Thursday, November 29, 2012
I've lost some weight since I came back to San Miguel. Not enough that anyone would notice but still the trend line is going in the right direction. I can't say that I'm dieting but I've been eating more veggies and less animal protein and if I have been somewhere for comida I'll eat some fruit or a piece or two of cheese if I'm hungry later in the evening. I have some friends who are more or less evaluating a pretty strict diet....her more and him less...basically the diet that Bill Clinton is on because of his heart disease. This diet is featured in Sanjay Gupta's documentary The Last Heart Attack.
I've watched the video and it does encourage me to make some changes in what I eat. One night this week I had wild rice, sweet potatoes and broccoli. Ned would have asked where was the pork loin. Last night I had broccoli and a baked potato. Today I went with friends to the new restaurant at the Trinidad organic farm. I had a portabello, goat cheese and grilled zucchini sandwich and this beautiful salad of jicama, cucumber and red cabbage garnished with sesame seed and a light Thai dressing.
Strictly Speaking, I'm not on the heart healthy diet because I haven't gone the No Fat, No Dairy, No Animal Protein of any kind route and I doubt I will but I'm feeling pretty good. The problem is I've been stuck at the same place on the scale now for a week. Oh, well, I like veggies. It isn't a problem to favor them so I think I'll stick with it a while although I'm not totally giving up meat or seafood everyday of the week. Not sure how that resolution will survive with family and all the Christmas festivities but I will report back on my veggie challenge.