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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