Per the Song of Soloman 2:15, it’s the little foxes that spoil the vine. This is one of those priceless analogies that can apply to loads of situations, especially those involving food!
Since being diagnosed with diabetes a few years ago, I was slow to make changes in my diet, especially in keeping my carb intake within healthy parameters.
This year, while going through cancer treatment, it became a priority. Since then, things have turned around, and my health has been steadily improving, especially with my sugar levels, blood pressure, eyesight and weight.
Lots of us have at least a small list of things we really love in our regular diet that are hard to part with when trying to decrease our carbohydrate intake. And, it was that list that kept wrecking me for ages, keeping me from achieving a healthy weight, healthy sugar levels and overall better health.
Then, something happened that made an awesome difference, and tah-dah! I’m able to pretty much, have my cake and eat it too!
Just a couple of my small stumbling blocks were all fluid related. I love decadent coffee, soda and flavored waters. Doesn’t sound like much, but if you drink a lot, the carbs these contain can add to to nearly an entire day’s allotment, not even including regular foods.
And so, in the last year, new keto-friendly items became available allowing me to send away some little foxes.
Now we have organic, alternative sweeteners that taste great but have little to no calories or carbs.
I’ve changed the ingredients for my coffee to sugar-free, non-dairy creamer. It comes in various flavors, tastes terrific and has only 15 calories per serving. Since I like it strong, but sweet, I add a teaspoon (or two) of monk fruit sugar to it, yet it has zero calories-zero carbs per serving.
I’ve begun using Mio water-enchancer, which comes in a variety of delicious flavors and has zero calories and carbs per serving.
These are a few small exchanges I’ve made over the last year. In the doing, I’m 70 pounds lighter, my eyesight has improved. My sugars and blood pressure are more stable and in a healthy range.
If you’re on the road to recovery and having trouble eliminating unhealthy items from your diet, maybe start with some small exchanges and go from there.
We don’t always have to give up our fav foods. Sometimes they can be tweaked into being good for us, with the same great taste we love, minus the harmful, excess carbs.
Thanks for your visit today! I hope you’ve found the content helpful and encouraging, and that you'll consider sharing it with anyone you know who might be carb-challenged.
‘Til next time,
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