|sweet potato rolls with purple rice|
Since working three weeks on combining nutritionally dense eating with a daily routine of exercise it was more than natural to me that I tested my work and results. So I binged! I had been feeling terrific the last weeks, had developed a few good dishes, kept to my discipline and worked along side my new focus with no challenges. But a few events, a party or two, a little fun in the social circuit and I caved to beers and all kinds of nutritionally low, carb, fat and protein quick dishes that are SAD (Standard American Diet) favorites: pizza, pasta, burgers and a few Japanese cooked veggie styled rice rolls.
|warm red chili kale and cabbage salad|
It was not like I sat down for days and ate at the table of Henry the Eighth. I just went with the flow on evenings out and decided to see what would happen if I just ordered as others. The results were exactly as expected. I was lethargic, sleepy, slow and drowsy, and it was not the few beers over those days. By Sunday morning I found myself with three added pounds in spite of half the work out, lethargy effects for sure. And one should not have to work out or take pills to work off their food! It over stresses the body and frankly the pills are a bad use of money, disregarding that you pay for food you want to work off because it makes you fat!. One should work out to keep limber with good muscle tone, blood flow and flexibility. Completely different than how workouts are often suggested.
Thankfully, I finished the day with a no brainer a kale cabbage salad as lightly warmed classic. Let the new week begin! The Vegetable Alchemist.