Sunday, October 30, 2011

Eating

9AM - Eating challenge
You may have guessed from reading here that I am challenged with eating.  For much of my life I've used food sort of like a pacifier.  For example, when something on MsTioga broke, I would treat myself out to a nice meal.  I knew in my heart that this was not a good thing.

You likely also know that most of us have to eat less as we grow older in order to avoid gaining weight.  For me, gaining weight was not so bad as gaining inches around my waistline.  Lately when I took pics of myself, often I would not publish them because I appeared fat.  The way I looked impacted self-esteem.  I had to do something!  I did not want to turn into one of those old guys with a giant gut.

For the past several months I have been experimenting with eating differently.  What I've settled on for now is a goal of eating less meat and more vegetables, fruits and nuts.  One of the biggest impacts with my food changes has been with eating out at restaurants.  My eating goal practically eliminates all restaurants!

Yesterday here on the mesa where MsTioga and I Nite Camp, I found a restaurant called Sipz Fusion Cafe [link].  Sipz uses only soy meat or tofu.

Would you believe that I did not know anything about tofu?  I had to ask the waitress to explain tofu to me.  I ordered "Almond Chicken", and it was wonderful!

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