What is a calorie? This seems a rather obvious question, but how well do you actually understand what a calorie is, how they are used by the body, why an abundance of calories causes weight gain while restricting calories causes weight loss, how different types of calories affect the body, and what our bodies do… Continue reading Book – Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics
I got to thinking about how much the way I eat has morphed and changed over the years. Believe me, I didn’t just wake up one day with good eating habits. It was a process of metamorphoses and it continues to this day. So I thought it would be fun to see how things have… Continue reading One Day of Food, Then and Now in Pictures
Counting calories was the foundation of my weight loss plan. Recording what I ate did many things for me, not the least of which was creating accountability. Previously, I ate with no thought at all except for what sounded good and tasty. I paid no mind to the amount I ate and in retrospect, the… Continue reading The Educated Calorie Counter
Early in 2010, a few events changed my dietary habits drastically. In 2009, I lost 66 pounds by limiting my caloric intake and exercising. But I had not paid much attention to what I was eating, only how much. I had some vague notions about keeping down the fat and I leaned toward low… Continue reading 2010 – The Year in Food Photos
This egg dish is one of my favorite dinners. I tried a recipe for crustless quiche about a year ago and I really liked it. But it involved heavy cream and a lot of cheese and breadcrumbs and other things I don’t tend to keep around. So the recipe has evolved over time to accommodate… Continue reading Frittata/quiche/omelette
Average calorie deficit per day for November: 632 Number of “treats” (cookies, candy, etc) eaten in break room at work: 0 Number of planned days at the gym skipped: 0 Days over RDI: 1 (Thanksgiving, +162 calories) Weight lost in November: 4 pounds Total weight lost: 114 pounds Take that Holiday Season.
Sometimes, you take your car to the dealership for an oil change, and you leave with barely a penny to your name. Times like those, this lentil soup comes in handy for a very inexpensive, protein rich meal option that works for lunch or dinner. A pot of this soup costs about three dollars. Spicy… Continue reading Easy Bargain Lentil Soup (Vegan)