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I got my own scale, finally, and have noticed some interesting trends. When I do eat too many carbs, even neutral ones, my weight can go up pretty fast. I've been taken out to eat twice this week, We went to PF Chang's both times, because I trust them with gluten free food more than most restaurants. I ordered rice noodles for my son, but I ended up eating too much of them, of course. He still doesn't eat much of anything. They probably had some wheat free tamari sauce in them. Soy may have a worse effect on me than I had assumed previously.
Well, the scale has let me know I can't do that anymore. As fast as my weight can go down, it can go up even faster. I'm a little constipated, to boot, and that doesn't help on the scale. I'm sure the noodles and soy contributed to that problem as well.
I'm starting to reevaluate my holiday strategy. I was thinking of making some gluten-free pie crusts, all compliant, but still I wonder if that's a bad idea anyway. Perhaps I will make this a lower carb thanksgiving. Let's see, turkey, salad, sweet potatoes or turnips, collards...what is realistic, I wonder. I just don't want to gain 10 pounds over the holidays. Of course, if I could be good all the rest of the time I'd be fine. I'll see how I do between now and then...then I'll decide how many treats I can allow myself.
Why do holidays have to be in the fall and winter? I tell you, I really love to stuff my face this time of year, and the holidays make that worse. That is one benefit to all the salads I've been eating...I can really stuff it in, a whole big plateful, and still be fine. I better make more of an effort to stay away from platefuls of noodles and such! I don't even miss grains when they aren't in front of me, so I'll keep them away from me.