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!!!!!