I do not eat any grains. I drink water, unsweetened sunflower seed milk, unsweetened chocolate almond milk, unsweetened ice tea, and coffee (which I have managed to cut down on). On weekends if we're hanging out with neighbors, I will have the occasional Michelob Ultra 55 (2 carbs) or a drink with the yummy (no carbs/sugar) iced cake vodka.
That, in a nutshell, is how I have lost more than 20 pounds and have dropped two sizes.
A couple weeks back, we took the kids for ice cream. Ah, ice cream. It was hot and I was in the mood for some chocolate almond custard. Knowing how sugar makes me feel, I didn't give into temptation.
Why? Because I had been tinkering around in the kitchen and created a delicious chocolate almond frozen treat with my whey protein powder.