“My goal for this month was to lose ten pounds. Only fifteen to go!”
One of my favorite NPR programs is The People’s Pharmacy. I generally learn things about self-care, a few simple home remedies, and healthy life style information.
One of their recent shows featured Dr. David Ludwig who wrote a book entitled, Always Hungry. It’s another eating plan designed to be the last eating plan you’ll ever need! Basically, it’s the same advice that’s been out there forever – processed carbs and sugar don’t belong in the diet of humans who wants to have good health. We know that!
The difference with this diet is the addition of fat, which is supposed to answer the question of why diets fail. Ludwig said most of his patients trying to lose weight kept saying that they ate because they were HUNGRY! Hunger, for those who are into the theory that the most obvious answer is often the correct answer, means that our bodies are looking for something.
Doctors have also been paying attention and noticed that the great low fat craze resulted in more obesity. Reading Ludwig’s book will give you all the technical information, an eating plan, and recipes, for those of you who are into that sort of thing.
While this book might be valid and seems to make sense, I generally have trouble with plans that want me to make a different meal for every day of the week. That would be 21 meals for those of us who eat 3 time per day. And then there are the 14 snacks. Two a day for the 7 days. These dishes should consist of some good protein, a lot of fat, and some good carbs.
But I don’t want to have to make so many different meals and shop for all the ingredients they would require. What I want – I want 3 breakfast choices, 3 lunch choices, and 3 dinner choices. I don’t mind eating the same thing 2 or 3 times a week.
And what to my wondering eyes should appear! Going to the Always Hungry website and looking more carefully at the resources, there is a Simplified Meal Plan. This plan provides three options of every meal in five different categories. The recipes are enough to feed one (1), for those of us who are determined to serve as a good example instead of a life coach to the unwilling.
I think I wrote this post for myself. Swimsuit weather is on its way. Be still my foolish heart!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.