OK, so the higher protein thing just wasn’t working for me. It never does, and I don’t know why I keep trying to eat that way. I ALWAYS return to the way of eating that helped me lose weight, a diet higher in fat with moderate carbs and protein. I think the problem is that I always try and eat a ton of lean protein, and my body simply converts the excess protein to glucose causing me to gain weight…and trust me, the last thing my body needs is excess glucose. I was aiming for 1 gram of protein per 1 pound of body weight, but now I’m no longer aiming for a certain number as far as protein is concerned. What I’m aiming for is fat, (my favorite), both saturated and unsaturated, but there is still some carb lovin going on…in the form of squash!
Have you ever seen these?
Kabocha chips!!!!! I did a little exchange with local reader JacobC. We traded some kabocha chips he received from a friend in California for a batch of Oaties. Oh my gosh, 2 of my favorite things combined into one: chips and kabocha squash. Thank you JacobC! These did not last long. 🙂
The other day, I was running low on kabocha, but really wanted some jarbocha, AKA kabocha in a jar (coined by brilliant reader Carolyn). So, taking a cue from Susan, who pimps out her yogurt with carrot baby food, I pureed the last of my leftover roasted kabocha with some steamed carrots, cinnamon, and stevia to fill up this jar schmeared with almond butta.
I’m not the only one doing some major kabocha lovin. Check out Carolyn’s stash…
Carolyn, I’m completely green with envy. I definitely see a trip to the Asian market in my future very very soon.
So, I know I’m going to get a lot of questions regarding saturated fat, and I am of the opinion that it is not necessarily a bad thing. I do eat meat, but I’m pretty picky. CD and I prefer grass fed FINISHED. Before you leave comments or email me regarding this topic, please read this post by Dr. Kurt G. Harris. This guy has done his research, and I think he brings up some interesting points.
I keep thinking today is Sunday since CD has the day off from work. On the agenda for this morning is some more hyperbolic resistance training, and then I hope to spend the rest of the day with my hubby until I have to go to work. See ya later. 🙂