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Old 11-02-2013, 02:21 PM   #1
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I Really Hate Low Carb Diets

Some time ago SO decided that low carb was the only diet that worked for her. I tried to convince her that all she had to do was eat less, rather than turning her back on an entire category of foods.

The reason for the title of the thread is because it significantly impacts my menus for dinners. Just yesterday I was planning meals for next week and beyond. High on the list were things like pizza, lasagna, chicken and rice casserole, hash brown skillet, etc. Cross all that off now, too many carbs.

I have no problem eating meats and selected veggies for dinner. I can easily skip having potato/rice or just making one serving if it's a side dish. But when I have to eliminate entire recipes it really irks me because I crave them. And I crave them even more when I can't make them.

So she gave two days warning so she can have a last fling before she starts on Monday. Pizza tonight. Maybe Hungarian goulash over egg noodles tomorrow.

I guess I'd better make myself some desserts so my carb levels don't dip to dangerously low levels.

Rant over. Don't try to help. I just needed to get this off my chest.
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:24 PM   #2
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I would never try to help you Andy!

But I have to say, that would annoy the living crap out of me!

(Is crap an accepted word here?)
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:29 PM   #3
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I would never try to help you Andy!

But I have to say, that would annoy the living crap out of me!

(Is crap an accepted word here?)
Crap? You're asking about crap? It's OK with me.
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:57 PM   #4
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Crap? You're asking about crap? It's OK with me.
You're okay with crap? I tend not to be...
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:26 PM   #5
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Do you know what "diet" is? It's DIE with a T!

It's good you were warned, though. Good luck!

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Old 11-02-2013, 05:08 PM   #6
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Some time ago SO decided that low carb was the only diet that worked for her. I tried to convince her that all she had to do was eat less, rather than turning her back on an entire category of foods.

The reason for the title of the thread is because it significantly impacts my menus for dinners. Just yesterday I was planning meals for next week and beyond. High on the list were things like pizza, lasagna, chicken and rice casserole, hash brown skillet, etc. Cross all that off now, too many carbs.

I have no problem eating meats and selected veggies for dinner. I can easily skip having potato/rice or just making one serving if it's a side dish. But when I have to eliminate entire recipes it really irks me because I crave them. And I crave them even more when I can't make them.

So she gave two days warning so she can have a last fling before she starts on Monday. Pizza tonight. Maybe Hungarian goulash over egg noodles tomorrow.

I guess I'd better make myself some desserts so my carb levels don't dip to dangerously low levels.

Rant over. Don't try to help. I just needed to get this off my chest.
Andy,

You do have my sympathy's. Is it "THAT A-T" diet plan again?
My hubby informed me he wanted to get back on it. It would now be round 4. Like you I've gotten so tired of going without what my body needs to accommodate his. Going out of my way to do it. Too much time and energy. It's garbage! It seemed to me that it made him more moodier that usual. Cranky all the time. He was most likely starving from the lack of carbs.On one occasion he said "You went over my daily carb intake by 5!" Well you ate it knowing that.So what am I grounded now? Tomorrow it's going to be 20! Hoping I'd be grounded out of the kitchen completely.

I've told him he's on his own. I'm tired of the aggravation. If you want it make it yourself. Game over. Just go with it.

I took my bowl and went baking.

Munky.
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:37 PM   #7
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You're okay with crap? I tend not to be...
It's something we have to deal with (hopefully) every day. Besides, I was talking about the word, not the "stuff".
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:40 PM   #8
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I can't directly sympathize since my SO can eat 2 large pizzas for dinner and still be a model.... Grrrrr!

But I can indirectly sympathize because carbs aren't -- as a class -- the bad guy. And I'd go crazy without them.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:19 PM   #9
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Sorry Andy, I sympathize completely.

Makes as much sense as Shrek going on low carb, but calling me at work and asking me to pick up candy on the way home...
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:12 PM   #10
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You isnít asking advice and I ainít offering any. More salads and veggies for you. It forces you to chew more and talk less. Etiquette says donít talk with your mouth full.

Smile with your eyes. Subliminally sheíll eventually see German Chocolate Banana Cake with Ice Cream. For Breakfast. And be all over you.
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