Friday, February 01, 2013
My family's off the veggie fast that is... didn't last 7 days. The good news? Last night my 19 y.o. stepdaughter asked me if the fried rice at the Chinese restaurant was the same as brown rice. It is brown, after all. She read the book I left for her-- Joy Bauer's Food Cures and was thinking about eating healthier. Instead of sesame chicken with fried rice, she ordered steamed chicken and veggies and I got steamed veggies with dumpling sauce on the side and we split the orders with no rice.
We learned that carbs are not just bread, potatoes and rice-- and we don't need so many servings a day, that veggies can taste good and have more variety than you'd think, that incorporating all the food groups is tastier than relying on one, that sometimes going to extremes can kick you back on track-- but we don't like it for long! I think we are all still going to struggle with our addiction to sweets, but as we get a bit of success, hopefully we will realize that we can't give in quite so often to temptation.
Family weigh in is Monday... I'll keep you posted with the results.
Oh and who has strategies for not eating at night?