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Five Ways To Cut Carbohydrates In Your Diet

Oct 28, 2007
I don't know about you, but for me cutting carbs is not the easiest thing in the world to do. While I have cut back somewhat, I'm not able - and I won't - cut carbohydrates from my diet completely. A gal has to have a little bit of comfort! I am trying to watch how much and what kind I am putting into my system.

Wrap it up. I loved wraps before going on a diet. So after I began my diet, I took a closer look at the wrap. And I'm not talking about the lettuce wrap, either. All wraps are good, but sorry to say, most are wrong for my particular program. I am currently eating only 100% whole wheat goods with no high fructose corn syrup, and the least amount of sugar - no more than four grams of sugar per serving. Consequently, it makes buying groceries a more difficult task. But one day I came across South Beach Multigrain Tortillas. South Beach tortillas are terrific. They satisfy, they're soft and they taste good. They're dangerous. Try one and you'll see what I mean.

You can get specialty breads from Weight Watchers, or other diet companies. I rarely go for the lower calorie or lower carbohydrate bread. I want the calories. The denser the bread is, the better I like it. I find bread like Ezekiel 4:9, or bread you can get in the health food store, you know: the "sprouted" stuff, irresistible. Unfortunately, it's more expensive and is usually beyond my budget. But, it will fill you up and satisfy you like nothing else. Always make sure that you buy 100% whole wheat or whole grain.

Cut down on the white potatoes. I never thought I would believe this one, being the potato lover that I am. But, I have cut my potato consumption down to only two or three times per month. And I do not dare eat them for breakfast. I found that out the hard way and had issues with my sugar levels all day. When I do eat a white potato, it's after I have food in my system and later on in the day. A sweet potato is a great alternate and provides beta carotene, fiber, and vitamin A.

Whole Wheat Pasta. I have switched to eating to 100% whole wheat pasta. It's better for your blood sugar level; and it contains more fiber than traditional white pasta. If you are really watching your carbohydrates, there are lower carb pastas for you, like Dreamfield's pasta. Since I don't follow a low carb diet specifically, I only watch them, I can't give you numbers. That is for you to decide. Enjoy pasta with out feeling guilty.

Got a craving for peanut butter? Don't eat the peanut butter on a cracker. Once you start with crackers, you will find it difficult to stop. Try eating the peanut butter on a slice of apple or celery instead. Mixing the peanut butter with a sweet and tart apple will tickle your mouth. For an even better idea, instead of the peanut butter, eat a handful of your favorite peanuts or nuts and a piece of fresh fruit instead.

Once you've cut some of the carbs, or simply changed the type of carbohydrate you consume, you'll have less craving for them. You'll be on your way to discovering new food choices.
About the Author
Elizabeth Ramer has been on a diet since 2nd grade, and is following the You on a Diet weight management program. Stop by and read my blog,and subscribe to my feed.
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