I was a bit afraid of adding back all those simple carbs to my diet. I've read for so long, and agreed, that those things are not good for us. I had vilified those things in my mind to the point that I felt ashamed when I bought them. I felt as though I should explain to those around me why I was buying these things. I didn't and I ate them.
I've eaten toast with cooked apples on it for two days now, and loved it. I drank tea with sugar rather than agave nectar. The sugar sweetened tea didn't seem as sweet. In short, I've had more carbs both simple and complex (more fruit). in the last three days than I've had in I don't know when. And nothing happened; at least nothing bad has happened..
I haven't binged. I haven't wanted to binge. I haven't had any cravings. My mind has been on food a good bit, but it has been on the cost monetarily rather than the cost of it calorie or carb-wise. I eat what we have when it is time and I move on.
A few good things have happened for both of us. We've both lost weight. We've both noticed that our natural hunger has returned. When we have noticed rumblings, we have noted that it is time to eat. Neither one of us are obsessing over what we can eat. We're making the best choices we can with our food dollars and that is that.
We're just three days in so I'm trying not to celebrate too much too soon, but 65MD is talking about making this a way of life. I'm not opposed; I'm just waiting until more time passes and we have fuller information to make the call. So far, so good!