Mar. 8, 2013 6:25 am
Updated: Mar. 15, 2013 4:50 am
As part of learning to cook I've been slowly becoming a healthier person. Very, very little of what I've cooked has been any kind of processed (maybe a packet of onion soup in a recipe). I'm actually beginning to think in terms of nutrition a little
bit, at least so far as having a varied diet goes anyway. I've slowly added some fish into our diets to complement the more usual proteins and continue to try and find more and better ways to cook vegetables. I can't wait until summer when the local produce
begins to roll in, it's so much better than what's available in the winter.
As of today I'm down 22 pounds since the first of the year and my wife is down 75 pounds over the past two years. Obviously she got motivated long before I really did but her weight loss has accelerated since I started cooking so much. Progress.
We've only eaten out twice in the past 3 months and each time I enjoyed it thoroughly but I noticed a few things mostly afterward.
First, everything tastes salty and afterward it seems like I can't drink enough water to satisfy my thirst. I cook with a reasonable (to me) amount of salt, but I try not to overdo it. Apparently restaurants don't share my idea of what a reasonable amount
of salt is.
And second....how to put this delicately....my digestive system rebels, violently, when I eat out now. I've read that vegetarians can have bad reactions to meat if they inadvertently consume some because their bodies aren't used to processing it. I feel
like that's what's happened to me with restaurant food. I have no idea what it is in the food that produces this effect, but it seems to be real because those are the only two upsets I've had in several months.
All in all it makes me feel like I'm doing the right thing for us. And though I've said it before I owe much of the credit for helping me to this site and the wonderful recipes, meal planning and shopping list functions. The shopping list on my phone
makes grocery shopping so easy even I can do it.