Friday, July 27, 2007

You GOTTA Try This

I thought the best part of the pizza was the stuff on top. Wrong. I found this pizza crust at Deep Roots Market in Greensboro and whipped up a pizza with sauce, cheese, and oregano from my garden.

I have found most whole wheat pizza crusts to be better suited as door stoppers so I was not expecting much out of this one. Not only did it exceed my expectations, eating this crust became an experience. Crunchy and crumbly on the outside with chewy on the inside. Amazing flavors that made me take my time with each bite.

Usually I could care less about the crust (of course, no toppings!) yet I found the crust to be the best. I can't wait to get this product again.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Confessions of a Dietitian

Many of my esteemed nutrition colleagues stamp the food police approval on calorie free food. There appears to be a group consensus among many that choosing the lowest calorie choice is ALWAYS the best choice. Further, this group effect tends to bring out a feeling of moral failure when one does not choose the lowest calorie choice.

I don't know what god they are worshiping yet my God invented food to keep us alive AND taste good. I believe food, real food, is better than these totally manipulated and perverse human inventions poorly described as food.

Today I am proud to admit my vow to NOT eat diet food. Further, I admit to eating the following foods that may get my nutrition practicing license revoked:

1. Whole milk
2. Butter
3. When I want a soda, I only drink regular NOT diet.
4. When I want French fries, I get them...even when surrounded by a table of dietitians.
5. When I want something sweet or salty, I choose the real thing instead of 100 calorie packs.

Those who do not know me may be wondering if I am able to fit through door ways. I have maintained a BMI of 20 for about 10 years. Respecting hunger and satiety cues allows me to consume what my body is suggesting while maintaining the weight my body desires for homeostasis.

I wonder what would happen if more trusted their bodies and ate what their body needed instead of trying to trick it with manipulated fake food.

I encourage you to eat real food that is less processed and less manipulated. Respect hunger and satiety and your body will love you back.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Good changes need time for grievences too

All changes, even the most longed for, must have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. ~Anatole France

My friend Ruth Hannah posted this quote on her blog and I sat with it for some time. The poignant and moving words speak volumes on why any change is tough, even the ones we want so much for our own good. In order to move forward, we must grieve the behaviors or life we are leaving behind.

Grief is unavoidable. We can try and run from it yet it will always be there waiting. Preparing for this grief when desiring behavior or life change can help one successfully move forward.
Header Image from Bangbouh @ Flickr