Saturday, August 28, 2010

Day 18 of going low carb - cravings gone!

Captain's Log, Stardate 08.28.2010

So remember yesterday I said I’d increase my carbs a little and see how I felt? Well, I gave in to a craving and had too much quinoa (which isn’t that bad, if I’m going to overdo, it might as well be quinoa, which is pretty good for you). I overshot my new carb range by about 50 grams.

Well then today, I have NO carb cravings. ZERO. Zilch. Nada. It’s like it magically disappeared.

This makes me very happy for numerous reasons. One, I’m not contemplating stealing Captain Caffeine’s breakfast muffin. Two, maybe my carb cravings the past few days really were because my body needed more carbs because of my running. Three, in listening to my body rather than distrusting it (since it’s never been entirely trustworthy before) it doesn’t look like I harmed myself or my nutrient program.

And today, I ate within my calorie and my carb range! Hooray!

The things that make me happy these days ...

Captain Caffeine is happier since I’m not moaning and whining to him about how I would kill for a bowl of pasta. He’s been on the point of killing me the past few days. Cranky Camy = Cranky Captain, I guess. :)


  1. Good for you, Camy. I've found that when I go too low on carbs, not counting the times when I do a 2-week no carb regimen, I start to crave them too. Usually "a little dab will do ya" I find. Just a small amount.

    There's seems to be some optimal carb level that's specific to each individual but I haven't figured that part out yet.

  2. Thanks for telling me that, Patricia! I'm glad it's not just me. I think you're right and there's some optimal level for each person.