Are You a Fast Eater? Here’s a Trick to Slow Down

I’m a fast eater. I often say that I’m the ‘dog’ in the house while the rest of my family are ‘cats’. I can inhale food and have a clean plate while the rest of my family’s plates look like they’ve yet begun to eat.

The problem with this, of course, is the notion that it takes some time – I’ve heard 20 minutes or so – for the stomach to tell the brain that ‘I’ve had enough, thank you.’ In that time, food you don’t really need has been gobbled down, and any weight loss chance is lessened. Continue reading “Are You a Fast Eater? Here’s a Trick to Slow Down”

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Baby Broccoli Salad

I’ve been experimenting with quick-to-prepare simple meals that can be put together in 5 minutes or so. Having no time is part of it, lack of coherent meal planning is part of it, too. As I’ve been eating salads for lunch lately, I got a little tired of vinegar and needed a break, so decided to try and create some salad-like concoctions that don’t use vinegar.  Here’s one I’ve been eating as lunch for the past few days. It’s tasty, filling, and low carb. Yeah – there is some prep involved – I have to cook the bacon and chicken ahead of time naturally, but I cook it on the weekend and it holds up well in the fridge. Continue reading “Baby Broccoli Salad”