Wednesday, August 22, 2012


i have been thinking about lowering my carb intake for a while now.  i have read articles, i have bought cookbooks, i have done my research.  

i understand how lowering my carb intake can help keep my BG's closer to my range.

i understand the difference between carbs found in fruits and vegetables and those found in starchy things like breads, bagels, white rice, potatoes(of all types, including potato salad, french fries, chips) pasta, and of course fruit juices.

i have a confession to make.  

i love potatoes.  summer is all about potato salad, and baked potatoes with sour cream, chives, cheese and bacon bits!  potato chips of any kind are my "go-to" snack of choice.  oh fall.  i love fall.  fall means casseroles.  comfort food.  to me, nothing is more comforting that a pot of mashed potatoes or a steaming casserole dish full of scalloped potatoes. 

we have a wonderful little place in town called The Whistle Stop Cafe.  they make nothing but poutine.  any kind of poutine you can think of.  awesome poutine!

not to mention all the delicious pasta dishes that fall and winter bring.  think about it.  spaghetti, lasagna, mac and cheese, chicken alfredo. 


now, i know what these wonderful food items do to my blood sugars.  as delicious as these foods are, they are very bad for me.  they inevitably send my BG's skyrocketing for the most part.  i've tried doing combo boluses, i've tried upping my basals temporarily.  sometimes these tricks work, sometimes not.  

i have found some low carb ways of preparing these mouthwatering dishes,
and so today is the start of a new way of life.  

i am going to start trying to lower my carbs.  it's going to be like quitting smoking.  one day at a time.  i am not going to eliminate them completely. no cold turkey for me. but i will definitely cut down.

and so in honour of my new direction,  here is what i had for breakfast.

before you, we have a carb (and cholesterol) free red pepper and onion egg white omelet.  yes, those are hashbrowns, but notice there are only 2 and they have a total of 9gr of carbs.  compared to my usual english muffin(30gr) or my bagel(53gr), i think i'm off to a fabulous start!!

wish me luck! and i'll keep you posted.



  1. Yay Kim! Good for you. I feel SO much better now that I'm eating a lower carb diet. It's not necessarily easy but it's doable. I have given up potatoes completely and I used to be just like you. I found it easier to just not eat any since I'm no good at moderation when it comes to food I adore.

    Your breakfast looks yummy! Good luck and don't hesitate to holler if you need some encouragement.

  2. Yummy! I wish I could eat meat and chicken I would have totally tried a no carb diet.

  3. Good for you! Remember to take baby steps.

  4. I'm in the same process myself, Kim! You are off to a great start and you will see how much easier it gets as you find more recipies to make.

    Like you, I am a potato junkie too. I would be in heaven if they could invent a carb-less potato!

  5. That is definitely a fantastic start!!! I've been working on this too, and it's so hard because I love potatoes and other carby things too. One day at a time is a perfect way to do it, I think!!