First...success...I made a banana bread that is only about 100 calories per slice...yeah!! Banana Bread is one of my son's favorite things, especially for breakfast...so with many attempts and alot of research, on this site and others; I finally was able
to bake a tea bread that has come out consistently with the favors that make everyone happy(including me)! Thank you to everyone's ideas and input.
I started this "healthy cooking" phase about 6 years ago...I was over 300 pounds...leaning on all the "comfort foods" for happiness and support through some very hard times. At that time, I was having GI pain, and a tons of issues with cholesterol, high
blood pressure, etc.. Now, with almost 160 pounds lost...and a desire to be active and experience the world; I am working to find foods and recipes that will help me keep healthy.
Yup, some say I have "gone off the deep end"...eating shirataki noodles, and massive amounts of fiber and vegetables...but really; what I have gravitated to is Mediterranean cooking. So love the lighter foods that are abundant in flavor. And yes, I do
eat meat; just not fast food fried chicken and grilled fatty steak every night with tons of starch.
I know that I am a carbohydrate addict...pasta, rice, bread. How could I not be with grandparents from Italy and Poland. Now it's whole grain starches: whole wheat, brown and wild rice, quinoa, shirataki noodles, etc. That small change, in my starch
diet...was the springboard to weight loss. The grains increased the fiber in my diet...this began my weight loss, due "the feelings" of being full came faster and lasted longer.
I started on Weight Watchers to begin with...the online journaling helped with the first hurdles. I became much more aware of cravings/fullness/hunger...and I did increase my water intake with this...the water helped with the increased fiber to increase
the weight drop; and put my body through a "cleanse." It was that little change, that supported my transition from processed foods, to a healthier lifestyle.
I am not a great cook...I love baking...but I am trying to continue to adapt and "keep on" keeping off the weight.