Sunday, December 5, 2010
2 Relax & Enjoy Your Food... Your Taste Buds & Waistline Will Thank You :)
I like to think of this recipe blog as a gourmet food blog that just happens to be healthy. ;) The emphasis is on taste & flavor, not calorie-counting, which, personally speaking, is something I don't believe in doing. I've got enough to do already as is. :)
If you haven't guessed by now, I'm not a "meatloaf on Mondays" kind of gal, nor do I believe in obsessively tracking metrics to the exclusion of all else, which usually only ends up backfiring in the end. I'm into the real, the possible, and the practical. :)
When it comes to eating healthfully, I pay more attention to portion size (by this point, I can usually just eyeball it versus getting out the measuring cups & the food scale :) ), overall nutritional value, RDAs, & fat-to-carb-to-protein ratios as they apply to my daily & weekly intake. I make a point of eating lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, omega-3-rich fish, & as many different plant-based sources of protein as possible, with an occasional chicken & beef dish tossed in there for good measure. :)
As long as I've got these bases covered, and workout on a regular basis, I can stay fit & healthy without having to monitor my metrics like some obsessively crazed and probably very hungry (!) dieter. ;) Ah diets, yet another short-sighted concept I don't believe in either. Don't get me started on THAT rant again. Hahaha.
I believe that if people take the time to enjoy their food, focusing on the experience itself -- slowly savoring each bite & putting the fork down between bites on occasion (!) -- they'll not only enjoy their food more, but also naturally achieve satiety and weight-stabilizing nirvana. :) And perhaps attain inner peace as well. LOL.