Note to self: “high protein” does not automatically mean “low carb.”
I figured if I was going to eat high-protein, that I should cut back my carb intake. (Hey, it made sense in my HEAD, ok?) So I did.
Turns out, I ALREADY don’t eat that many carbs. I’m not a big fruit eater (I know, I know – but my doctor was ok with it, because I eat a metric TON of vegetables), and I don’t eat much bread, either. I sometimes eat a protein bagel with my eggs in the morning, and maybe 2 or 3 crackers or a piece of dark chocolate in the mid-afternoon. Other than that? Whatever is in the vegetables.
So when I cut back, it took my carb intake down to under 80 grams that day. That’s LOW. Like, Atkins-low.
And I paid the price. By the time I got home, I couldn’t even FOCUS. I inhaled every blood-sugar-spiker I could get my hands on: crackers, bread, cookies, alcohol, those mini-candies I keep in my freezer for emergencies, that freezer-burned 1/4-inch of ice cream in the back of the fridge, EVERYTHING.
So I had a bagel this morning (a protein/fiber bagel, but a bagel nonetheless), and a couple of crackers with some cheese just now. No idea what I’ll eat for dinner, but I’m reasonable sure I’ll have a piece of whole grain toast or something.
Because last night was WEIRD. I haven’t felt that out of control in a long time. Yeesh.