The Grain SuperBowl!
I don’t like it when I talk to clients and they tell me that they can’t eat rice or other grains. It’s almost always because they think that because rice is a “carb,” they can’t eat it because carbs are the reason that they have weight issues. Then they act surprised when I say, “if you like rice, EAT IT!” Granted, I try to encourage people to try multiple types of grains, especially whole grain varieties, which have a higher nutrient content. For information on whole grains and different varieties, I recommend checking out this site: The Whole Grains Council. Remember, whole grains contain important nutrients like iron, B vitamins, fiber and protein.
Lent Season - What are you giving up?
Lent season is approaching. It is March 1st through April 13th this year, a 42-day span of time. Every year during Lent season, people give up a type of food or food product to which they attribute some wicked property. We all have vices - I don't know if food is what was intended or the best thing that one can come up with to atone or give up for six weeks. I do feel that if there is something sabotaging your efforts to lose or maintain your weight, and you are one to observe Lent and practice self-denial during this period, then this may be the right stimulus to get you going in the right direction!