Track Slow Carb diet

Pros to the Slow Carb Diet You eat more beans. Every day Beans are SUCH an incredible source of nutrients that everyone should aim to eat them. While on this diet, A day I ate beans at least twice. Every day for breakfast I ate slow cooker refried beans, and lentils for lunch.

If it was possible to add beans to dinner without messing up the flavors on my plate, I too ate them there. You eat more green vegetables. The slow carb diet changed this, and breakfast included spinach or broccoli. It was weird at first, but it was nice knowing I got a full serving of veggies at the start of the day.

Plus, it helped keep our food waste to a minimum. Those random vegetables made it to a plate always! Lunch and Breakfast were a no-brainer. Cons to the Slow Carb Diet My favorite green maca smoothie is off limits. So much to ensure that I wrote a book about them!

That meant my favorite smoothie was a no-go. Without the smoothie, I felt stuck for both of those supplements. Read more about why I take maca and collagen in this post.

Yogurt has so many benefits to your gutthat it felt counter-intuitive to NOT be able to eat it on this diet. Like I know yogurt is good for me Just, so is fruit. It feels wrong just.

And, this went against one of our family goals to eat more produce than pantry meat and foods. I felt like an outsider at dinner. I had to re-think almost everything I made and it made cooking dinner annoying and frustrating.

Ideally, a slow-digesting carb like steel cut oatmeal would be best. Then you replenish post-run with a quick-digesting sugar like a homemade larabar. On Saturday morning You could say that if my long runs are, day then Saturdays should be my cheat. I could eat all the homemade energy bites I wanted Then.

But what about pizza on Fridays then? Day start on Friday night and end Saturday at lunch That made my cheat. There was no portion control.

Which in theory, I could. And I did. I felt really hungry often. The short answer is to eat a 4th meal, which is recommend on the diet. Breakfast and lunch got boring really. As freeing as it was to not have to think about what to make for lunch and breakfast, eating lentils and chicken for lunch got REALLY boring everyday. I tried all sorts of different ways to cook the lentils… BBQ, curried, Italian and Cuban… however they were still lentils. And I was tired of them.

I felt restricted in my creativity. But my creativeness felt stifled when I could only eat from an approved list of foods. The week off Take? This was the kicker. Do I follow the slow carb diet still? However, there are many aspects of the diet that I do follow. I have perfected both the slow cooker refried beans and my scrambled egg making skills and I honestly love the mixture of the two.

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This meal up, contains a complete lot of protein and I love the nutrients from the beans. I seek to incorporate a green vegetable at every dinner also. The slow carb diet has encouraged me to eat more green vegetables in general. What am I instead doing? I have many friends who MUST follow those type of diets very strictly due to autoimmune disease. It encourages me to continue to train for the marathon also, night is not a low-calorie food because family pizza!

My husband and I lost weight when we switched to real food without changing anything else, but that was several years ago also. What about you? Do you struggle with your weight? How have you found ways to manage your weight while maintaining a real food lifestyle? Share your encounters in the comments!

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Track Slow Carb diet