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Eat Drink and Weigh Less

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

As I mentioned before I raided the library for all sorts of diet books and have been going through them. Was quite disappointed with the woman, can't think of her name, who does the Biggest Loser show. Just sort of reminded me of a reformed smoker and seemed a bit zealous. But part of the purpose of checking all these books was to see how different they might all be and I'm sure her book is probably just the thing for someone just not me.

I read "Eat Drink & Weigh Less" by Mollie Katzen and Walter WIllett, MD. Since Mollie Katzen helped write it, I thought it should have a fabulous recipe section but it seemed sort of average to me.

The basics of the book are what they call the nine turning points

1 Eat lots of vegetables and fruits
2 Say yes to good fats
3 Upgrade your carbohydrates
4 Chose healthy portions
5 Stay hydrated
6 Drink alcohol in moderation (optional)
7 Take a multivitamin every day
8 Move more
9 Eat mindfully all day long

So overall I'd say that this is a really good book for the basics of healthy living.

So for my last week in review, yeah I know it's Wednesday of this week but better late than never.

1. Lost one and a half pounds and that was with a few good slip ups. So I guess this journaling is really helping

2. Managed to journal the entire week which is a first for me.

3. Even with all the health issues right now, I was able to walk Emily at night four out of the five times I wanted to.

4. Still need to work on portion size. First day of journaling was making potatoes. Guessed I had 1 to 1 1/2 cups but when measured was 2 cups.

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    The 9 turning points sound solid. The portion sizes are also my downfall but we have to keep working on that little stumbing block. Best wishes on you journey- you seem to have a solid plan.

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    2838 days ago
    those dang portion sizes!! they gave me so much trouble but now I measure or weigh everything I eat. I actually like doing it as I feel like it gives me control over something. Good for you making it out for a walk 4 out of 5 days! even under the best of circumstance it can be difficult, so good for you for making the best of your week. emoticon
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