Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Resolution Smesolution

I'm with Calvin!!!
Honestly, I don't make them because mine usually come from shallow motives like wanting to look good, so they never last. This year I want to be healthy. I gave up on skinny. I'm a type 1, juvenille diabetic and have been for the last 27 years. I'm a lazy diabetic, because I'm tired of counting carbs and even forget to take my insulin after meals. This will get me into trouble in the near future and my feet will probably fall off or my eyes will rot and fall out since I don't pay close enough attention. Well, that's changing this year.
I sought out, after being challenged by a friend, foods that would be high octane fuel suppliers to my body instead of energy and fat suppliers.
I needed some help, so I looked to my favorite cook, Alton Brown, for some suggestions. He has lost 50 lbs. and still manages to maintain his cooking habits.
Here is what he follows:

Whole Grains
Leafy Veggies
Green Tea
3Xs Per Week:
Oily Fish
Sweet Potato
1X Per Week:
Red Meat
Fast Food
Processed Meals
Canned Soups
Anything labeled “Diet”

Eat Breakfast Every Day
Eat Slowly
Purple foods are high in antioxidants, try to use them: pomegranite, Acai juice, concord grape juice, blueberries, blackberries,
Try soy milk in smoothies for extra protein, low fat and B12 included in it. Make double and freeze it for a frozen treat later.
For Smoothies: add 4 oz of 3 frozen fruits, 4 oz. of soy milk and juice each,

Sardine Treats:
Sardines or Bristling are good for you and can be combined with lemon juice, olive oil from one of the cans of fish, lemon zest, sherry vinegar, fresh parsley. Wisk. Fold in 2 cans of drained fish.Let marinate. Set oven on High broil.Brush 4 slices of french or sourdough bread with the oil from the other can. Broil bread for 2 - 3 minutes. Mash one avocado and spread on toast. Place fish on top and garnish with parsley, lemon juice and sea salt. You only get to have one of those, so don’t eat all 4 at once.

Almonds are excellent

Nut Treat:
Set oven at 250 degrees
Put 1t. of olive and seasame oils in pan and heat
Add one pound of whole almonds
Cook for 5 min. Add 1T. of soy sauce and Worchestershire sauce each.
Cook for 1 min. more, until it seems to have used up liquid and is sticky.
Put 1 t. ground ginger and 1t. salt in a bowl and add the almonds and toss.
Place on a baking sheet lined and put in over for 20 min.
Eat only 1 oz, 1 to 2 times per day.

Now I know that most people look at the sardine bruschetta and think, gag! But I am willing to try it. It's hard to get fish that everyone will eat, so I can handle trying it.
What he doesn't mention is portion sizes. That's where it all goes down hill or hell, for me. Cutting down portions, drinking ungodly amounts of water and consistent exercise are the deal breakers, so I need to not think of them as the enemy.
So, here I go.....
Wish me well....
Say a prayer....
Don't invite me over for scones or muffins or anything like that........THANKS

1 comment:

  1. who knew you were back on the blogging band-wagon?? i didn't. btw- i will NOT eat sardines or casseroles or meatballs or sardines (yeah i know i said that 2x).