Once I told an M.D. that I wanted to lose weight.
“Lay off the pasta.” He laughed.
As an Italian person I should not be against eating pasta.
However most white food like rice pasta and potatoes is not healthful.
I’ve decided to have pasta at most once or twice a month.
The health coach I hired told me whole-wheat pasta isn’t a heck of a lot better than regular pasta.
The solution to maintaining your weight is to understand that having a “treat” like pasta every so often–as opposed to every week–could be fine.
Thinking in terms of having a “cheat day” when you’re “on a diet” is a mistake.
Thinking in terms of food being “good” or “bad” sets you up to fail.
In this blog years ago I touted my own strategy: the 80 percent rule: to eat healthful food 80 percent of the time.
Which for me hovers at 90 percent right now.
I’m the odd girl out because I love vegetables.
And I’m odd because I’m Italian and I rarely eat pasta.
My contention is that food that’s good for you can taste good.
How do I feel after eating pasta? Sluggish.
In a coming blog entry I’ll talk about ways to get more energy.