Friday, December 23, 2011
Since I reached my goal weight, I switched to maintaining rather than losing weight. My weight is now staying between 140 and 143 pounds. I have stopped measuring everything I eat. I only measure the olive oil that I use. Everything else I approximate to keep my portion size honest. I have given up eating nuts because they are a trigger food that causes me to overeat. Likewise, dried fruit is also off limits for me except for four prunes a day, which I enjoy and don't overeat.
I have switched from eating canned salmon to frozen salmon, which doesn't have all the salt and has a higher nutritional content. The high heat of the canning process destroys a lot of the vitamins. It also forms oxidized cholesterol, which may be harmful to your health. My thanks to CINDYTW for letting me know that you can get frozen salmon at Walmart for $5 for a one-pound package. It comes as individually wrapped four-ounce fillets. I am enjoying the frozen salmon so much that I don't expect to ever return to eating canned.
I am still following the Paleo Diet of Dr. Loren Cordain. This diet forbids grains, beans, dairy, potatoes and fatty meats. It is restrictive and challenging to eat this way, but my body loves it. I am eating no processed foods other than Vigo extra virgin olive oil, which is recommended for the healthy monounsaturated fat it contains. My diet consists of lots of fruits, vegetables, and lean meats.
Merry Christmas to all my SparkFriends!