Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Carb Creep

Dark chocolate and sweet potato fries are taking up too much of my diet--so much that I probably got up to about 70g of carb a day. That's probably too much carb to make ketones and too little glucose to feel energetic. Walk down the middle of the road, Margaret Thatcher said, and you get hit by the traffic from both sides.

This might be the reason I've been tired and my stomach is upset so often these days. (Upper GI problems were the original reason I started a low-carb diet.) I overslept by an hour this morning after forgetting to reset my alarm, even after nine hours' sleep and my dog trying to get me up. My dog is going on a stricter diet, too, since she's up to 70 pounds. She eats low-carb home cooking, but needs to eat less of it.

Bye-bye, balanced diet. I'm going to use pork rinds and emulsion sauce* instead of sweet potato fries as a vehicle for fat and salt. And no more denial about my chocolate habit.

I was good today--I had about 30g of carb--and my stomach, at least, feels a lot better.

*The emulsion sauce recipe by Niklaus Ekstedt in Scandinavian Classics calls for butter, eggs, lemon and salt. It's a good substitute for cream cheese.


Anonymous said...

Hi Lori, one of the reasons I feel better on LCHF is that it cures my digestive problems. Carbs cause so much uncomfortable bloating. Cocoa powder mixed with mascarpone/cream and an egg yolk (and a bit of rum??) might feed your chocolate craving - I make it in tiny pots and pour a bit of extra cream on top. Or chocolate soufflé omelette - cream cocoa powder with egg yolks, whisk egg whites, fold in, pour into large hot buttered skillet and fry.

Larcana said...

I've had some carb creep myself and was chastising myself for it last night..back to basics for me, as well. It's not that hard to get out of whack, nor back on track! ;)

tess said...

LOVE sweet potato fries, therefore i must not eat them. ;-) well, no more than once per month.

i've learned to like turnip fries, with the help of a spicy sprinkle before baking. chili powder (penzey's isn't as evil as the ones at the grocery) efficiently covers its sulphurous qualities....

Lori Miller said...

Thanks for all the comments. A la Carole's suggestion, I think I'll try some coconut flour crepes with chocolate flavored emulsion sauce (too much cheese makes my face break out). Tess, I'm glad you like turnip fries, but I'm not sure if I could learn to like turnips.