Monday, August 19, 2013
Refuse to Regain recommends cutting way back on grains (even whole grains) and legumes. Why? Because they weren't part of our "evolutionary" diet. Hmm. I have noticed that eating grains tends to make me hungrier and seems to have a greater "weight gain" effect than the actual calories they contain signals they should.
And so -- always looking for new strategies -- I thought about my major sources of grains and legumes. Rarely eat 'em for breakfast or for lunch. Rarely eat breads or crackers. Yup, my supper soups: generally have had brown rice or whole wheat noodles or whole wheat couscous, and chick peas or kidney beans or lentils or corn . . .
R2R also recommends more fish. I pretty much have either shrimp or chicken as the go-to proteins in my lunch salads.
This weekend I experimented with a legume and grain free salmon soup. Two cans of diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, whole head of celery chopped, grated carrot, three peppers (green, yellow, orange) diced, 3 skinless boneless salmon filets, diced, lots of garlic and onion and red chile flakes, fresh ground black pepper and sea salt -- and fresh thyme from my garden.
It tastes good: chock full of vegetables.
I'm wondering whether it's going to be as satisfying as my usual recipes.
But: worth a try, right?
Just keep changing it up.