Traveling On Low-Carb
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Traveling on Low-Carb
I went away on an eight-day out-of-town trip to the Lower Mainland of BC right after a battery of health visits in March 2017. I tried to stay on my low-carb plan while traveling, but my resolve quickly went out the window.
I didn’t bother to keep to the low-carb plan while I was visiting family and friends. I ate what they ate, or what was offered. We ate out several times. I ate steak and seafood with fully loaded baked potato, sourdough bread, rice & pita with my Greek meal, pizza, potato chips, and English Muffin with the Eggs Benedict brunch I had. Pretty much all of The 4 Ps that I had sworn off!!
The hard part was trying to get back on track when back at home. That took a couple of weeks!! I would go out and get bread and potato chips. To me, carbs are like Crack!! One is too many and a thousand’s not enough!!
August 2018 update
After many fits and starts trying to get back into a Ketogenic lifestyle (NOT ‘diet’) I’ve been reading and hearing other weight loss professionals talk about having to draw a line in the sand and ‘just say no’ to foods that are no good for you. One author suggests re-framing one’s mind about food and offers the following phrase to embed in one’s thoughts, “I don’t eat that anymore.” I kind of like that and have been trying that out for myself when ‘carb thoughts’ come into my mind.
I will be traveling to the Coast and Vancouver Island in a few weeks, and I’m determined this time that I will NOT eat a bunch of carbs. I feel my resolve is pretty strong and that I can be conscious and stay determined in my commitment to Self during this trip. I have a reminder printed out and taped to my bedroom wall that says, “Everything I do is an Expression of my level of Self-Love at that moment.” So – when I’m ready to grab that donut, or piece of pizza, what’s that saying about my level of Self-Love? Sometimes it stops me in my tracks and I can affirm and re-affirm my commitment and pass it by; other times I try to shut up ‘the voice’ and eat the donut – knowing that’s NOT the most loving thing I can do… I’m hoping to get better with this over time.
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I am not an expert on anyone’s health besides my own, and after a lifetime of trial and error, I can only share what is working, or not, for me. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to health and ideal body size and shape. Each one is free to experiment on what works for them.
Books on Health, Food & Cooking That I Recommend
Please click on a link to read my book review
- Raw Food: a complete guide for every meal of the day by Erica Palmcrantz Aziz, Irmela Lilja
- Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD
- Eating for Energy: transforming your life through living plant-based whole foods by Yuri Elkaim, BPHE, CK, RHN
- The Gabriel Method: the revolutionary diet-free way to totally transform your body by Jon Gabriel
- Ultrametabolism Cook Book: 200 delicious recipes that will turn on your fat burning DNA by MD Mark Hyman
- Ultrametabolism: a simple plan for automatic weight loss by MD Mark Hyman
- Eating Alive: prevention through good digestion by Dr. Jonn Matsen, N.D.
- 17-Day Diet: a doctors plan for rapid results by Dr. Mike Moreno
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