Dieting is easy – said no one ever! After years of yo-yo dieting, I decided to enter a weight loss challenge for the first time last August. It started out as a low calorie, protein shake approach, but it quickly turned into a low carb eating plan. Not only have I managed to lose 42 lbs, but I’ve kept it off for almost a year now! Go me! Oh, and I might add that I WON the most inches lost part of that challenge!! A nice $162 in my pocket!! Woot woot!
I encourage any of you who are struggling with weight to give the low carb lifestyle (yes, lifestyle, because lets face it, diets don’t work; it MUST become a lifestyle to be successful) a try. You can enjoy most everything you love within time, and once you’ve become accustomed to what you can and can not eat, it’s pretty simple to follow forever!
On an aside, I know there have been tons of debate on the health aspect of low carb living, however, I’ve yet to come into any serious health issues, and for me, it’s what works! So with that, I bring to you a truly great low carb product…
Not only is the bread really tasty, but you can finally eat a sandwich! Each wrap is only 14 carbs, and if you cut it in half (which is plenty for a sandwich) it’s only 7 carbs. But what’s even better…with 3 grams of fiber, you can have half a wrap for only 4 net carbs! Compared to approximately 12 carbs for one slice of white bread, that’s HUGE! Us low carb eaters can finally eat a sandwich again!
You can let your imagination run wild with all of the endless recipes that are fit for a low carb lifestyle, but I happen to not only be on a “diet”, but have a frugal budget as well! So, I’m a fan of the packaged lunchmeats. Believe it or not, they can be a whole lot cheaper than deli meat, unless of course you find a great sale going on. I always stick to store brand, but this time I was able to grab Hillshire Farm turkey at a superior price thanks to new grocery sensation Bottom Dollar! I did splurge on some tasty salami from BJ’s Wholesale Club (where I also got the Lavash bread), and considering it’s freshness, it was worth it!
Slap on some spicy mustard, muenster cheese, fresh romaine lettuce, and a pickle, and you have a truly tasty, satisfying, low carb meal!