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’
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