Saturday, March 12, 2011

What's the Culprit?

I noticed with interest that actor Forest Whitaker is cutting down on soy in an attempt to lose weight.

I have a theory that everyone can identify some culprit in their diet that is causing them to gain weight. Therefore, there is something in our diet that if we stopped eating it we would lose weight. For example, I used to eat a lot of peanut butter. When I stopped eating it, I lost a bunch of weight. Many people eat french fries. Others consume a lot of ice cream, or whole milk, or butter, you get the idea. Anything high in fat or calories is not going to help us manage a healthy weight.

One thing I have done is to find out what foods are good for me, decide which of those I like, and then those are the ones I eat. For example, tomatoes are good for me, so I might choose to drink V-8 juice because it has a lot of lycopene and only fifty calories per serving. Something else I might eat is pumpkin seeds. I really like Michael Season's cheese curls or Cheddar Pops. They are very tasty, baked, and low in fat, at only about 130 calories per serving.

Anyway, I think maintaining a healthy weight is important. Good luck to everyone in that endeavor.

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