I Hate Low-Carb


Dinner last night was low-carb. We are attempting to limit our carbs for a few days this week leading up to Friday’s Carb-Loading dinner! Let me just say, I absolutely hate the concept of a Low-Carb diet. It’s so frustrating. There’s carbohydrates in everything: fruit, grains, oatmeal! I think I’ve officially said “Whatever” to the idea of limiting them this week.

For dinner I made chicken with pesto on it (Pesto only has 3grams of carbs). I tossed the chicken pieces (see above picture) and then put them on a foil-lined baking sheet.

I baked the chicken at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes. It turned out a tad dry. I would make this recipe again but I’d do at it 375 degrees instead.

I made a salad and steamed some broccoli as our sides. The salad was:

Baby Spinach

Cucumber

Craisins (yes, they have Carbs, grrr!)

Oil and Balsamic Vinaigrette

And I had a glass of wine. Yes, I know there are carbs in wine. I didn’t really care at this point. I really don’t understand how people can survive without carbs!

My Favorite Wine

I topped the baked chicken with some Mozzarella Cheese. We realized we didn’t have any Mozzarella so Michael brilliantly grabbed a few of the string cheeses he bought from Costco and cut them up. Worked great!

Dinner was tasty. I enjoyed the chicken, even though it was a tad dry. There’s just something wonderful about the pesto-Mozzarella combo!

Yesterday’s post turned out to be a hot topic! So many people had wonderful suggestions about shopping and buying clothes during weight loss. One thing I forgot to write about was that my SHOE SIZE also changed! For as long as I could remember, my shoe size was 8 1/2. When I lost weight I was suddenly not fitting in 8 1/2 shoes. For a short while I went down to a size 7 1/2! I didn’t stay at that size for long, though and I’m now a size 8. It was definitely a strange happening. I had never heard of losing weight and losing shoe sizes!

Since I had pretty much given up on limiting my carbs, I made Oats for breakfast. I tried a new kind today. It has Oats, Barley, Wheat, and Rye!

Oats, Barley, Wheat

I mixed in some protein powder, Benefiber, and brown sugar.

Breakfast

I’ve been sniffing and sneezing since this weekend. I think it’s allergies. But just to be safe, I drank a raspberry Emergen-C.

While I was waiting for my oatmeal to cook, I snagged a few strawberries.

Gimme Carbs!

QUESTION: Have you ever tried a low-carb diet or Atkins? What did you think?

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14 responses to “I Hate Low-Carb

  1. I am with you…I can never do a low carb diet. I think my diet is probably like 65-70% carbohydrate! But since I am an endurance runner I NEED them!

    • Thanks Kelly! I’m glad I’m not the only one. I was feeling frustrated with the whole thing! I’m still doing my normal running routine even though I’m also training for the bike ride. I NEED carbs to do that!

  2. Great blog! and amazing job at all your hard work! You go girl!

  3. That’s MY favorite wine too! Chateau Ste Michelle has such great wines but the Riesling is for sure the best!
    I have done the low carb thing and have surprisingly found many many things in place….but there’s nothing like carbs!

  4. Does protein powder in your oats keep you fuller longer? I have never tried it, but it seems like a smart idea.

  5. Totally with you. I tried to do no carbs and no sugar for about 3 weeks. Ended up 3 days in about ready to throttle my husband and realized it probably wasn’t a good idea. Good luck this weekend, can’t wait to read about it!

  6. Riesling is so yummy. It’s one of my favorite non-dessert wines. I guess I like sweet wine.

    I’m not counting my carbs to any degree, but I have been avoiding bread and rice. I previously identified as someone who *needed* to have a starch with a meal in order to feel satisfied, but honestly the last three weeks have been just fine without them–the only problem is packing my lunches for school without making a sandwich.

    Still, I get carbs in my sweet potatoes and carrots and so forth, so I haven’t been totally without–just drastically reduced.

  7. I once tried a low carb diet – and it was horrible!!!! This girl loves her carbs :)

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