Happy and anxious to see Banting #LCHF menus more and more
Here’s hoping that easy access to delicious #LCHF restaurant menus increasingly on offer doesn’t lead to me gaining weight. Even after shedding my heft and maintaining for over a year, I still fear regaining the weight. Is eating #LCHF items at restaurants the slippery slope or will I be able to maintain my hard-won health and lightness?
I’ve started baking again and enjoying eating my cheese cake made without a crust and sweetened only with Xyletol although I fear I am re-educating myself to enjoy the sweet tastes it took me so long to stop craving. I know that I’m addicted to sugar and carb-rich foods so hope that I’m not treading dangerously.
I’ve read a bit about it – many feel that it is okay to use an artificial sweetener like Xyletol while others maintain it is best to avoid anything that even tastes sweet as the body responds “as if” to it. Perhaps there is the opportunity for me to find a balance, even though balance is something I know I’m not good at.
The challenge in maintaining is not to be so strict that I become miserable and unbearable but also not so relaxed that I get fat again. Every day I read about people who shed weight and put it back on. Please help me remain vigilant and focussed.