Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Slow Food

I've been on a pretty strict low fat, high fiber diet for about six weeks now.  The discipline is showing because for the first time in four years, I've been able to lose 10 pounds.  I've become such a skeptic when it comes to dieting that I keep waiting to hit a plateau and have the weight loss stop, but every week the scale creeps down a little bit more.  I'm religiously tracking all the food I consume in an online program, and it's really made me think about the foods I love.

One thing that was a very recent revelation is that all of my favorite foods are slow cooked (well except hamburgers).  I love big roasts, slowly cooked until they are juicy and tender and risotto and stews and, well you see where this is going.


Of course, by definition, the foods which are best cooked slowly contain a lot of fat.  The slow roasting turns that fat into deliciousness which makes it totally off my diet right now.


These pictures are as close to prime rib and risotto that I'm going to get for awhile.  Now back to salmon, brown rice and broccoli!




2 comments:

  1. You look great, I hope you do not change your diet. Always is possible to improve, but, you figure, is very nice now. Improving nutrition is good for health. And the sport?

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  2. Thanks, but things were starting to get a little tight. It was cheaper to watch my diet for while than to have to buy new clothes. And healthier too!

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