Yesterday was Taste Test Day at work and I served the Shrimp Scampi I made last month that Mr. Prevention loved so much. Ends up, so did everyone else!! Here’s a few emails that came in yesterday afternoon:
I GOT MINE AND IT WAS DELICIOUS…. YYYYUUUUUMMMMMM IT WAS SO GOOD.
That was your best yet!!!!!!!!!!!! I have really liked some of the rest, but my that was great.
I’d say that dish is a keeper! 😉
Today I have a 10-miler planned (half marathon next weekend!!). Can’t say I’m thrilled about it…but I’m excited to have it done! I shyed away from running after my glucose kept going whacky but the doctor told me that despite the crazy blood glucose, the benefits outweigh the rest and to continue my exercise routine. Woo!
I have a pretty low-key weekend planned and I hope to try out some new recipes (of course), catch up with BLOGS (big time!), go to a new farmer’s market in my town, and spend some time with Lily who is limping pretty badly (again) after going to doggie day camp yesterday. Surgery is likely in her near future 🙁
I also grabbed some reads off Amazon.com some of you recommended:
A Patient’s Guide to PCOS by Walter Futterweit, MD
Fit Food by Ellen Haas
Food to Live By by Myra Goodman
The Insulin Resistance Diet by Cheryle Hart, MD
Question: What do you think of low-carbohydrate diets? As in, 20-60 grams a day low (e.g. 1-2 pieces of bread or 1 cup of pasta)?? Do you or someone you know swear by ultra low-carb eating?
I ask because I sometimes post on one pretty credible health & fitness message board when I’m at work…just to kill time. Someone posted about “How low-carb of a diet do you follow?” and someone posted 20 grams a day…another 60 grams a day. I posted that that wasn’t safe and the girl BIT MY HEAD OFF! It really frustrated me! I don’t know everything, but I sure know carbohydrates and safe “dieting”! Gr, gr, gr! Sometimes online communication is not effective, and that reminded me of Tracey’s awesome post on how communication has changed so much, even in the past 20 years. Check it out if you have time!
My carb-controlled intake yesterday looked like this:
Breakfast: cappuccino, 1 Whole Wheat Banana Coconut Muffin, 6 ounces Greek yogurt (43 grams)
Snack: banana (30 grams)
Lunch: 2 leftover Chicken Enchiladas and 3 c. salad with balsamic vinegar (42 grams)
Snack: apple (15 grams)
“Dinner” on-the-go: 10 Triscuits with 3 ounces of low-fat cheese (35 grams)
Snack at baseball game: 5 nachos with 20 ounces of light beer (~15 grams)
Snack: 1 serving flan with 1/2 ounce almonds (22 grams)
Totals: 202 grams carbohydrate; approx. 50% carbohydrate
It was a bit weird and unbalanced because I got home from work around 7pm and we had friends waiting in our driveway to take us to a baseball game. So dinner was on the fly, literally!
Question: What are you doing this weekend? Anything fun? Anyone racing?