Friday, April 10, 2015

I Can't Give up my Carbs!

If you're having trouble feeling well on a low-carb diet, read a book like The New Atkins for a New You or The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living to do some troubleshooting. Eat some fat and salt, avoid polyunsaturated fat, and take a magnesium pill in the meantime.

If you're having trouble finding low-carb food, stock your home with it, take it with you for lunch, and don't leave the house hungry unless you know for a fact that there's low carb food where you're going.

If you don't know how to prepare low-carb food, get a recipe book by Dana Carpender.

But if it's just too yummy or if everybody else is eating it or you deserve a treat or it reminds you of happier times or all the experts still don't agree...

You can make all the excuses you want, but you're the one who decided how to live your life. -Mugen, Samurai Champloo

There's something sexy about defiant people who face reality with courage and skill instead of delusions and excuses. And who says there's nothing good on TV? Image from


Lowcarb team member said...

Love the quote you've used here "You can make all the excuses you want, but you're the one who decided how to live your life. -Mugen, Samurai Champloo"

With it almost here - have a great weekend

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Lori - I've just seen this thought and thought I'd share it:-

" In this modern time, we all try to add years to life instead of adding life to the years we have. Don't hesitate to make changes in your life in order to live life to the fullest!"
Written in 2008 by Koik Boon Tatt

Like that .......

All the best Jan

Larcana said...

So true! I hear this all the time...BUT BUT BUT!
I stop talking to these people. They still look at me and sigh I wish I had your willpower. It ain't willpower baby it's preparation and planning.

Lori Miller said...

I like both quotes about adding life to your years and preparation and planning. Both true!

tess said...


I euphemism'd because i'm tired of getting in trouble for being forthright.... ;-)

having just finished rereading Strong Medicine, i'm in one of those "just do it" moods, with impatience for those who WON'T
commit to doing what they know they should. as you say, they make excuses right-and-left, and nothing gets accomplished.

Lori Miller said...

It's tiring being around people make excuses and say they can't when they mean they won't. But just watching people "just do it" is satisfying.