I don't know if you have noticed lately but I have been experimenting with eating a little over my sugar limit. Well at least I think I am compared to before.
I do love my berries and try to make sure to get some every day. In the beginning while I was losing I would only eat like 6-8 total black or raspberries at a time, because of the sugar content. I actually stayed away from as much food that contained sugar as possible. That was the key for me. That and staying away from all BAD and processed carbs.
Now I eat a tiny bit more of the HEALTHY sugars, I never ate blueberries or strawberries because of the sugar but I do all the time now.
I used to pick out cucumbers and tomatoes and carrots from salads and would only eat like 1 bite of them but now you see I eat much more of tomatoes and cucumbers - and maybe a bit of an occasional carrot.
I always ate a homemade sweet snack of some kind each day - but now I just have tons more recipes that fit into BFC and share with you.
I am telling you about this sugar thing just so you know I do eat a tiny bit different now. - but I will always eat this way. I will never go back to the way I ate before.
I have learned an important thing from being healthy now;
That's the difference between eating something fattening and eating Healthy Fats.
I always thought these things below were fattening - but they are HEALTHY FATS - not FATTENING
Healthy fats like;
Homemade butter, nut butters and coconut butter
bacon - but I like the flavor of turkey bacon
cheese - as long as you don't eat too much
eggs ARE good for you - I eat them all the time - in my opinion they got a bad rap
MEAT - Yes - I eat meat, even beef - just not every day. My preferred choice is turkey, chicken, tuna and fish and beef when I go out usually.
And I know this is not a fat - but I do love my healthy bread. YES I eat wheat and probably always will. It does not effect me and I see nothing wrong with eating wheat as long as its not every day - 3 times a day. Once a day or 2 is OK by me.
My favorite lately I buy at Sprouts is called; Alpine Valley 12 grain. Its chewy and very low on carbs-sugar and calories.
I have learned the Healthy-right way to eat now. I have maintained my weight by continuing to eat the way I did to get the weight off.
During times like this - when faced with a holiday where everyone is eating all the stuff that made me fat and they are all rubbing it in my face, I just use my 3-bite rule.
That means no sugary drinks, find some kind of meat and allowed veggies to eat where ever you are - and then take 1 food that you used to LOVE. Is that bread? or starch? or a sweet like me? and then you just eat 1-3 bites and walk away. This way you get to taste it.
I have no problem maintaining - This morning my weight was 148 and I am even on my monthly - UGH will this ever end? 54 is old enough - don't you think?
My lunch yesterday, 1/2 cucumber and 1 small tomato cut up, tuna, mayo, bacon bits, goat cheese - all mixed up and 2 strawberries.
Mandy is getting too comfy here. LOL
Later for desert I ate some rediwhip with a few blueberries and 1 strawberry cut up.
Breakfast was 2 Alpine Valley 12 grain toast with my homemade butters on top, eggs and berries.
Have a great 4th tomorrow.
This is PurpleRosy signing off...
Keep on BFC ' n :-)
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How to convert Sugar to Stevia
|Sugar||Liquid Stevia||Stevia Extract Powder||Concentrated Stevia|
|1 tsp||2-3 drops||n/a||4-6 drops|
|2 tsp||4-6 drops||n/a||8-12 drops|
|1 Tbsp||6-9 drops||n/a||1/8 tsp|
|1 cup||1 tsp||1/3 to 1/2 tsp||1 Tbsp|
|2 cup||2 tsp||2/3 - 1 tsp||2 Tbsp|