What's with all this low--carb eating?
Pumpkin scones above. Fine, in a healthy balanced diet, when eaten in moderation. To avoid eating too many at a time, consider freezing them. Then, grab one out of the freezer and top with cheese for a delicious morning tea, Nothing is 'fattening.' It is when, and how much you eat, that affects if you gain weight or not.
Low-carb is not a healthy diet in my, and many dietary experts, opinion.
There is no fiber in fats or the high protein food. Fiber is contained in your whole-grains and unrefined carbohydrates.
Cut these rubbish, refined carbs, white grains and sugar products. They offer you no benefited deplete your Vitamin B reserves.
Cut out healthy carbohydrates from your diet, and you are asking for digestive disease. Start having bacon breakfasts(a common low-carb breakfast, and that digestive disease will be bowel cancer for certain if you do it for long enough. Should I go on? Any diet that cuts out one essential nutrient is harmful. Humans need protein, fats and carbohydrate combination in every meal to get a balanced diet.
Vitamin B group is found primarily in unrefined carbohydrates. You need Vitamin B for healthy nerves and energy. Of course, you will get irritable, exhausted, and crave carbohydrates and become more prone to anxiety and yo-yo dieting if you cut carbohydrates.
I am feeling a little tired this morning. Went to mention that in my facebook status, and then ‘cut’, it as I don’t like being negative. It would be time enough to mention it if I was down. Threw it on this blog as part of my expressing how I also have days when 'I don't feel like making an effort'. That's normal for all of us to feel that way.
I like to have a plan in place to fall back on when I can't be bothered to exercise.
My plan is, to 'JUST DO IT.'
So here I am, having one of those mornings, when I know if I was to weigh myself the scales, would swear at me, due to two days of less activity due to more driving, than normal, this week. Plus, I ate 'social food,' due to visiting and I might add enjoyed the experience.
Eating Gem's home grown and cooked, Queensland country kitchen food, was a treat I would not have missed out on. There are, times when 'enjoyment' becomes a big part of my concept of healthy eating and the two, Gem's scones and jam, I ate, were 'not to be missed,' experiences :-).
I know that today needs to be an active day, with a focus, on healthy portion controlled eating. I am feeling a bit 'groggy' after two long days of touring in the last three days, but I intend to make an effort this morning and go for a swim and freshen myself up. I think you do feel good after you have done exercise :-).
It's all too easy to say, 'I can't be bothered, no time, too tired.'
I let myself get away with that for far too long, till the excuses lead into being, 'too ill,' as the lifestyle diseases set in, and 'too much pain,' due to arthritis and injury aggravated by obesity set in. I rejoice that I made a 'come back,' from having let myself go that far and know better than most people where the 'I can't be bothered' or 'I'm too busy or tired,' coupled with eating portion sizes designed for a manual laborer, can lead to.
These days I am too smart to listen to excuses. I LOVE my fit body, and I will LOVE my swim, perhaps not before, I have it, but I am already in my bather, the commitment is made. I do not wait until I am ‘motivated, or 'inspired’ to exercise, I ‘JUST DO IT!’ and oh do I ever feel better and enjoy life, more, because of this.
Thank you, Gem I had a WONDERFUL visit to your home and garden. I loved meeting you again and meeting some of your family. The homegrown and made pumpkin scones with home grown and made rosella jam were a treat. The homegrown and harvested bananas you gave us to eat on the way home were the sweetest I have tasted. The eggs from your (girls), hens, even more delicious for last nights fast food, meal when we got home, after having met 'the girls' and shared in your harvesting them :-).
It was a wonderful day. Thank you, Gem.
Now time for my swim.