I originally started this blog with a focus on healthy cooking and I do plan to continue that, but my approach to this has changed a bit over the last few months. I have a very common story of a struggle with weight through most of my adult life. I could list the diets, but why bother! Back in March 2019, I stumbled upon the “Losing 100 Pounds with Phit-n-Phat” podcast. When I listened to podcast #1, something clicked. I need to do something that is realistic and can do the rest of my life, because if I can’t work on the reason I overeat I will never keep off any weight I lose. So now I am on a journey to eat healthy and realistically. Since March I have lost 45 pounds and am still going strong!
So what is changing in my approach to my recipes? I fell victim to the food industry and bought the story that all their fabulous reduced fat, fat free foods were going to solve my weight problem, because of this you will see a lot of mentions of these ingredients in my previous recipes. I was a big user of reduced fat cheese, fat free sour cream and other such products. No more! As I sought information and started comparing labels, it was really eye opening. For example, my non-fat sour cream had about 30 ingredients and the full-fat version? 2!!!!! Two ingredients! This is just one example. You can probably guess that all those other ingredients are chemicals, clever names for sugar, salt and a variety of ingredients of questionable health value.
So now I’m keeping it simple! You will see use of full fat ingredients, but I’m trying to use more healthy fats and include lots of fresh ingredients and whole grains.
There are some amazing documentaries out there that can educate you on this kind of stuff. Maybe I’ll do a future entry on that. If you’re curious about Phit-n-phat you can look them up on the web. It is geared toward women. Sorry guys! Also, feel free to ping me if you have questions.
So I will be trying to post more yummy recipes on here and love to get your feedback!
So as I like to say, “Go play with your food!”