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Feb. 1st, 2008

09:27 pm - The Blackmail Diet

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From:evelynne
Date:February 2nd, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
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I have wondered sometimes if the genetic tendency is not completely physiological, but has a psychological component. Like, if people have a tendency toward emotional eating, or a taste preference for high-calorie fatty foods. So if you're aware of and are able to overcome those tendencies (which, though difficult to control, are less difficult to control than how your body processes food ;)), you've won a significant portion of the battle.

Because I want to live a long time, I have been gradually trying to make my diet more healthy over the last 10 years. I used to eat almost nothing but white foods ("chicken fingers and french fries") and essentially no vegetables. Now I am scarfing down broccoli and spinach and red peppers ON PURPOSE (I have cravings for them) and found out that I even like brussels sprouts. And because my husband can't tolerate dairy, we don't use any milk or butter or cream in our recipes and we use lean meats, so they're usually fairly low-calorie. But we like intense flavors, so they are not bland meals. If you want me to pass along any recipes, let me know. Unless you are trying to think of food as fuel and not as something to be enjoyed. ;)
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From:evelynne
Date:February 2nd, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
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BTW, I read the uniform eating thing and it doesn't look to me like interesting food necessarily has to conflict with it. If you know the exact caloric count of the meals you're eating (which is often printed on a recipe), you should be able to take a few interesting meals and work them into the "uniform".
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From:fitfool
Date:February 2nd, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
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I'm always looking for tried-and-true recipes and would love to see what dishes you like so yes, please pass along recipes!
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From:crasch
Date:February 3rd, 2008 05:14 am (UTC)
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I'm glad that you and Poindexter are eating healthier. I want you guys around for a long time!

I'd also love to see your recipes.
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