No - I don't want any of those cheesy chips you were eating.
Abby the Lab had to go on a diet too, as the vet said she was about 5 pounds over normal weight. She'd been pretty skinny when I get her from rescue and she remembered going hungry so she was a bit of a food hound. She can join me in cutting back.
One thing I've had to cut back on was the amount of carbs I eat. I can't go without. I tried the Paleo Diet for a few days. No pancakes, no waffles? And no processed meat or cheeses but simply low sodium healthy stuff like caveman ate.
I don't think cavemen ate bacon waffles.
I only lasted a few days with nothing but meat, eggs, berries and veggies. I got a call from my dear friend Lynne out in Maryland who is also trying to lose a few pounds. This is how that call went.
Me: I tried to do the no bread/no processed food Paleo thing - it didn't go so well.
Lynne. - What happened?
Me: I made it almost a week.
Me: I just ate an entire box of vegetarian corn dogs. . . . . With a beer chaser.
Lynne (laughing) I love you.
But cutting back on cheese, sugar, processed food and supersized portions IS a healthy way to cut back, but it's easier if you start by just replacing a few meals as you gradually adjust to healthier eating habits. This was my lunch today.
For dinner - something totally new.
ZOODLES. That's right, noodles made out of zucchini. I bought the little julienne tool at Amazon and figured - worst case scenario we could eat the sauce.
Simply wash the zucchini's, cut off the ends and make a thin slice on the top and bottom. so it stays in place on the cutting board and you have a level surface to julienne, Then, simply run the slicer over it to make long strands of zuchinni.
Cover the zoodles and nuke for two minutes when the sauce is heating. (If you're doing a big batch you might want to cook a bit longer).
I'll still have my occasional small portion of pasta and bread, but when I've overdone on the carbs I know I can use my zoodle and have a healthy dinner.