I’m trying to wrap my brain around the idea of good carbs. For so long, I’ve been hearing how all carbs are bad. My doctor even told me that once you hit 40 you just have to give them up altogether to lose weight. But is it realistic to really think you can live the rest of your life with an entire food group eliminated from your diet? Maybe some people have the willpower to do that, but I know ME. I can do a solid 3 or 4 days of that and then I go on a carb binge where I can polish off an entire bag of potato chips in one sitting. And I’m not talking the snack-size bag you can fit in a lunch box. I’m talking the family size meant for family barbecues. So I need to come to terms with carbs and accept the fact that not all carbs are bad. So my first order of business — Google good carbs! Right off the bat, I remember from past stabs at this that brown rice and sweet potatoes are good choices. And I may be one of the few, but I really do love that sprouted grain Ezekiel Bread that you have to keep frozen.
And in today’s video, Larry brought up a great point. Why have I failed in the past? Because I don’t plan ahead. To succeed, I HAVE to plan ahead and not just hope that I make the right choice in the moment. Will I become an obsessive “food carrier” with a cooler in my car? Will I have to invest in vast amounts of Tupperware and Ziploc baggies? Will I be that person who spends Sunday nights cooking up chicken breasts and freezing them for the entire week? I hope so!!