My Low Carb Crutches

by Tiffany
(Deliciously Thin)

July 31, 2010

I have a confession this time...

I use coffee (with cream) and sunflower seeds in the shell as a crutch! (yes sometimes both at the same time)

Hungry...cup of coffee fixes that, when I really don't feel like eating. I love my coffee! I have a grind and brew coffee maker, and it's heaven! Seriously, nothing beats fresh ground coffee. I can't even drink that crap that comes from a convenience store anymore.

Bored...a bag of sunflower seed in the shells will keep my mouth busy for HOURS! It satisfies that need to snack on something. It's GREAT to take to the movie theaters (not that I ever get to go) but it will keep your hands out of the popcorn.

And look, the entire bag of sunflower seeds has 5 carbohydrates, 2 of which are from fiber, so 3 grams of effective carbohydrate count if you subtract the fiber (which I do.) Even if you don't - it's still a carb bargain.

Notice something else...ingredients = Sunflower seeds, salt. That's it! No preservatives, nothing funky! Yea!

So there you have it, my secret low carb crutches.

What are yours? Do you have something(s) you lean on to help you stay on track and to keep you from eating things you shouldn't? Or do you have an iron will and have no crutches at all? Drop me a line and let me know. I'd love to hear about it!

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