Do you love comfort food in winter as much as I do? That pesky doctor of mine told me last week that I should cut back drastically on eating things like potatoes, mac and cheese, and bread. They are loaded with bad carbohydrates. There are good carbs and bad carbs. Things like the above pictured fried potatoes, white bread and sugar have bad carbs. Foods with good carbs are vegetables
and whole grains.
The cherry cobbler that is quick and easy to make and oh, so good topped with ice cream is a no-no. So is my beloved P.epsi and sweet iced tea.
You see, my blood sugar has been running a little too high and that means I need to get it under control with a better diet. My father had adult-onset diabetes and had to take insulin shots twice a day. I certainly don't want that to happen to me. But, I can tell you that someone who has always eaten pretty much what she wants to is going to have a very hard time giving up these favorite foods. All the favorite comfort foods I love seem to fall into the bad carb category. And, I'm the gal that loves to read recipe books like they are novels, for goodness sakes! This is not going to be easy. I'm just not that fond of celery and carrot sticks. Or unsweetened tea. I can drink coffee without sugar. That may become my beverage of choice.
Have you had to make some healthier choices in the eating department? And, if so, what did you find that you liked that was a good substitute for those favorite foods that are loaded with bad carbs?
I hope all of our blogging friends that live in the areas hit with snow storms are safe and warm this Monday.
Until next time...