Okay, so I do know what carbs are, and I can generally pick out the major ones: bread, pasta, rice, bread…
But past that I’m really at a loss. I realized over the course of yesterday that the concept of giving up carbs is much more complicated than previously considered. I’m having some concerns about this. Is it like going gluten free? Can I have bread-like products but only if they’re gluten free?
Or is it just all things that are carbohydrates get cut out? Because that includes some fruits and vegetables which would be all kinds of confusing. I just don’t know! It’s an issue.
When I told my mom I was giving up carbs for Lent she was like:
Mom: Carbs is a good thing to give up. I am not sure I could do it. Six weeks no pasta no bread.
Me: Yup. I’m not really sure what a carb is in this situation tho.
Mom: Oh, you better figure it out. You can set your own parameters.
Which was of course, very un-helpful. Though I suppose she just means I can just pick what main carbs to not eat? Again, I have no idea.
But I guess for now, I’ll stick with bread, pasta, beer and white rice (the biggies) until I can figure it out with more clarity.
I didn’t think this would be so hard when I decided to pick it to give up for Lent!!