food in the evenings.
I do have my 'food sanity' back. I always lose the crazies when I get off sugar and white flour and that kind of thing. There is something so clarifying and calming about NOT eating those things. I am back at the point of not even wanting those things anymore... at all. This time feels different though; I not only an experiencing the body that doesn't crave sugar and carbs... I am also mentally desiring a low carb life forever. I am not hankering for cake and planning a cupcake cheat for 'when I lose weight' or on some special occasion. I am not going to eat any of my usual Christmas cookies this year; I know that already. If you have read my blog for long, you know this is HUGE. Huge. The emotional attachment to Christmas cookies is very deep. But now, finally, the desire to feel this good and not spike my blood sugar is bigger. Stronger. Sure, I might make a few sugar free, grain free, low carb treats for myself during the Christmas season, but I have *zero* desire to eat all of the traditional fare. I aim to be *very* careful, limiting any sweet treats to those that are grain free, sugar free, and fit into my carb budget. I am doing it now, and want to continue this for life.
Today I've been cleaning... working hard on the pantry and Christmas boxes to get ready for the holidays. How about you? Do you have a plan for the holidays yet?
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