Daily Archives: June 9, 2010

yer not the boss of me

Who said you have to eat like a bird when you are dieting?

Argh, I really do hate that word…diet…because it’s not what I am doing.

I had an interesting conversation yesterday…about low carbing of course.

I find that a huge part of me would love to educate people on how it works, but an even bigger part of me bites my lip…because over the years I have realized it really doesn’t matter what you say.
We all have our opinions…and of course we are always right.

I get told over and over and over how unhealthy this life style is for me.
How the foods I eat are clogging my arteries…blah blah blah
How can I do a no carb diet

Oy vay.

I used to over explain myself.  OR I wouldn’t say a thing.  If people at lunch asked me why I was eating a burger with no bun for example…I would just say I wasn’t in the mood for the bread.

But the truth is…those foods…the high carb ones really aren’t good for me.
I know this.  I know how I feel.  Medically speaking, my doctor agrees.

And like I said in so many posts before…my health is my #1 concern and losing weight is just gravy!

I went home the other night and worked out.  I can manage the whole 45 minutes without feeling like I am going to die…and actually I could do more.
So when I was done I baked a cheesecake.  And that’s how the conversation started the other day.

How can I possibly eat cheesecake while dieting?????

My response was how could I not?? Lol  

This is a life change.  I could never commit to not ever having cheesecake again…but I could commit to making it in a way that it suited my life…my diet

I explained that the cheesecake was low carb.  My crust is made out of blanched almonds.  It’s to die for.  Even my non low carbing friends love it.  It’s not like I eat the whole thing…but I have it there to combat a sweet craving.  It’s not something I make all the time.  I reserve it for special occasions or once in a blue moon just cause I am in the mood.

And this person goes on about how there is too much fat in my diet…and I was almost tempted to get into the science of it all.  Really sit her down and tell her how it works…
But I didn’t.
Cause I am so tired of explaining myself, defending my choices.

I used to preach the word of the low carb god lol…but it would go in one ear and out the other.
I just looked at her and said…you’re not the boss of me…and on to the next subject we went.

Anyways…my body, my choices.

The cheesecake rocks.  I can’t take credit for the recipe…but I am so glad I found it.

And that’s all I got to say about that 😉

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