Friday, June 25, 2010

Very tasty and nutritious of the shelf breakfast cereal

I have been having this with my morning tea for the past two weeks. I found it in Trader Joe's. Its called High Fiber Cereal. 

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A (almost) buttered toast thats delicious and not that many calories

So once in a while a (almost) buttered toast is a treat and also a nice mid day snack or a snack before I go to the gym. This is what I use for making it. I toast a slice of Sprouted Barley bread (Trade Joes) thats about 70 calories. Spread a teaspoon of 2% fat sour cream on it. Think of it like old fashioned freshly made white butter but far less calories. Sprinkle some salt and pepper and enjoy every bite.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Another great veggie protien source

I used to always love eating Rajgira laddoos which are available easily and are very popular in the state of Maharashtra in India. As I was eating them (at first guiltily because these ladoos contain sugar/jaggery) I decided to read more about them and learnt that Rajgira is called Amarnath. 100g of this cereal comtains 15g of protein. Thats impressive.
Well, I am going to start getting this flour and seeing I can make tortillas or dosas out of this.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Importance of being hydrated at all times

I have realized the benefits of drinking lots of water throughout the day and keeping myself hydrated at all times. I used to drink one liter of water soon after walking up in the morning (after brushing my teeth). This is over and above the water I drink during the course of the day. I used to feel fresher than ever all day. One thing I can say with certainty is that I get lot fewer headaches as a result of keeping myself hydrated.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Point of no return

What I realize after being in this new eating style for 16 months is that its virtually impossible to go back to the old eating style. Not that I want to but even the couple of times I felt like indulging at a party or at a restaurant. Both times it resulted in a bad stomach upset. Whether it was Italian ravioli or Indian Samosas outside. The only kind of restaurants that I can eat with no fear of a stomach upset these days is Sweet Tomatoes / Fresh Choice. Also I can safely indulge :-) in the tapioca pudding - my favorite.

Healthy teeth as a side effect

A year into my new eating habit, I visited the dentist for my regular cleaning. I was pleasantly surprised when the dentist told me that there was very less plaque on my teeth. He attributed this to my eating lots of raw veggies like carrots, celery, radish and fruits such as apples.