So, about a month or so ago my sweet friend Allie motivated me to start following some easy low-carb habits she's started. To tell you the truth, the low-carb thing isn't really that hard. It's been about 6 weeks and I've lost 6 pounds.... which I'm happy with! I try to keep really focused during the week and allow myself to cheat on the weekends. Before, cheating to me would mean eating anything and everything I wanted. Now, if I cheat with chips at lunch, I still eat my sandwhich with lettuce instead of bread.... making sure that not everything I put in my mouth is a "cheat"! At a Thunder watch-party I ate the toppings of the pizza without the crust. (I know, not exactly healthy, but it was better than eating the whole thing!)
Anyway, my friend has helped me find ways to substitute bad things in my diet for better choices. One of the best tips she gave me was to use half-n-half in my coffee instead of flavored creamers like Coffeemate. Looking at the nutritional labels, you might think the coffeemate isn't that much worse for you. But they trick you! The serving size for the coffeemate is 1 tablespoon, while the half-n-half serving size is 2 tablespoons! You can have twice the amount with half-n-half with still less of the bad stuff than coffeemate. I found this article that is very informative!