24 November 2011

give carbs a chance


That's all I am sayin'...
Give  peas  carbs a chance.

I am not a carb hater... they just don't 
especially love me!  Well, some more than others.

Berries and cream. Mmmm.
8 or 9 net carbs. And only 4 grams of fructose
for a whole cup of them! Atkins approved.

I do much better with proteins and fats...
which ARE essential... 
than with carbs, which are NOT essential.
We like them, sure - but not one single carb 
is an essential part of any human diet.
[Except that they can be protein sparing.]

Having said that, I do have carbs from time to time.
And not just the salad kind.
But the good old fashioned starchy kind!
I have some kind of veggie almost every day.

I put this lovely Butternut Squash
 in the Cast Iron Dutch Oven with a spoonful of
tallow that I made the other day. Cooked it on LO
for a few hours... like an oven!
Turned it half way through the process.

It was pretty good!

Mixed with cinnamon and butter!
MMM....mmmm..

"Let us sing a song of veggies. 
Such beautiful, health-enhancing, varied foods."
Robert C Atkins

Atkins said that? 
Yep. Atkins said that.

8 comments:

  1. Dr Atkins and I are in good company then!

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  2. I'm trying to eat fewer carbs, but they're everywhere! I'm getting rid of the high carb starches and going for the veggie starches! Keeps my blood sugar under control!

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving Anne, you are always inspiring.

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  4. I've been on a curry kick lately. Any winter squash is good mashed and mixed with cream and curry powder and a bit of salt.

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  5. That squash looks lovely. Needing to get back on the low carb wagon after yesterday. Focusing on protein today.

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  6. hahahahah a couple of years later... Paleo is not for me!!! I like it, but it does not like me! I am going t stay in Phase 1 or 2 for a bit longer... and watch out for the so-called safe starches! The only safe starches for me are the ones I do not eat!

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