Author: jane

In Search of a Plan

The first problem I ran into on, my brief, but frustrating look into eating heathy was don’t use the word “diet” in your search unless you are looking for a bunch of weight loss adds and plans.  So, this time I’m going to try “healthy eating plans”.  I still get a lot of weight loss plans, but I find some that are listed as “healthy meal plan”. The 7 day heart healthy meal plan looks promising.  I go to that.  Ok, day one lists Cheerios for breakfast, I can handle that.  Then we have five spice turkey and lettuce...

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No Diet, just healthy eating

Today, I began my search for information on eating healthier.  There is a ton of information and a lot of different opinions on the subject. There are so many diets.  Besides your advertised Weight Watchers, Nutri System, Atkins, type diets there are the vegetarian, vegan, paleo, and Mediterranean type diets.  Kudos to the people they work for, but we have tried diets before and for us they may work temporarily, but in the long term not so much. The problem is they all require a huge life style change, and after we lose a few pounds or after we...

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Ah to be young

When we were younger we ate whatever we wanted and thought nothing of it.  We didn’t pay attention to what we ate, because we didn’t gain weight.  We certainly didn’t think about things like high cholesterol, diabetes, or any of the other health consequences associated with being overweight.  Then we hit middle age and the pounds slowly started to creep up on us.  It felt like one day I woke up and was fat.  At this age we still had some concern for vanity, so we went on a diet.  Dave and I first tried the no carbohydrate type...

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The “O” Word

So my husband Dave came home from his annual doctor visit and he was pissed.  His doctor who Dave refers to as “that skinny little Doogie Hauser kid”, called him obese.  Now don’t get me wrong, Dave and I are both aware of the fact that we are overweight.  It’s just that I don’t think Dave was ready to hear the “O” word.  I think like many of us he thought of obese as someone who is 100 lbs. or more overweight.  I informed him that it only takes about thirty pounds overweight to be considered obese, he gave...

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