I used to.... but would go off on binges because I never felt satisfied.
Now it is a matter of portion control, and education. I pick the carbs that are good for me w/protein and fiber, watch my fat and sugar intake, and drink WATER. Brown rice, wild rice vs. white rice; whole wheat pasta vs. white pasta; sweet potatoe vs. mashed, etc. Was on a diet once that cut almost all carbs. You ate meats, greens and only some fruits. I lost 75 lbs, but was constantly hungry, constipated, and the weight came back on as soon as I reached my goal. I learned that this kind of diet was messing with the ketones in your system to burn more fat.
12/07/2011 - 5:37am
I try to reduce carbs as much as I can but when I need to have some carbs I usually eat the "good ones", tha is, whole wheat, barley, popcorn (without salt or butter!)etc. I try to have 4-5 portions of fruits and vegatbles every day too.
12/07/2011 - 12:34pm
i am afraid of carbs. but i know the good carbs are better for you, yet i'm still afraid of the myths i've beleived that are deeply ingrained. .
12/08/2011 - 4:00pm
I eliminate any "refined" carbs when dieting and limit my intake of whole grain breads and pasta. I seem to "crave" carbs, even "good" ones if I eat them too often. I love a very hearty whole grain brat, but limit myself tio 1 slice 2-3 times a week, saqme with any pasta. I use Quinoa as a meat substitute with sugar snap peas, a few sliced almonds and some low sodium Thai peanut sauce for a light meal.
12/10/2011 - 1:44pm
Yes, I eat mostly proteins and veggies. I tend to gain weight eating carbs. and breads, pasta as well. I'm 51.
01/09/2012 - 2:08am
ABSOLUTLY....CARBS ARE POISON AND ANYONE WHO DISSAGREES IS FOOLING THEMSELVES THAT THEY CAN EAT PASTA AND LOOSE WEIGHT
12/31/2013 - 11:25pm
Yes, every now and again I go for a week or 2 without carbs and am guaranteed I would shed off some kilos.