Yes! Lost 5 pounds in the past week and a half. As much as I LOVE sugar, I have to stay away from it because I have a serious sweet tooth!
I also took hubby’s advice and now add resistant carbs to meals (and eat fewer carbs in the morning and most carbs at night – so I can reset my cortisol rhythm). And I’ve only been eating “unlimited” foods for snacks.
My favorite unlimited foods are spaghetti squash with tomato, sweet onion, fresh basil, & garlic sauce that I simmer for an hour. Mmmmmm…….
*HINT: Make several batches at once because this is THE MOST filling snack ever! So good!
Preheat oven to 360
Cut ends off. Then cut the OPPOSITE of lengthwise. You want to end up with 5-6 “circles” about 1-1 1/2″ thick.
Remove the seeds from the center.
Place on parchment paper (or lightly oiled aluminum foil) and LIGHTLY spray with oil (avocado oil has a neutral flavor and can take high heat).
Bake for 1 hour. You can turn once at the 40 minute mark.
*You may want to double this if you like more sauce*
On medium-high heat, saute’ onions until they are transparent….about 3 minutes (stir frequently)
Add 3 cloves of garlic
Add 1/2 of a portion of finely chopped basil now – and add the other half at the end. (I probably had 3/4 cup un-chopped basil leaves)
Add 1 package of cherry/grape tomatoes (slice in quarters first).
Reduce to a simmer – and stir occasionally for 1 hour. This takes the acid out of the tomatoes and makes it naturally sweet so you don’t have to add sugar.
You can also throw some spinach in the last 3 minutes of cooking for additional veggies.