So yesterday I was on YouTube and I decided to look up a man from my group who said he has a YouTube page for Slimming World recipes. His name is Simon Slimmer and for breakfast today I made his Syn Free Pancakes. I think the recipe is from one of the Slimming World books but here is my version 🙂
30g Porridge Oats
1 tbsp Sweetener
2 small tubs of Fat free yogurt (I used plain but use different flavours for flavoured pancakes)
These pancakes are surprisingly yummy 😀 Next time i’m gonna make some lovely crispy lean bacon to have too and all syn free 😀 Delicious!!
Some good thoughts here, I have been forced to give up most processed foods since my angioplasty and lost 25 pounds as a result. And I agree sugar is more demon than wheat; I would also add salt, which is in all baked goods and all processed foods as well, as a major food demon in the typical American diet. It’s more difficult today to live a low-salt life than a low-sugar or low-fat one.
This sinister gilded crust was the model for Salvador Dali’s famous painting, “Bread 1926.”
Is bread the only villain in today’s battle with obesity?
How did this food, which people have enjoyed since the dawn of agriculture, get such a bad rap?
Doctor William Davis leads the attack. In his book Wheat Belly, he blames wheat and wheat alone for everything from heart disease to diabetes to arthritis and everything in between. His inflammatory accusations have some validity, of course. But overall, I think the good doctor is stirring the pot with too big a spoon.
Sepia emphasizes local and seasonal foods, done simply but elegantly and with wonderful flavor. I was able to order a wonderful salmon dish there.
I’ve written more than once about how difficult it is to eat out on a restricted diet. The task becomes even more difficult when you need to entertain for business purposes.
You can’t very well take business associates to a salad bar. I recently had my workplace team together for planning meetings in Chicago (two of them normally work in other cities) and so I searched for somewhere to take them for a nice lunch. Luckily, one of my favorite Chicago spots, Sepia in the West Loop, worked out very well for them and for me and my restricted diet.
So recently, I went ahead with plans to walk a 5K with my wife and friends in Milwaukee, the city where I went to undergrad school and so where I still feel most like a teenager, as silly as that might sound.
Exercising after an angioplasty may seem counter-intuitive. My first thought was to conserve as much energy as possible so as not to strain my heart and my circulatory system. My doctor had other ideas and I completed a six-week physical rehab program to get over the fear that exercising would kill me, literally.
At my one-year post-surgery checkup, my doctor encouraged me to continue exercising regularly, even saying it would help me feel less tired.
The vinegar’s sourness can fool your taste buds into thinking they’re having sugar.
Farmers markets are a great place to find the freshest vegetables and fruits to eat on your restricted diet. I recently got some amazing bargains at the local Evanston Farmers Market, quite by accident, as I was there at the end of the day and found farmers discounting produce rather than packing it up to take home. I bought three immense cucumbers for $1. And I bought some amazing tomatoes for $1.50 a pound.
I had so many of each, I needed to do something so they wouldn’t go bad before I could eat them. The answer was to make a cucumber salad and a tomato salad.
It was nice to be sitting in the bar of an upscale steak house feeling like one of the normal people again. So thank you Morton’s. I’ve held a warm spot for you ever since my 23rd birthday when my grad school classmates took me to the original Morton’s in Chicago for a steak dinner.
I wrote recently about the one year anniversary of my angioplasty and about how my life has changed in the past 12 months. Although it wasn’t intended as such, the Morton’s steak house chain gave me a gift for that anniversary. It promoted Aug. 13 as national fillet mignon day and offered mini-fillets for $1.
I didn’t expect much for $1, but I’m not supposed to eat more than six ounces of red meat a week anyway, so I was just happy to be able to walk into a restaurant at lunchtime and order something beside salad. The special was only available at the bar, so that’s where I sat. I also spent $4.75 for a diet Coke. I asked the bartender how much the minis weighed and she just shrugged and so I ordered four to start, thinking they might be an ounce each.