The title of my post today is that of a website I thought I’d share with everyone. It’s called Bite of the Best, and is written by a food writer and registered dietitian and her two foodie sons. Each week they send an e-letter focused on a new food or food-related product or idea they think is, well, the best. In the several months I’ve subscribed to it, I’ve read notes about everything from Uncle Ben’s whole grain brown ready rice, ready to eat in 90 seconds, to Saco dried buttermilk for those recipes that we make infrequently and hence have a slightly-used carton of buttermilk left that we don’t know what to do with, to this week’s fun idea of hosting a Black & White New Year’s Eve party, with a black and white menu, etc. (The picture for today’s post is from that e-letter.)
I like the website, too, because as well as being practical, it’s a good example of how healthy eating for healthy weight loss and healthy weights can be quite tasty, fun and indulgent, too. That’s important to making healthy eating a lifelong practice. I still observe folks who say they’re going to ‘start eating healthy,’ and immediately cut out all the ‘good stuff,’ e.g., it’s carrot and celery sticks galore with nary a piece of chocolate to be found. At least for the day they’re able to stick with the ‘healthy eating.’
As 2007 rolls to a close, and 2008 welcomes us, many of us will partake in that annual rite of resolution making. This year, consider the themes of balance, variety and moderation when it comes to healthy eating. That means no extremes, which generally translates to all or nothing for people who struggle with weight.
Hope your holidays are going great!