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"Transition Foods"!

If you think every day during your lifestyle modification is going to be a wonderful sunshiny, dancing in the streets type of have quite a surprise coming! 


You’re going to have rough days where maybe the best you can do is just stay away from the drive-thru...and that may take every ounce of will power you have.  Planning wisely for those days can make the difference between taking another pound off and “I’ll have a quater pounder please”


I use those imitation meats and cheeses to create what I call a “fall-back position” for myself.  It’s what I treat myself with on those difficult days when I’m at risk of reverting back to old dietary habits.  On those days I relax my restrictions on oil and food processing just a little and allow myself a small indulgence.  So rather than order a meat lover’s pizza from Pizza Hut dripping with saturated fat and cholesterol I might make myself a whole wheat, vegan cheese pizza that has only a few grams of fat...enough to satisfy, but not place me back in the hospital!


I’m not suggesting that you eat these foods every day or even every week or month, but as an alternative to “falling off the healthy eating wagon” it’s a viable...and extremely wise strategy!  Remember that lifestyle modification is a process, not an event...not having a plan of action for those inevitable hard days is simply foolish!


Folks trying to transition to a healthier diet can also use these foods as a step in the right direction and even people that have successfully lost many pounds like myself can use these recipes on holidays and on special occasions...I do exactly that.


The problem is that nobody knows how to cook this stuff...but I can show you how!



On the Menu:

  • 15-Minute Whole Wheat, Lower-Fat Pizza
  • Mexican Meatball Soup
  • Enchiladas Two Ways
  • Spanish Rice & Braised Pinto Beans
  • No-Chicken Parmesan & Traditional Tomato Sauce
  • Low-Fat Stir-Fry Tofu
  • Curried No-Chicken Salad


Topics For Discussion:

  • Chronic disease: the modern dietary dilemma
  • How to cook tasty food with less salt, fat, & sugar
  • Kitchen organization for healthy cooking; the basics
  • Using a pressure cooker; the basics
  • What food to keep on hand
  • What equipment to have in your kitchen

Where's Whole Foods Market?
3670 W. Dublin-Granville Road Columbus, OH 43235

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