Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Very Lean Protein Options
Top of the Pyramid, not the best or first choice, but if it's turkey you want, then make sure it's lean (using the fat formula will tell you just how lean) White chicken, fish (remembering not all fish is low fat)---CHECK CHECK CHECK! and the old high-protein, lean egg whites. There are leaner sources of protein aside from red meats, and beef. There is no such thing as lean beef. It's a contradiction in terms. Beef is high fat, low volume, saturated-fat food no mater how the beef industry wants us to see it. Pork--the other white meat yeah right! There is no way around it even with the millions spent on advertising. It's high fat food. PERIOD! If it's meat we want these should be our lean protein options but remember MR BEAN is stronger, better, and leaner and WILL cause you less stress.
Well, what do you think? Gotta love it right? It's so simple if you stop and think about it. Don't go nuts and wipe out the pantry and cabinets You don't need to fill your hose with glass jars and legumes. Just begin to incorporate some of these better foods into your daily eating so that you have less to think about. There isn't much fat calculating to be done with beans grains or veggies either. So it's easy to learn how to prepare these foods according to your family's tastes and lifestyle and simply start including them.
What can we do with grains and beans? It's endless...soups casseroles salads loafs patties the list goes on. Susan makes a lentil loaf she swears is to die for LOL To quote "Even the best meat and potatoes guy wouldn't know it's the best meat loaf and gravy he ever tasted."
Make it put it front of him fib a little he'll never know the difference." The whole family will get leaner and heatheir.
Whole grains, Long grain rice, wild rice Millet, rolled oats, polenta, quinoa, short grain brown rice, These are the foundations of eating. Whole grains with your beans and veggies give us the nutrients for our bodies to be well. They supply our bodies with the highest quality fuel our bodies can get; low in fat, high in complex carbs and protein and lots of fibre! That's it that's just the beginning of how to change the way we look and feel. The easiest, fastest way to change your body is to eat the highest quality, lowest fat highest volume foods. ANd you can't get better than whole grains!
Start to become familiar with these foods There is nothing to be apprehensive about if you can pull together that thanksgiving dinner and have everything come out on time and taste good you can certainly put together a rice dish--using real rice not the artificial whit refined junk that comes in a box.
Add a grain dish to your broiled chicken dinner. THrow in a grain here and there and watch what starts happening to your body!
There are millions of good wholegrain cookbooks on the market--grab one. BUT if the rice recipes are loaded with milk and butter? LEAVE it on the shelf where you found it! Bean recipes are a dime a dozen play around with them be creative eat and enjoy!
I promise you these foods WILL give you the proteins minerals vitamins fibre that your body needs and will help make it far easier for you to stay lean, strong and healthy.
The AMA may not be readyt o admit the connection between what we put in our mouths is the reason for the way we look and feel but I know I'm ready to make the connection and make those changes otherwise I am killing myself slowly and painfully eating the other way; high fat low volume poor quality foods. And I know that there isn't a person out there that doesn't want to change and improve the way they look and feel and increase the quality of their lives right along with me!
I am shocked every day at how the smallest of changes in my eating do to my life. I know you would too Try it! I Tell'em Susan sent me! Good health to you!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Food? Yes Food!
High volume high quality low fat food! Let's eat until our hearts content and lose weight!!
You heard me I said eat and really eat and lose lose lose!
Ok Call me big hearted, Condsiderate, just plain ole' "nice guy" but I now have a high volume, high quality, low fat, balanced, perfectly healthy versatile inexpensive way to eat that works with my body that is going to get me healthy and keep me lean! And here I am sharing it with you!
Here's the Susan Angle! (and mine too)
Let's start with WHOLE GRAINS
So we want high volume, high quality, low fat food (can't say that enough)we're interested in we start with whole grains!
Constipation? Eat 10 cups of brown rice and see what happens NO Not all at once LOL but you can definitely throw out the ex-lax!
Whole grains are the greatest source of complex carbs, filling--and did I say versatile? Cook them up, put them in the fridge, rush home after work and warm up some sauce, throw in the rice; instant dinner!
If you want protein without the saturated fat(of course we do!) EAT BEANS. Beans, beans, good for the heart, the more you eat themore you...I know, gas! LOL Soak 'em don't worry about the gas--your body will figure it out in time. Our bodies are adjustable to change.
And you can absolutley eat enough protein and build strong bones and muscles without the saturated fat! Just eat a vegetable, a legume with a whole grain together in a day and you'll have had enough protein for the day without the fat, hormones, feces and other junk tha comes with eating a meat. So don't worry about not getting enough protein inyour diet. Meat is not the only source! Just begin to include these fabulous foods in your daily diet for higher quality calories, lower fat,....and lots of gas LOL
We all know veggies. Way back in the first diet days right? These were THE things we were told to eat and carry with you to satisfy our hunger. yeah... the bag of celery and carrot sticks does a lot of good when we've been running around all day expending energy! We're going to be RAVENOUS!
THen there's the midday salad option the only option we were given. Oh boy wasn't that satisfying!
Yes veggies are good and good for snacking but a bowl of veggies does not a complete meal make!
Include veggies in your rice, in your pasta salad, on a sandwich as a side dish; steam 'em broil 'em bake 'em blend 'em! Do whatever youlike to them but the midday salad as a meal is OUTTA HERE!
Eat some once in awhile or as often as you like but whatever you do do not expect it to last as an energy source for more than a couple of hours. Sugar is quick to burn off and an apple by itself is not the most filling thing. But include fruit with your oatmeal, cereal or with whatever you chose to have for breakfast and you'll be better for it.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY!
Still hot humid and sunny here ARG! Trying to get things done in the coolest part of the day this morning including my cardio and resistance training!
I usually cut grass Saturday mornings but it's been so dry without the rain that there is no grass to speak of to be cut.
CHECK IT OUT! CHECK IT OUT! CHECK IT OUT!
I can't beleive what I wAs able to accomplish yesterday! Usually when I get on my iron horse I can do a limit of 100 reps. Yesterday I changed my routine and was able to do 300! I'd do 50 take a 60 second rest and do another 50! Going to do the same today and see if I can increase it. This iron horse is a complete body workout! And you know what I'm not even one bit sore this morning either!
And I even got some writing in!
After I'd done all of that it was too hot to do anything else so I put the time to very good use!
And I already have my meal plan in place and at the end of the day my fat intake is only (drumroll please!) 13% The rest of the day this body can burn all the prestored fat it wants to! I'm getting rid of this fat!
So I'm going to go and run my couple of Saturday errands by then I should be hungry enough to have some breakfast. After that I'll do my cardio and resistance training. Then the rest of the day is going to be spent in front of the AC writing
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