Ha! Looking back at yesterday’s posting, only some of it made it to the page, but I think you all got the important point, which was KNOW YOUR CALORIES. And no matter how much the science changes day to day and month to month, I am still a big advocate of calorie counting. One thing I have really come to feel in my own body over the past couple of months is how much food I can “safely” consume when I am filling my plate with the GBOMBS and similar foods. If you missed the GBOMB entry, click down below. I have been eating HUGE salads, often twice a day, which are so filling which is partially because of the big portions but also because the food is so incredibly nutritionally dense! My salads include a couple of kinds of lettuce, tomatoes, cukes, red onions, chick peas or lentils, hot peppers, olives, and usually some fruit like berries or apple, always with a simple homemade dressing which is mostly lemon or balsamic vinegar and a splash of olive oil. I often have some grilled tofu on the side, but a non-vegan might opt for some fish or poultry (a small portion). When we eat food low (or even void) in nutrition, we tend to get hungry quickly because our bodies and brains are crying for nutrition. Often that turns into a chronic state of illness because though we are eating plenty, our cells, muscles, bones, etc., are screaming for what they need to thrive and rebuild.
What we eat and how we feel are directly related to one another. Fill your body with living food and once it gets used to the change (everything takes time to get used to!) your body will feel more alive than ever. If you have weight to lose, the pounds will come off naturally. Calorie counting will become less necessary because it’s super hard to overeat veggies. Most of the calories will come from the beans, nuts, seeds and dressing, so light on those.
Pick up a copy of Eat to Live or google it to learn more about how you can lose weight and gain back your health. You know that old cliche about health…we ain’t nothing without it!