Thursday, January 7, 2010

The big 'D'


What is it?

Per Webster:
1. food and drink considered in terms of its qualities, composition, and its effects on health: Milk is a wholesome article of diet.

2. a particular selection of food, esp. as designed or prescribed to improve a person's physical condition or to prevent or treat a disease: a diet low in sugar.

3. such a selection or a limitation on the amount a person eats for reducing weight: No pie for me, I'm on a diet.

4. the foods eaten, as by a particular person or group: The native diet consists of fish and fruit.

5. food or feed habitually eaten or provided: The rabbits were fed a diet of carrots and lettuce.

So by reading the five different definitions of diet above you notice it is basically just the foods that we eat. So I propose we move away from the bad thoughts and try to remember that diet just means the lifestyle we have chosen for ourselves.

Prior to my new healthy lifestyle based diet, my diet was based on foods considered to be quick, comfortable, and loaded with fat. Pizzas, pastas, fried foods, baked goods, chocolate, beer, soda, wine, cream filled coffee, basically you name it I would likely eat it. Another contributor to my weight issues related to serving size, I typically would eat a similar/same amount to Matt. I don't know why I thought that was right?!?!

Well all that is changed now and I've cut out a lot of the bad stuff, and found ways to make my favorites healthier. What are your favorite foods? Have you found a healthy version? If you want help let me know, I'm always up for a challenge.

Tonight's dinner:

It was a real simple meal, healthy can be quick too. I used some chicken I cooked few days ago, placed on top of some sauteed spinach, and served it with some sweet potatoes. Cooler 1 is limiting the amount of options I have right now, but don't worry in 10 days I'm going to start with some new clean eating recipes.

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