I love eating a low carb or no carb diet. Bread crumbs and corn tortillas are about as far as I go, unless I’m on vacation and someone is making me french toast or something next level up! And I’ll occasionally order a thin crust gluten free pizza from my local Italian spot after I see so many commercials for Pizza that I just can’t resist. I will have a kids size ice cream at Carvel—our local ice cream spot—when I get a craving for something sweet. And my husband makes the best homemade vanilla ice cream on the planet for holidays. I don’t put sugar in my coffee. I have no sweets in the house, not even chocolate. I do make cookies for guests and when my kids are home. And yes, I will have one or two! 🙂 But on a daily basis, it’s low carb / no carb for me.
It all goes back to my old days of being first diagnosed with celiac. I never had to watch a calorie in all of my 40 years so I didn’t know how to eat low cal, slow, or do portion control. I never paid attention to any of those things, or ever diet. I didn’t have much of an appetite—but when I did— was usually eating carbs which caused me to not absorb any calories or nutrients. Carbs with gluten were causing malabsorption. And what do you eat when you don’t feel so great? A piece of toast!
As soon as I was diagnosed, everything I ate caused me to gain weight very fast. I was always searching for the best possible gluten replacement for the things I loved—like english muffins or corn bread. I was now healthy and absorbing every calorie and nutrient, and everything was loaded with calories. This eventually caught up with me. Now that I understand how to eat for the celiac diet and eat mostly meats and veggies, I am strong and loaded with energy, and feel the best I have felt in a very long time.