Hi. I'm Shel and I'm tired of eating like crap.
That being said, let me explain.
Now my poor eating is not the ultimate sin...
I buy whole wheat bread, lean deli meats, drink lots of water, and always pack a healthy lunch so I know I at least get one healthy meal at work.
However, there is SO much room for improvement but I don't really know where to start. I'm cooking more lately as it is summer and I am not taking summer classes. I've become a pretty decent cook but I cringe at some of the recipes I try loaded with oils, butter, salt, and tons of sugar. It seems that if one main dish isn't oily then it's packed with calories from sugars and if it is sparse on oil there are piles of sugar and salt hidden here and there.
Information is out there but which information is correct?
My head spins when I try to research eating healthy in books or here online.
Drink diet, eat sugarfree...eat fat but no carbs...beef is bad, eat veggies and good oils and nuts...stay away from oils, nuts, and butters cause low-fat, with sugar is the way to go!
Does anyone have a few good cookbooks to recommend, a good web site link or two, or just some decent proper advice? I just signed up for a Nutrition class this upcoming Fall semester just so I can figure out what is what. Hopefully that will help. In the meantime I'm afraid to eat anything at all! Then of course I'm starving so I go for the nearest burger and fries.
Brown rice and steamed veggies are nice to eat but I can't eat that every night. I need some good simple recipes. I went to the library and checked out a few low-fat cooking cookbooks but they are from 1985 and each recipes contains about 20 ingredients - talk about intimidating!
Any help or advice in this thread or through PM would be wonderful. What are your thoughts on healthy eating?
P.S. I'm not much interested in Dieting. The info I'm looking for is for life.
Jul 12, '04
OP- I also wanted to say that you are going to get many opinions here, but that is just what they are opinions, including mine. Unless we have done research for years, there is no way to know what is healthy/unhealthy, etc. I would tell you to go to those in the know (such as the governments website and others that have done the research for long periods of time).
one more thing (and then I'll shut up) things are different for everyone so what one of us tells you may/may not work for you. Our bodies are different, our metabolism is different and our preferences are different.
Last edit by CNM2B on Jul 12, '04