Recently a good friend asked me about my blog…which he lovingly referred to as “Waddling for Vodka”. Although joking, he wasn’t very far from the truth. I have not been so kind to my physical self. I had already made a deal with myself to get back on the treadmill and lose some weight and tone my muscles before boating season.
Boating Season in Indiana –Memorial Day Weekend until it’s too cold to swim any longer. 2016 lasted until Halloween.
So what have I been up to you ask? Eating. Drinking. Not Exercising.
It has been about a month and I have given up drinking wine on week nights! And I’ve been hiking, walking and running on that treadmill in the basement.
I have also been learning about counting Digestible Carbs and how to improve my overall eating habits much like someone with diabetes. Diabetics must maintain a steady blood sugar throughout the day to keep from spiking high and low. A lot of healthy eating research shows that diets low in fat, sugar and carbohydrates can promote steady blood sugar and reduce stress and promote weight loss.
So I’m giving it a shot…I am going to eat like a diabetic! A very strict Diabetic or Ketogenic Diet says no more than 30 grams of Digestible Carbs in a day. I just had a bowl of soup and a half cup of cottage cheese. That was 23 grams of digestible carbs. So not much left for the rest of the day. This isn’t going to be easy! But I am also not diabetic and am only trying this out to study it’s effects on someone like myself.
Digestible Carbs are Total Carbs Minus Fiber
1 Serving of Red Wine, or 5 oz., contains 3.8 grams of Carbohydrates which turn around and smack your butt and stomach full of sugar weight! If you drink the whole bottle, you’re consuming 19 grams of carbs for the day and you haven’t eaten a meal yet. This is why I gave up my wine habit. Goodbye Cabernet, Ciao Chianti, Adios Tempranillo!
Stay tuned…we will see how this goes.