Not really the milk carton… The 2 liter soda bottle…
So if you haven’t seen, I’m doing the no/low carb thing. Really trying to keep the carb count low, maybe under 20 g of carbohydrates. Keeping carbohydrates this low supposedly helps induce ketosis where the body is primarily burning fat for energy.
I’m not counting the exact carbs of everything I eat but I’m trying to avoid all sugar, white flour (actually flour of any type), grains, starches, fruits and even high carb vegetables.
Along with this, I still have cravings for sugar from time to time. They’ve abated a good deal but they still come around.
The main way that I’ve been dealing with this is to drink some diet soda. Gives me a sweet kick but doesn’t give me any carbs. Now I know that diet soda may just be bad overall for you but I’m seeing it as the lesser of two evils for now.
2 Liter Is The Key
So the key – buy soda in 2 liter bottles. And drink right out of the bottle!
When I have anything smaller (12 oz. can, 16 oz. bottle, 24 oz. bottle, 32 oz. bottle), I can’t put it down. I always end up drinking the entire thing. While carb-wise, that is not a major issue, I’m also not desiring to drink an unlimited amount of diet soda.
The key is that if it’s in a 2 liter bottle, you don’t really have any intention of finishing it. I don’t know anybody that looks at a 2 liter of soda as a normal portion. So what do we typically do with a 2 liter bottle? We pour a glass of soda. Don’t do this either. If I pour a glass of soda, I’ll end up drinking the whole thing. And probably refill it too.
If I swig directly out of the 2 liter bottle, a couple swallows kills my sugar craving and then it is easy enough for me to screw the cap back on & stick it back in the refrigerator.
If you’re trying to avoid carbs or limit your calories and you still get cravings for sugar, give the 2 liter straight out of the bottle thing a whirl!