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"I choose Me, not cake" I love it. I so relate to everything you said Clarice!


Good suggestions!
I am a carb addict, I know it; but not sure I can release it. Yes, I am an addict.


So proud of you for making tough choices. Try not to think of it as no carbs...try to think of it as processed...maybe that will help. Love you, Dianntha

Linda Colantino

I'm really impressed with your diligence Clarice. I was doing so well until my trip. I need to get back on track. As one of your readers said, it is hard.
Miss you all...


Thank you for the lovely ideas. With my husbands diet restrictions, I was missing pasta. And I know that I maintain/loose weight when I avoid the carbs. Great ideas for adding more veggies to our meals. Thank you.


I'm so proud of you for choosing YOU instead of cake. I'm like you in that I love cake and bread and pasta and all that stuff, but I have found that I don't need it, or at least I can do with much less of it than I used to.

For side dishes to go with our meats, I like to do skillet veggies. In olive oil I saute whatever I have fresh: zucchini, onions, peppers, carrots, snow peas, broccoli, garlic and such (any mixture), and then I throw in a tomato or two (or canned tomatoes) and lastly melt some good cheese over that. I really do love spaghetti squash sauteed with butter and garlic and S&P and maybe some Parmesan. We do eat lots of salads and I find I especially like mine with a drizzle of good olive oil, S&P and sliced olives or avocado.

We do still have an occasional dessert or sometimes I make a whole grain loaf of bread. I like to slice it and then store it in the freezer so I can use a slice for toast now and then instead of feeling like I must eat a whole loaf before it spoils. I also like to make dessert and invite the kids over so there is nothing left over!

Keep up the good fight!


What a wonderful post, Clarice. I learned so much about you and carb diet restrictions and balance.

I have seen a few recipes on Pinterest that includes cauliflower as a substitute for mashed potatoes. People rave about it! Lettuce does seem to work for many sandwich lovers too.

I love your comparisons and that note on the bottom about classmates, lol...It seems you have a positive attitude and that's a wonderful thing:)

Thank you so much for sharing, Clarice...


I like putting my veggies and cold meat into a big leaf of lettuce and rolling it up - a lettuce wrap instead of a tortilla wrap.

Cauliflower is also a great base for saucy meals - I use it instead of pasta.

I'll be checking out the almond flour biscuits. Good luck on your eating transition. It's hard.


Yes mom, I put the biscuits on a baking sheet, then when frozen I transfer them to a zip-lock baggie xox Clarice


Thanks for the recipes. How do you freeze the biscuits? On a baking sheet?

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