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SparkBlog Says Higher Protein/Low Carb Breakfast
Friday, June 03, 2011      4 comments

...is better for appetite control. www.dailyspark.com/blog.
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n_breakfasts_to_boost_weight_loss Interestingly, the sample breakfast offerings are nearly Zone ratios of 40% carbs/30% fat/3... Read more
Julia Child was Right
Friday, June 03, 2011      10 comments

I remember watching Julia Child as a kid. She was on the PBS channel after my Saturday morning cartoons. I loved her enthusiasm and passion for French cooking. When she made a mistake, she would just keep right on going! Whenever I make a mi... Read more
I'm a Fat Burner!
Thursday, June 02, 2011      13 comments

Wow, after being stuck for so long, I feel like I finally got this plateau thing figured out. All it took was one simple change: I cut back on my grain/cereal/starch consumption. For too long, I was trying to follow the dietary guidelines ... Read more
How Cooking Changed My Palate
Wednesday, June 01, 2011      6 comments

Learning to cook didn't just allow me to make healthier meals than eating out, though that is definitely a factor. It also changed my palate. When I learned to cook, I used whole, fresh ingredients. No heavy doses of fat, sugar, salt or M... Read more
What's Cooking?
Tuesday, May 31, 2011      2 comments

You asked, you receive! Here's what I've got cooking! Lots of stuff going on! I'm prepping food for tonight, few days ahead, and for the week. Phew! 1. Shrimp Salad For lunch, I made a shrimp salad using leftover boiled shrimp from la... Read more
Continuing the Discovery
Monday, May 30, 2011      7 comments

I'm still researching. Over the weekend, I reread "Protein Power" to make sure I understood it correctly. I need to make a couple of corrections. - Insulin and glucagon are an either or, not a one or the other. The dominance of one deter... Read more
Redefining my Diet, and Taking a Leap
Thursday, May 26, 2011      11 comments

Disclaimer: Today's blog might be a bit controversial. Please note that I am only speaking for myself, and am not necessarily advocating that there is only one right way. We all need to make decisions about our health, using the best informati... Read more
Wine Marinated Beef
Wednesday, May 25, 2011      7 comments

Cooking with wine is easy. I don't know why this is considered a 'fancy' thing in American cuisine. Long time ago, I used to think of wine drinking with dinner to be a luxury for the well-to-do. I thought beer was for 'the rest of us'. T... Read more
Around the World in a Week
Monday, May 23, 2011      7 comments

Tonight I was busy with prep work. One of the great things about having an extensive recipe repertoire is you can look at what's on sale, and plan the weekly menu around it. This week's groceries, I bought chicken, chuck roast, ground pork/be... Read more
There and Back Again
Sunday, May 22, 2011      5 comments

After a week long visiting family and friends, I'm back home again. It was a nice visit, though I don't think I can say it was relaxing. I'm exhausted! I think being home will be the first rest I'll get! My best friend and I did a number... Read more
Relearning What I Thought I Knew
Friday, May 20, 2011      4 comments

When I was a kid in the 80s, I don't remember a lot of overweight people in my area. Obesity was still a relatively rare phenomena, but there were concerns about it becoming a problem. The government changed dietary guidelines. They said Amer... Read more
Modern Human Are Wimps
Thursday, May 19, 2011      10 comments

Continuing my latest saga on anthropology. ;) Yesterday we talked about food. Today, let's talk about fitness! Has anyone read the book "Manthropology"? It's about how wimpy modern man is compared to our primitive ancestors. Even not s... Read more
I Am a Neolithic Eater
Wednesday, May 18, 2011      19 comments

Based on the recommendation of some Spark friends, I decided to check out the "Paleo Diet" book. I admit to being drawn to the idea for a couple of reasons. I'm really fascinated about our ancient ancestors and how they lived. This may be... Read more
Thoughts on my Meal Plan (Repost)
Tuesday, May 17, 2011      15 comments

I've been trying to adjust my diet to Zone diet ratios of 40% carbs/30% fat/30% protein, but I've been having trouble reaching it. I'm getting closer to 60/20/20 consistently. My calorie goals are about 1300-1400. 1500 max. If you aren't f... Read more
Saturday Short Hikes
Sunday, May 15, 2011      3 comments

I'm back in my home state of Colorado for the week. While here, I'm trying to stay active. My best friend of the past 18 years has a goal to hike as many of the area hiking trails as possible. I'm so proud of her, and excited that she's takin... Read more

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