Monday, 30 May 2016

It matters

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Let me start by saying this first: I don't believe in diets. Unless medically necessary, I don't believe in them. That is not to say I never tried one. I did. Years ago. A cabbage soup diet. Consisting of cabbage soup. Cabbage, carrots, beans and that in a soup. It didn't fill. It didn't give me any nutrients. And on the one day I had to work, I became so woozy, I had to get some chocolate milk to give me enough sugar to give me enough of a boost to continue work!

I do love food. I love vegetables and fruit. I love my pizzas and my pastas. My bread, my meat, my deserts. I love cooking as well. And with the dishwasher that I can now use, that means that cooking becomes even more of a joy (those that have known me a long time, know what I mean with that, and the rest of you can easily figure it out). 

So, no diet then. But I do realise I do need to watch what I eat a bit more. Especially with becoming fit. Walking those 5k on Saturday was great. My time was great. And I felt fine afterwards. At night however, my knee started hurting. And that has all to do with the extra weight I am carrying. Which means, I will have to loose some of that extra weight. Because that 5k is part of a triathlon. 

I will not stop eating pasta and bread and such. I eat wholemeal pasta and wholemeal bread. I fill my pasta sauces with fresh vegetables and plenty of them. The portions will just have to be that bit smaller. A piece of fruit for desert. A few sandwiches less to work. Pizza will have to be home-made instead of those factory made ones. 

The one thing I won't do though? Give up ice cream! One a week should be fine during the summer!!!

11 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    I don't believe in diets either - and I am a nutritionist! 90% of the time it is -as you have put forward here - portion control and frequency of eating which undoes us, particularly if we are not exercising; now that you are getting active, simply cutting portions ought to very soon start to yield results for you. YAM xx

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  2. I'm with you about the ice cream and the diet!

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    1. Ice cream is VERY important...

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  3. Crikey Mara! NEVER give up icecream!!!!! ICECREAM is the best stuff in the world. AND you said it ... ICECREAM is VERY important!!!! Even I get ICECREAM once a week and you should see the ICECREAM I get on my birthday. Oh ... And I am VERY skinny! Most whippets are but we do a lot of exercise.

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    1. I am happy so many people (and dogs) agree with me here!

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  4. I think you are being very sensible. Good luck.

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  5. Whenever I think about going on a diet I start overloading on food. You are quite right - exercise more and eat less. Easier said than done of course.

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  6. I am also a big believer in everything in moderation!!

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  7. Diets have been my undoing. Eating in moderation is a much better plan. You are so sensible, Mara.

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  8. I find I don't do real well following a diet. The low carb thing has been my favorite. I like the good carbs like oatmeal and brown rice. Popcorn is now included in the list of good carbs. When I want bread for a sandwich I enjoy a Whole Grain Organic bread. Eating healthy is important and it sounds like your doing a great job at it.

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