We all like to eat. But, 7 out of 10 Americans now are overweight. That’s a fact, and it’s also a outright epidemic. Quite frankly, who can blame people for eating? Nowadays, with an onslaught of food from every direction thanks to an ever expanding media, not to mention a dose of lack of control, it’s no wonder that people are dealing with their belt buckles and more and more.
Every time you turn around, there’s a new diet. Calorie counting, South Beach, Atkins, Mediterranean diet, and so many more that it’s difficult to keep up. But if you’re just looking to lose weight, you really don’t care about all that. You just want to be able to eat some food, not starve in the process, and lose the weight that you’re looking to.
But have you looked at some of these diets lately? Some of them require tons of time at the oven and at the store. Recently, I decided to try the two-week plan from “Now Eat This”, and it took a small loan to get all the food for just the first week alone. Honestly, I don’t think I spend that much money on food in a three-week period, let alone a single week.
Unfortunately, large inputs of money is going to be involved if you into any type of long-term weight loss program. Many people touting these diets don’t let people know about this, an accident considering how much it will cost to maintain the diet that they have laid out.
But we know that it’s going to cost you something, especially in time If you want to eat well, and there is no getting around it. But, if you don’t have that kind of money for the “basic” ingredients you need, then it’s not going to do you any good.
A quick word about those crazy supplement diets, including HGC. I know more than a few people who have gone on the HTC diet, but quite frankly, I can never see the benefit of it. Most HGC diets make you go on a calorie reduction which usually is in the range of anywhere from 800 to 1000 calories a day. Well of course, if your only eating 800 to 1000 calories a day (somtimes less), you’re going to lose weight. Most research has shown that people need at least 1200 calories a day simply to maintain their weight, and that’s if you’re very skinny.
So here’s the great dilemma: finding a diet that you can maintain, that will I get a you under your calorie count for the day, if you are doing such a thing, finding food that tastes good, and doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg to make. Oh, and no exotic food hunting. It is the one thing that dissuaded me from using the now take this diet was the fact that even though I bought almost $400 worth of food for the first week, I still didn’t have all the ingredients that I needed. And don’t get me wrong, I don’t live out in the sticks. I live in a major metropolitan area. There are also specialty stores, but as I said, nobody wants to run around town looking for a jar of special olives to ground out that recipe. You give up before you even start. And if you don’t know a slideshow from a partially, you’re going to be in a lot of trouble when you’re trying to find the assorted produce that you need. Let’s just try to keep it simple, shall we?
So from time to time here on this site, I’ll post recipes up easy to make food, that will be good for you to eat, low in calories, and easy to make. Foods that you will be able to make that don’t require you to have a culinary degree, or, at the very least, a extended time watching shows on food network. In other words, this will be about diet food that anyone can enjoy and make.
Let’s face it, we all feel a little overweight increases started a new diet. The last thing that we need is recipes that make it harder as well. Nothing pulls a better off-track faster than having a bunch of things that he or she has no idea how to prepare. Hopefully the post in this website will help alleviate that. It will be more research on my part than anything else, and every once in a while, maybe I’ll post a video showing the steps.
But overall it’s going to be an ongoing experiment to find dishes that you can make that won’t require you to take out a small loan to fund and get the ingredients for. I believe that we could eat good, as well as eat cheap. The combination of the correct ingredients and know-how can make all the difference in our dieting.
I’m going to also try to make sure that they can be cooked in 30 minutes or less. A tall order, but I think it can be done. And, as I learned, you’ll learn as well. Hopefully, the site will become a great resource for you.
I hope you enjoy reading the various recipes here, as well as an occasional rant or sidebar for me. Thanks a lot for visiting, more to come very very soon.
P.S. Just dropped a new post about breakfast cereals that should help you get started in the morning.