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Old 02-25-2013, 08:02 PM   #1
biancasteeplechase
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Surprisingly tempted by pie!

I promised my husband that he wouldn't have to give anything up when I went low-carb. Usually I cook LCHF meals for the two of us, but today I made him an apple pie - his favorite!

Usually I haven't had much trouble ignoring high-carb foods - I just haven't craved them since going low-carb. (I know that's not true for everyone; I'm grateful it's been true for me.) Tonight, though, that pie smelled really good. I could see the crust had turned out perfectly - flaky and crisp.

I did think that perhaps, when I'm at goal, I might plan for the occasional high-carb food. But I also stopped and thought that I hadn't planned for this, and I didn't want to be in the position of just reacting to what was around me.

So I had some herb tea with Sweet-n-Low, to have something sweet - and lost interest in the pie. (My backup plan was to brush my teeth - fortunately I didn't have to leave my guests downstairs while I ran up and grabbed a toothbrush!)

I do think I'll make some low-carb cheesecake tomorrow, if I'm still feeling the bite of the sweet tooth!
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:44 PM   #2
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What you might do if have some cooked apples with some apple pie spice, sweetener and cheddar cheese. Just a 1/2 cup or so, might satisfy you. I have a fruit every morning. Gjetost cheese or cheddar goes real well with cooked apples. I have also mixed the cooked apple into Greek yogurt for a breakfast meal.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:18 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip! I like cheese with apple pie - or, rather, I did when I was eating apple pie. This gives me one more reason to look forward to Greek yogurt when I'm ready to start climbing the carb ladder!
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:20 PM   #4
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Another suggestion... Get out of the house. Helps me. I go to the dollar store or something and usually am fine when I come back.
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