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On May 6th I ran the Toronto Half Marathon and then for some unexplained reason I got lazy.  I haven’t run….I haven’t been to a body pump class or even a zumba class. I have done NOTHING . Well not exactly. I have excelled in the sport called “eating”. Infact,  I have morphed into MOMWHOEATS.  That’s right….I have been eating and eating and eating and there seems to be more calories going in than going out.


I was looking in the mirror and noticing that I was getting puffier by the nano second. Finally I said “ENOUGH” !! Time to do something about it. However I love food so much that I knew if I went the “low intake” approach…it wouldn’t work for me. So I decided to try something that worked for me eight years ago. I broke up with carbs.

This means:

-no more bread (ouch)

-no more pasta (double ouch)

-no more cereal

-no more bananas, apples, and oranges

-no more poutine (don’t get me started)

-no more chickpeas, kidney beans, legumes

However I have been enjoying:

-kale smoothies

a kale smoothie a day keeps the pounds away!!

-plenty of great salads with cheese and nuts

-blueberries/strawberries with whipped cream (its allowed)

-low carb beer.  A huge thank you to Molson for creating Molson Canadian 67 Sublime. It’s not perfect but it will do the trick. (67 calories, 1 carb)

These items are really helping!!

-plenty of egg whites with sauteed mushrooms

-tuna burgers, salmon, sole. I even bought sardines but havent brought myself to open the tin yet

Silk True Almond, unsweetened, vanilla. (30 calories with 0 % carb per cup). Totally impressed with this product.

– tofu shirataki noodles!! I can “pretend” Im eating pasta. Emphasis on the word “pretend”.

buying a few packs a week.

It’s now been almost two weeks since I broke up with carbs. It hasn’t been a picnic to give up sandwiches, cereals and all the other carbs I use to enjoy on a regular basis. However I can tell you this – I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER.

Curious to find out if you have ever tried this “lifestyle” before? or how many of you are trying not to eat wheat, sugar, etc?

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11 Responses to “Dear Carbs: I Am Breaking Up With You.”

  1. June 17th, 2012 at 22:01 | #1

    Hey Vicky,

    I’ve seen those tofu noodles everywhere! I’m glad to know that they’re good. How do you cook them?

    What’s your kale smoothie recipe? Perhaps I need to jump on this….

    • admin
      June 17th, 2012 at 22:18 | #2

      I made a simple mushroom soup and added the noodles to make the soup feel “heartier”. Another time I just added pasta sauce! The third time, I added them to sauteed mushrooms and onions. As for the kale smoothie – kale, silk almond milk, peanut butter – whiz it up. Bingo..you have a smoothie. Let me know what you think.

  2. nancy
    June 17th, 2012 at 22:18 | #3

    Hey Vicky,
    I’ve been gluten free for a long time and feel sooo much better. It’s definitely not easy but worth the trouble. Of course, sometimes we do have to veer off course and suffer the consequences. Good luck with the new regime!

    • admin
      June 17th, 2012 at 22:20 | #4

      Thanks Nancy for your support. It takes some planning but I truly feel so much better.

  3. Alison
    June 18th, 2012 at 13:47 | #5

    Hey Vicky,

    I cut carbs way back once and really did feel very good – I swear I felt less foggy if that makes sense? However, I wasn’t running long distances at the time. Are you having any problems with energy for working out, especially running?

  4. NYM
    June 18th, 2012 at 14:51 | #6

    I found cutting back on dairy made a huge difference, no pun intended

    • admin
      June 20th, 2012 at 21:13 | #7

      Im lactose intolerant and have not been able to cut out dairy. I wish!! I inhale lactose pills like there is no tomorrow. Cant seem to give up dairy! grrrr

  5. Daniella
    June 18th, 2012 at 15:22 | #8

    I know I shouldn’t be asking this but where are those butter tarts from!?!?!?!!?

    • admin
      June 20th, 2012 at 21:11 | #9

      ha ha..martys (in bracebridge) or flaky tart on mt pleasant. I cant remember!!

  6. Michelle
    June 19th, 2012 at 08:29 | #10

    A few years ago to try to lose weight, I cut out everything refined and I did feel great but saying goodbye to sugar was hard. I got so cranky – my poor hubby but in the long run it was worth it.
    That being said, I most definitely back on the carb wagon – 7 1/2 months pregnant I can’t get enough carbs!

    • admin
      June 20th, 2012 at 21:11 | #11

      I hear you!! Happy to hear you are now back on the carb wagon and enjoying your pregnancy. Thanks again for leaving a comment!!

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