Slow Carb Challenge

During the month of January I’ve been really trying to eat better.  I cut out sugar and all carbs.  Well that lasted about 7 days!  Then I added some carbs back in 🙂  Mostly, beans, nuts and legumes.  I started doing the Slow Carb Challenge through Ashley Benson Fitness.  It’s been great!  It’s been hard too, but great!

It’s a 6 week commitment; and believe me, it’s been great remembering that it’s a commitment at times.  I’m in week 3 right now and let me tell you …



I’ve lost some lbs. and about 1/2 an inch!  yay!  You won’t be able to tell if we run into each other, but I can tell and I feel really great.  And, I don’t drink coffee anymore, or at least for the past week! (I can’t seem to enjoy it without sweet flavored creamers, so I just quit drinking it!)

Have I ever told you I get hungry often?  like really often?  Even if I fill up really well at a meal, give me about 1-1.5 hours and I’m hungry!  It’s crazy.  I guess that’s a fast metabolism? Not sure.  Either way, that leaves me cooking, snacking and eating a lot.  Snacks are really hard for me.  Before The Slow Carb Challenge, snacks usually involve some sort of carb, give-me-that-full-feeling, sort of food.  It did make me feel full, but didn’t do my body any good … weight-wise or nutrient-wise.    I’ve had to be really creative, and honestly, put in some time, to making healthy snacks that I enjoy.

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be blogging about my experiences with The Slow Carb Challenge: snacks I’ve learned to love, interesting dinners I’ve made, and things God is teaching me regarding eating.  I hope you enjoy it!

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Virginia
    Jan 24, 2013 @ 10:25:00

    I am excited to hear all about it. You know I love stuff like this (well, like hearing about it more than actually doing it:))


  2. Ashley Benson
    Jan 25, 2013 @ 12:56:42

    This is AWESOME!!! Keep blogging and encouraging others with your experience!!!


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