Giving Up Carbs and Sugar on Keto
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a video just like this one. Today, we’re
going to talk about giving up carbs and
sugar. The biggest fear I had before
starting keto was giving up my beloved
carbs and sugar.
I loved cereal. I loved bagels. I loved all
kinds of bready stuff. Pasta. SPKs.. well yeah,
Sour Patch Kids were good, they were just
basically straight sugar. Chips, potatoes,
potato chips, even like, bananas — out the
window. So what do I eat instead? Well,
everyone deals with carb cravings,
especially in the first few days of
starting keto, and the way I tackled it
was I thought, if I want a food badly
enough, there’s probably something on the
internet I could find that would give me
a low-carb-friendly version of the thing
that I really wanted, and it just came
down to whether or not the effort and
cost that went into preparing that
substitute was worth the trouble.
So, I really love pizza, and I though,t you
know what? I’m going to try to make
myself a low-carb pizza. I experimented
for a little while. I did a cauliflower
crust, I did a crushed pork rinds crust, I
did an almond flour crust. I liked all of
them — almond flour crust being my
definite favorite. For me boiled down to
like, just changing my habits. Every night,
I used to have a bowl of cereal… or five.
They were just comfort food that Iwould
sit and eat while I was watching TV. Now, every morning before I go to work, I make a
double-batch of sugar-free Jell-o, and
suck the whole thing down that night.
It’s completely keto-friendly. it
satisfies me, and I’m not taking in any
carbs. There are other changes I made, too.
It was, you know, getting Halo Top instead
of Ben & Jerry’s, or using coconut
flour in my pancakes instead of normal
flour, Quest bars instead of Clif bars.
And after a little while of sticking to it and
adhering to not
having carbs, those cravings, honestly, just
kind of faded away. I don’t think about
chips. I don’t think about bagels.
I don’t think about bread like I used to.
I just don’t want them anymore, and I
think that the biggest hurdle
that people face when they’re starting
is, “I could never live without my bread. I
could never live without my pasta.” But if
you stick with it through that first
week, which is tough, those cravings
really do die away pretty quickly. Even
though I’m giving up these carbs,
carby things that I love, and that I didn’t
think I could live without, the new items
that I have, the new things that I’m
eating now, that I’ve introduced into my diet
that I never really had much of before,
like avocados, and steaks, and eggs, and cheese —
all that stuff is delicious and filling.
If I have those things, I’m not hungry
again thirty minutes later. So that’s
going to do it for this video. I would
love, love, love to hear from you guys in
the comments, so if you have anything to
add — What did you do when you first
started? What foods do you miss the most?
What foods did you think you would miss
that you don’t? What’s your new favorite
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