Getting Healthy and Making Changes (Recipe Request)

Honestly, I think at least part of the reason I feel hesitant to continue pursuing Nutrition as my major (aside from all the awful, awful math I have to take) it because I feel like such a raging hypocrite. I have the worst diet, witches. Seriously, awful. And forget exercise (who even has time for that???). Since my catabolism* ran away from home when I turned twenty-two, I’ve gained a lot of weight and turned into a lethargic blob.

The weight I don’t mind, really. If I’m fat, I’m fat, and that’s just how it is. That just means there’s more of me to be awesome. But, I wouldn’t mind being awesome and healthy. It’s not the fat that bothers me; it’s the lack of energy and pain that I have a problem with.

And with thirty looming on the horizon (holy sh–!) I really need to get my health in order while I’m still young enough to do so.

So, I’m trying to make healthier dietary and fitness choices. Which is kind of a bummer, because healthy food doesn’t taste nearly as good as cupcakes and cookies. Nor do any of the healthy recipes I have look particularly blog-worthy. Oh, baked chicken and steamed vegetables! Many wow! Such amaze!

Except, you know, not really. It’s all pretty boring, standard stuff.

Which is where you come in (hopefully). Drop your favorite healthy (preferably low-sodium) dishes in the comments. Hook a witch up!

Meanwhile, I’ll be off in the abyss of my bedroom, digging my stationary bike out from under the piles of clothes.

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*Catabolism is the part of metabolism which breaks molecules down into smaller molecules and energy and is what most people talk about when they talk about “stimulating your metabolism.” Science has ruined the casual use of the term “metabolism” for me.

**The other part of metabolism is anabolism, which uses energy to bond smaller molecules to form bigger molecules. This is the process which builds muscle (among many other things). SCIENCE! WHEE!


10 Comments on “Getting Healthy and Making Changes (Recipe Request)

  1. I feel the same way, since I’m currently in the middle of a “lifestyle change”, trying to get healthier. I keep trying to say things like “Yum! Quinoa!” when I go to eat–desperately trying to convince myself that everything is amazing. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it makes me bitter and daydream about single-handedly devouring an entire Chinese buffet.

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  2. Good luck, lady! I’m currently trying to eat healthier and I would like to lose 20 pounds before my trip this summer. I have a little over two months 😬😬😬
    I’m trying to follow the Weight Watchers plan because I lost 50 pounds on it before and I HATE diets where you can’t ever treat yourself.
    My advice to you is PORTION CONTROL. I really think that’s all it really takes. I am of the belief that you can eat anything and everything, just in moderation. At the same time, I try to completely quit soda and I watch my sugar intake (unless treating myself with weekly points). I also get low sodium anything I can.
    Something that sounds gross, but is seriously delicious is cabbage cakes! You cut 1/2 inch slices, brush with EVOO and if you like garlic, top with minced garlic (or fresh). Then you bake until the edges are crispy. SOOOO GOOD.

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    • Low sodium, yes! I have hypertension, so cutting sodium is suuuuuper high on the list right now. But, it’s so hard because I love potato chips and Cheetos and garbage food like that. And boxed cake mixes (because they’re quick and easy). Those things basically sugar, salt, and flour. So bad, but sooooo delicious. *sobs*

      I’ll try the cabbage cakes! I’m down for covering anything and everything in garlic. What temperature do you bake them at?

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      • Sugar, salt, and flour are my downfalls too!!! So hard! I can’t remember at the moment. It’s likely 375, but if you google cabbage cakes, a million and one links with recipes will come up!

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