Saturday, January 28, 2012

Is Butter A Carb?

*Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist or dietitian, although I wish that would have been my career path.

I don't believe in any low-carb, no-carb, South Beach, Paleo or Atkins diets. I am a big believer in counting calories, portion control and burning more calories that you consume (exercising) if you want to lose weight. Its science, it makes sense and it has worked for me in the past. In fact, there was a time where I lost a lot of weight and during that time Cheese Its, aka carbs, were one of my main staples.

I am a lover of --- sourdough bread -- pasta -- bread dipped in oil while I drink my wine -- bagels -- and Cheese Its.

I mean really, everything, has carbs. This low carb mumbo jumbo is crap. Fruit is healthy but has carbs. Carbs aren't my problem. You can lose weight while eating carbs. I'm just ready to go extreme.

So brace yourselves when I am about to say -- I am thinking about going NO-CARB for a week. 

I'm starting Sunday and will go until Saturday. I know, thats not even a week. It is long enough for me to have a breakdown and also to see if it might even possibly work. And I would like to partake in Superbowl activities like eating bad food and drinking. If I can stand it, I'll continue for a longer haul.

I'm frustrated with my lack of results trying to lose weight the old fashion way, my way, meaning burning more calories than you eat.

Low carb scares me for two reasons. 1 -- Lack of carbs makes me mean and crabby. And hungry. Sorry M. 2 -- Protein scares me.

Protein scares me because my legs are pretty muscular as it is and I run, making them even more muscular. That means big legs. My legs are one of my biggest insecurities. I want tiny, twig like ballerina legs. When I eat too much protein, I swear I can see my legs grow!

I love eggs, but I have no idea what else I can eat for breakfast that is NO carb and LOW protein. Any suggestions?

I know I am probably setting myself up for failure since I think the no carb thing is pretty much impossible and I know I can lose weight without doing the whole no carb thing. Maybe I'm just getting old and my metabolism is crashing. Whatever it be...I'm up for the challenge.

Don't place your bets on me though :)


Katy said...

Good luck with going no carbs! I don't think I could do it. Looking forward to reading about your journey!

Jessica said...

I'm slightly tempted to try this myself now that you've talked it up, but I might get cranky. I think it's good to try things like this, just to test yourself and see what you're capable of. If it doesn't work, no worries! :)

xx Jessica

Shellsea said...

I love butter especially on carbs. I'm sure you'll do fine with out them! Visiting from socal blog meetup and I mentioned you on my blog...

Anonymous said...

Oh man - I go through this very dilemma all the time. I could live off of bread and butter...and wine. But sometimes, I just want a little kick in the pants to get things going. Enter no carbs. The only way I've been able to do it successfully, is to limit carbs after lunch (aka snacks and dinner)otherwise breakfast would be soooo hard! I've also decided that liquid carbs (wine) don't count. Haha, oh well.