Low Fat Diva Blog

Low Fat recipes,cooking with beer/hops, adventures

About July 30, 2010

Ramona Deters ~ Your One Low Fat Diva


Welcome to the Low Fat Diva’s Blog

UPDATE: I started this blog about 7 years ago right after I became very ill from a gallbladder attack.  Since then I have been revising and creating recipes to stay with the low fat lifestyle I have come to enjoy.  People ask me if I have to eat low fat because of my gallbladder issues, the answer is no.  I choose to eat the way I do.  I feel better and  have more energy.  I have kept off most of the weight I lost but have slipped as many of us do and gained some of it back.  I made the mistake of thinking if I ate correctly I could skip the physical things you need to do to keep the weight off!  That is a big foux pas and I really knew better.  So I am back in the gym again on bad weather days and making sure I do at least 40 minutes of some cardio a day!  Remember to mix it up a bit too.  Some days I do both elliptic and tread mill or ride a stationary bike.  If you can get yourself out to do something for 30 days it becomes a habit and you just work  it to your day automatically.

I am a big time “foodie”!  I enjoy cooking and like to try new foods at restaurants.   For years I thought I did a pretty good job with my eating choices, only big indulgence was CHOCOLATE (but what girl doesn’t).  However after a near death experience I found I needed to change my eating habits to recover.  After I felt better I found I liked the new low fat lifestyle so I  decided to stick with it and became a Low Fat Diva and you can too.  I still eat out, I just make sure my choices are wise ones.  I recently went to a fantastic restaurant in Grand Rapids MI called Butchers Union.  I saw an appetizer I really wanted to try, kimichi with pork belly.  I was there with friends so instead of eating the whole portion alone (which after tasting I could have) I shared with my friends or at least the ones daring enough to try and it was so delicious! By sharing the experience I made a wise choice with my food selection.  We also had  sandwich where  I was content to eat half and take the rest for my husband to try.

A big thing I feel all of us need to learn is portion size. I use a smaller plate than I used to and it really works because in time your mind and your stomach feel you can be content with what you  have.  A lot of restaurants are also helping us with this philosophy and if the food is really good you are quite content!  I do limit my going out to eat at restaurants to places  I have not tried or ones that are recommended to me.  I have not eaten at at fast food restaurant in over 5 years ( don’t like chains either) !  I have not had a soda in over 7 years and believe me I don’t miss either.  If I am going  out to dinner/lunch or even breakfast the place should be able to prepare foods better than I do 🙂  so in other words I don’t go out  for Italian unless I go to a place like Amore’ in Grand Rapids MI where everything is made from scratch.  Especially the pasta!  Going there is a treat because  I know making your own pasta is a great deal  of work but  the end result is extremely rewarding!  I can make spaghetti but they make all pasta from scratch!  DELISH 🙂  My suggestion to you is, if you go out to a restaurant make sure it’s worth your money and  the experience you gain from it.

Some people eat to live, I live/exercise to stay a “Foodie’

Give my recipes and blog a try if you are ready to make a change for the better with your health.

I want to share with you some great recipes and some cooking tips.  To go directly to my Low Fat Diva Blog click here.




7 Responses to “About”

  1. gail Says:

    Great website! You rock!

    I’ve found some other recipes that I’ve got to try, but I’d still love to get the baked oatmeal recipe too!

    Thank you! Gail

    • lowfatdiva Says:

      Gail, check the breakfast tab and you should find the baked oatmeal recipe there. If not let me know and I will email you a copy. Glad that you enjoyed the web site and I hope you do have an opportunity to make some of the different recipes and please let me know how you liked them 🙂

  2. Audrey Says:

    I love your blog, it inspires me 🙂 I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! http://tonetiki.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/versatile-blogger-award-nomination/

  3. Joyce Longo Says:

    I always look forward to reading your latest low fat recipe.

  4. lowfatdiva Says:

    Thanks Josie, I hope that you have a chance to try some of them out 🙂 This month is sandwich month and I have some great scrumptious recipes on the main dish/sandwich tab. They are great for one person or a dozen! Enjoy!

  5. CableFlame Says:

    I also had a gallbladder attack which started me on the path of low-fat cooking. Sadly, my insurance won’t cover its removal, so I’ve been forced to continue to eat low-fat for over a year now with no end in sight. Anyway, at some point I decided to start up a blog of my own on it when I found I had a serious difficulty finding low-fat blogs (because low-carb & low-calorie is all the rage), not to mention the anti-low-fat sentiment that many places have. (A local cake place has a giant mural on their wall that says “nothing is fat free! hooray!” I want to point out to them that for some, no fat is required because of illness or disability and they wouldn’t have a sign that says “we have no wheelchair ramps! hooray!”, so why have that one?) It’s so nice to see someone else who gets it… who understands that no, there’s not such a thing as ‘good fats’ when any fat’ll cause great pain.

    I, too, had doctors that said “eat low fat” but when I asked them specifics, couldn’t tell me more. (Not helpful.) I started out with 15 grams of fat a day, 5 grams per meal, and no single item more than 1.5 grams. This was not enough nourishment for me, as I was hungry ALL the time, quite cranky, and having to eat every 2 hours so I wouldn’t be FAMISHED. I eventually went from 5 to 10, and then 10 to 15. I now try to do 15 or less per meal, but will go as high as 20 on special occasions.

    Anyway, I thought I’d link to your blog from mine, maybe share a few of your recipes with my folks. It’s nice to see I’m not the only one out here!

    Have a great one!

    • lowfatdiva Says:

      Thank you so much for reading my blog as well as sharing you story with me. I hope you can enjoy some of my recipes on the blog site. As you can see many of them have less than the limited amount you have set for yourself. I know what it’s like to not feel hungry if you cut out too much from your diet, which is another reason I wanted to start my blog.
      I look forward to reading some of your recipes also. I do hope you feel better soon and there is a quick solution for you in 2013. I do understand the insurance game, they told me it was considered an “elective” surgery and was not covered. I’m still paying my bill but at least I feel 100% better 🙂

      Low Fat Diva

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