I Count Carbs… not Calories

Yes, I eat butter, bacon, eggs, cream and lots more yummo food to me. I get to eat the food I LOVE for a change! Foods that my body was craving… and for a reason! Now I do stray off of it sometimes, to be perfectly transparent with you. I am not a celiac so I will eat gluten sometimes in moderation, but I try to stay under 30 Net Carbs per day. (To figure that out you get the Carb Count – Fiber Count= Net Carb)   Okay, if your heads swims when it comes to mathematics, I just keep under 25 carbs per meal and I will most likely be fine. To sum it up easily: We are Carb Counters, not Calorie Counters.  It is so freeing too.

We have switched to using more Almond Flour, Coconut Flour, Flaxseed Meal and Xanthan Gum for thickening. We avoid Rice and rice flour because it shoots our blood glucose up to the high heavens. In our family of 6, we have two Type 2 and one Type 1 Diabetics. So food planning can be quite tricky sometimes. Then when you mix in food allergies, likes and dislikes, and a little lupus… well, at times it leaves me scratching my head when trying to convert recipes.

Some of us also have auto-immune thyroid issues. Three have Hashimoto’s and two have both Hashimoto’s and Graves. Yes. Wow. So we watch on the soy, unsaturated oils and gluten consumption for those as well.

Now that our eating is so much healthier, next I get to work on building muscle again. Yes, that makes me sigh too. It will be lots of work, but if I increase my muscle mass that I lost from the downtime from the arm surgery, it will help my body work correctly. I have a treadmill and an incumbent bike. I cannot do lots of cardio due to the Bilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis (from hence forward we will call it the ‘Throat Thingy” haha) but I can walk on the treadmill and do some toning and isometrics with at least my left arm too. Please, please pray for me as I start this up again. (approved by doc). I need to be in shape for my reverse shoulder replacement in the Fall.

When I post recipes soon, please know that I have tested and sampled these recipes over and over. Some of the first batches were not consumption worthy. But I kept trying and have some really good ones now. I will try to input my Recipe Page this coming week for you who are interested. (Let me know in the comments!!)



Romans 12:1-2 (Message Bible) [Place Your Life Before God]

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life – and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants form you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”

Thank you Lord for my journey so far. I know that I can be quite headstrong. Please Holy Spirit, I will try to listen closer for that still small voice that has in the past resonated so loudly within me. Help me as I strengthen this temple that you have given me, so that I can effectively be a living witness all the days of my life. Amen.

Signed…. Christine

A Muse of the Remnant