The article contains a lot of good reminders and common sense, but I was most attracted to the photo. Looks like the start of Oxtail Soup, something I've not made or had in years - with homemade noodles. Not sure I'll make oxtail soup, but I think I will make veg soup and no noodles - homemade or other. Thank you.
Ah, but carbs are my enemy. And while I don't have to beat my body into submission, even good carbs, and a "proper" amount of them, raise my blood sugar too much. So I stick to protein, leafy greens, good fats, and a vitamin pack. Liked the lady said, I use a variety of the Atkins induction phase, or the Dukan "cruising" phase to keep my weight down. And carbs are a major treat.
I am working hard on "mindful" eating; where nothing is proscribed, but it is important to look at the portion size. This is especially important for me because I am a little woman and cannot use up all those extra calories successfully.
1/24/2011 9:10:34 AM
"Your body is not an enemy that needs to be beaten and starved into submission." Now doesn't THAT just turn the traditional view of diet and fitness on its head! Carefully choosing what I eat because I love my body. Challenging my body to move because I love it and I am proud of what it can accomplish. Making lifestyle changes not out of self-loathing, but because I love this body that I inhabit and want to take good care of it. After all, life isn't a dress rehearsal; it's the only chance we have at being the best we can be.
Remembering which foods are free isn't hard, but I'm struggling with counting calories AND carbs! I made tacos for dinner, and thought I might eat two of them - until I wrote down the total carbs and calories for just the one I had already eaten - 63 carbs and 270 calories! Talk about a sudden loss of appetite! I'm beginning to see a point in writing it down!
Alton Brown has a great "gas" analogy. If you fill up your tank and then only drive enough to use 1/4 of the tank, but go back to get another tank of gas, you will have to find a place to store it (ie fat!)
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