August 31, 2011 by Heather

Yup, this thought process dies hard! 

I’m going about my day….I stop at Trader Joe’s and pick up some dates.  I get home and pop one into my mouth.  WOW!!!  They are fantastic!!!  (Yes, I’ve never had a date!!)  So I proceed to look at the label.  HOLY CRAP!!!!  It has how many carbs and grams of sugar?????  First reaction?  Spit it out!!!!!  I did not do this of course.  But I immediately went into freak out mode!  I’m going to get fat eating these was my first thought.  Ask my food accountability partner, I immediately texted her…”did you see how many grams of sugar these things have??” 

So I thought I was over my carb phobia.  Based on this reaction, I’d say I’m not!  BUT….I have been eating the dates all week whereas before I probably would have thrown them out.  I have been eating a plant based diet for the last month that has a lot more carbs than I am used to.  And going in my fear was gaining weight.  I have not gained weight, if anything I have lost.  So I guess I need to trust the process and not freak out.  But I will not lie, it is not easy!!!!!

Stay tuned…..

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