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One of the things that people ask me when they find out that I've lost weight is "How are you doing it". Here is the answer.

 

     My mother was a lifetime member of Weight Watchers. From time to time she would take my sister and I to her weigh in and meetings. Two things that were impressed on me at these meetings were a) a good support group and b) a balanced diet and portion control. It is the latter on which I wish to discuss today.

 

     We're going old school here. No patches, shakes, meal packets, pills, or weight loss gimmicks. Counting calories and eating less. That's the magic. Even in the type of programs I just mentioned they still tell you to count those calories and eat the right foods. But what the heck is "the right foods"? his is where a little effort pays off. It's learnin' time. You need to learn how to read nutrition labels and use them to curate a diet that is right for you. We are all different and have different nutritional needs. If you are unsure of the specifics of your dietary needs are then consult your doctor and a nutritionist.  I worked with Lori Johnson at Minidoka Memorial and she is awesome.

 

     Let's get down to the nitty gritty here. It's all about being creative with your meals. Yes, learning food  is a time investment but will pay dividends in the end. This week I figured out that you can make almost any sandwich into a delicious salad. Why do this? It eliminates the bread and those "evil" carbs. For the most part sandwiches are good for you it's just that bread that causes your numbers not to work.

 

    Here is an example. Monday I had a roast beef sandwich and did not want to eat the bread with it. I got the idea to put the insides of the sandwich on a bed of Romaine lettuce and then added a little Italian dressing (remember the dressing discussion from last week) to it. It was awesome. That got me to thinking what else could I do like that. Not every sandwich will translate to a salad i.e. Grilled Cheese but most sandwiches will lend themselves to making a healthy alternative.

 

   I submit that with a little thought and creativity healthy eating can be fun and easy. It's worth the time and effort because you deserve it and you can do it now go get em'.  

 

Scale reading from this morning 289

 

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