by diamondsrock » Jun 2, 2008 This topic is pretty important to me right now. I've been reading a book called the Carbohydrate Addict's diet or something like that. It pretty much describes me to a T!! I crave carbs a lot, sweets, etc. Sometimes I write down what I eat and seriously, it's mostly carbs, and not good ones either. Also, DH has high triglycerides and has been told to limit his carbs for this reason. I don't want to go as extreme as Atkins - I've seen people on that and it doesn't look healthy or fun for that matter. We actually took a class in triglycerides and it focused mainly on carb reduction, but didn't give too many actual options for the carbs. Also, I'm curious about the term "carb bloat" - what causes this and is it only from refined carbs, like sugar, white flour, etc. or can you get it from whole grains as well? I notice a huge difference in the size of my stomach from the morning when I wake up (and look relatively lean) until the evening when sometimes I think I look pregnant! I do generally feel bloated a lot of the time. Any options for low carb snacks or quick breakfasts would be helpful. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!