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?

15 Responses

  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!

    1. 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. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. I hate low carb too but I think I’m going to just try lower my carbs not eliminating them. I don’t want to drive myself crazy.

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