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Thanks! I'm just going by hearsay now until I receive the book...I'll take any and all suggestions.......mostly for side dishes and casseroles, etc. Suzanne.....you out here with all your food ideas?
Here I am..................................
Make it very easy on yourselves and don't go crazy worrying about anything.
Very, very simple. Cut out white sugar, white bread, white pasta, and white rice. I eat brown rice at lunch six days per week, and my waist and thighs have never been this thin.............by cutting out the sugar you will notice a significant difference in a very short time. If you do need to use sugar, use Splenda, it is more expensive, but the health savings eill more than make up for it. I normally do not make any sandwiches. I do have a special whole grain bread made for me because it is not available in the stores here and keep it in the freezer. When I want a treat, I will have a slice of that with either some swiss cheese or cream cheese and in the microwave for about 30 seconds. I had a small amount of pasta tonight, but only have it about once a month. There are so many things that you can do with fresh vegetables at this time of year. Spaghetti squash can be used in place of regular pasta, caulifower can actually be diced and used in place of rice. You can also puree cauliflower and use in place of mashed potates. Also love curried cauliflower soup. Just steam it until soft, put in blender, and top off with some milk or cream and curry powder. Vegetable stir-fry with chicken and a sprinkle of nuts, flourless quiches like I have described in other threads, using up whatever leftover things you have in the frig, almost any ingredient will work with the right combination. Grilled chicken breast topped with tomato and grilled onions, you can make what we call fresh spring rolls. They are made from rice paper, which looks like a big tortilla that you can see thru, just soak it in warm water for just a few minutes, then put in chicken, cucumber, bean sprouts, and ??? and you can dip it in a peanut sauce, made from peanut butter melted in the microwave with some chili cause if you want the spice.
I have not cut out any food groups, just try to avoid simple carbohydrates, and eat complex carbs instead. You won't have the surge in insulin production to compensate for the sugar rush in the morning. Nor will you be hungry by 11AM, just by adding some protein to your breakfast meal. If you have to have the simple carb for some reason, do not eat it plain, if bread, make sure that it has cheese, butter, peanut butter or something like that so the carbs do not convert so quickly. If you eat white rice, change it to brown rice. Basically you want to cut out refined white foods. If you do that, you will feel much healthier and will be eating more healthy.
Hope that this helps and at least gets you started.................