In the wake of my cholesterol concern of a couple weeks back, I did a pretty hefty examination of my diet compared to current nutrition trends. Not a bad comparison except for ditching a few snack indulgences but the dark chocolate stays. I’ve taken to making my own granola, stocked-up on edamame, packed the fridge with vanilla yogurt...protein powder, almonds, peanut butter...apples, oranges, raspberries...whole grain anything. I haven’t bought Tostitos, ice cream or pizza since the cholesterol news arrived.
I look at fries and bratwurst with a jaundiced eye.
The gradual switch from a high carb diet to one that’s more in balance has been underway for me for the past eight months or so. But, I’m finding I don’t snack as much throughout the day now that I’m eating more protein. And, my sweet tooth is more easily overwhelmed these days. I tend to be happy with some yogurt and fruit or granola for dessert.
BUT I tried to hop off the wagon. After a recent Sunday ride we went for a midday meal. Starving. I’ve been craving bacon for weeks and figured I could indulge since I’d just finished a ride. I ordered a BLT. White toast. Kettle chips. And I was planning to like it.
Only, I didn’t so much.
I jealously eyed my neighbor’s carrot and celery sticks he’d opted for instead of chips.
And, he had whole grain bread with his turkey.