May 18, 2011

The Book that Changed Me...

When it comes to food, I've always had a pretty distinct outlook. I like fresh, colorful foods that don't make me feel like an oil pit afterward.

Fortunately, my mother was always extremely conscious of making sure my family ate a balanced diet (according to the food triangle at least) of loads of fruit and veggies. In fact, I can remember times where we would just have fruit and veggies for dinner. It made me a pretty good eater, and as a result, I have never had to stick to any trend diet.

As I got older, I realized that a lot of my health revovles around what I eat, but also how much. I truly believe that the best diet is portion control. Recently, I've been having to come to terms with how my body is finally "growing into itself" and my metabolism just isn't what it used to be. So I started to talk to some friends and family members about it, and then a few weeks ago, while in the book store, I picked up this:

I thought that some of my food choices were obvious... limited soda/caffiene, whole wheat pasta... but this book is so chulk full of good tips whether you're grocery shopping, eating out at your name brand locations, or picking out meals for the little ones.

For me, it was nice to see some of our every day choices pop up.... pesto, 100% whole wheat bread, but I was surprised when it came to what I should be eating at Chik-fil-a. It was such a small difference on the menu, but a HUGE difference calorie wise. Pretty interesting stuff...

Anyway... if you're in the market for a little help when it comes to balancing your diet, I strongly recommend this book (and the rest of the series)! It's small enough to fit in your purse so you can use it whenever you're out and about... or even stick it in the glove compartment. It has been the help I've been needing to make sure I'm putting the right things in my body and not over doing it.

Plus, I've lost 5 pounds since I started following their guidelines!


1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a good informative book and probably not one I would've picked up myself so it's good to know about.

    Did you ever read French Women Don't Get Fat? It's a memoir/cookbook about eating indulgent foods in proportion to healthy foods. I found it to be an inspiring helpful read.