Why Would I Ever Go Off Low-Carb?

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Well, I’d go off low-carb for the same reason you and a ton of other people do.  And the fact is I’ve done it a couple of times in my 18 months of low-carbing.  Now before you go thinkin’ I’ve fallen off the wagon and turned anti-LC, you can forget it!  I’m a diehard LC adherent but just like you I get some thought out of nowhere one day and decide to try “just one bite” of something that is “off-plan”.  You know all too well what I’m talking about, but neither of us understand the reasoning behind such impulsive, whirlwind like decisions.  Problem is, we never stop with “just one bite”!  We end up staying with the “off-plan” foods much longer than we planned and find ourselves trying to pull ourself out of our self-induced departure.  But, I digress, for I don’t have the answer why us humans err, for if I did I’d be rich and famous….but I’m not….so there you go!

Anyhoo, I found this wonderful blog post by low-carb author, doctor and blogger Dr. Michael Eades entitled, “Low-Carb Battles in Your Brain,” when I got up this morning.  It is an outstanding piece, as is always the case with Dr. Eades and I highly recommend you click over there and read it, or at least bookmark it so you can read it when you have more time.  I won’t steal his thunder, but I just knew I didn’t want any of my LC friends to miss out on this outstanding piece that gives us a little better insight into the science behind falling off the wagon!  Enjoy!

There Really is Life Without Donuts!

Ron, aka The Former Donut Junkie

Diet Etiquette — Part 2 — I’m Hearing Voices, and I Think It’s My Food!

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I recently started to blog about what I call “Diet Etiquette”, a subject very rarely ever discussed.  I got derailed with my work load and just now got back to blogging so here’s my second part to this interesting subject.  And yeah, this could easily be subtitled, “How To Do Low-Carb Without Becoming a Social Outcast.”  Because that’s what ‘diet etiquette’ is all about.

No matter what the occsion for getting people together, you can bet food is nearly always going to be a big part of the event.  However, when you think about it, it’s not really about celebrating the food…it’s about celebrating friends and family.  So don’t make such a big deal out of the food in the future, because when you do the people you’re around will make a big deal out of you!  Whining and complaining about the food, for any reason, will not only draw attention to you, it will automatically get you labeled a party-pooper, a kill-joy, a fanatic or even worse.  Focus on having fun with your friends and family and I guarantee you’ll have tons more fun than if you focus on the food alone.

Remember, having our focus on food is what caused us to gain our excess pounds to begin with.  Just think about all the times you were hard pressed to attentively listen to someone’s conversation with you simply because you could not break your focus and fascination with the food long enough to really and truly hear what they were saying to you.  Food cannot be the centerpiece of any serious, lasting relationship, be it friends, family or even co-workers.

It’s amazing what we can discover about others, as well as the heights a relationship can reach when we learn to look straight into the eyes of the person we are talking to instead of listening to the food that is talking to us.  And you thought low-carb was only a weight loss diet?  Hardly!  Low-carb done right will also improve your relationships and social life.

Diet Etiquette — Part 1 — Introduction

There Really is Life Without Donuts!

Ron, aka The Former Donut Junkie