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
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 😉