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dinner with Ken

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Ken ran a restaurant for years. He loves to cook and is gooood at it. He cooks to reduce stress. "I was so mad I had to make a .......". I told him I have never been that mad. We have been friends for years. We raised kids together, but at different places. When we go visit Ken and his wife we bring wine and he cooks. I estimated I ate approx 3000 calories yesterday. No way I could exercise that much even though I almost did the 20K steps. I am going to do some planning before we go to dinner at Ken's again.
My strategy for Ken's place.
I like an exercise prescribed by Dr. Joel Furhman, eat at a prescribed time before dinner about a half pound of negative calorie fresh vegetables. Like peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, etc. slowly enjoying the taste and do this the same time everyday before eating dinner.

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JOE14250 6/6/2013 8:22AM

    I don't want to change Ken at all. He is a gracious Italian guy who is insulted if you don't eat his food. He says stuff like. "You didn't like the food?" When you take m odest amounts. I want to change me, and my response to him.

Thanks for the suggestions.

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JEANNE229 6/5/2013 6:18PM

    Good plan.

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NELLJONES 6/5/2013 11:26AM

    Can't you enjoy a tasting menu at Ken's? Along with his recipes so you can duplicate them at will? That would be win-win.

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DR1939 6/5/2013 11:26AM

    It's always hard eating at someone else's house. Perhaps you could challenge Ken to cook something delicious and within your calorie range. You might even get him to teach you how to cook it. BTW, I like the veggie idea.

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