You thought I was teasing, didn't you, when I told you that I'd be embarking on the diet to end all diets; the diet that will get me thin and keep me thin for the rest of my life? Rice cakes and parsley, that's all we get today folks. Chew slowly and drink lots of water in between bites. You'll feel as though you've eaten a feast, swears!
OK, of course you know I'm kidding. To know me is to know that I hate crash diets and anyone who sets unrealistic goals for weight loss coupled with a ridiculously low-caloric diet is doomed to failure. One of the initial purposes of this blog was to prove that there is a way to eat healthy and nutritious foods while still being able to experience all the flavors you love. It's about balance and learning to pay attention to your body. Eat less and eat more frequently. Make sure you get enough lean protein, low fat dairy, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and healthy fats. Limit sugar and refined starches. Easier said than done? Of course it is. But by visiting food-related internet sites, you're obviously interested in finding a way to make it all happen. My aim this year is to focus on more nutritional recipes, so that we can all enjoy healthy living. Will you continue to see some recipes here that are not so figure friendly? Of course. My addiction to bread baking and making treats for hubby's co-irkers will remain weekly features. And I'm still committed to my monthly posts related to Chocolate With Francois. But the overall theme here is about to change, if not permanently, at least temporarily. I've got to get myself back into a healthier frame of mind. If you're interested in joining me, please do. I welcome any/all support.
And for the record, those rice cakes will never pass these lips. I had you going for a minute though, didn't I?
This is my documentation of my life after turning 50. Lots of recipes, some healthy, some not so much... tossed up with a hefty dose of sarcasm and motherly love.
My email address: maggielauerrdh(at)yahoo.com