Thursday, December 27, 2007

IF and feel good eating

Lot of talk lately about intermittent fasting.
If you eat right for a while, it becomes very clear if and when you're hungry.
I ate a HUGE lunch yesterday, first because I was hungry and second because I was having a craving and it all tasted SO good. I had sashimi at my favorite Japanese sushi restaurant.
Lots of tuna, salmon, salmon eggs, cucumber, ginger and some miso soup. I was stuffed.
So for dinner I had a few bites of salad and a glass of red wine.
This morning had a hard and fast workout. Was not hungry after the workout, and will eat today when my body tells me to. Which will be around 1 or 2 pm. I did have about 5 almonds before my workout.

Lunch; Beef bourguignon, over raw spinach. Some left over rotisserie chicken drizzled with olive oil.

Snack; 3 large asparagus wrapped with a piece of smoked salmon.

Dinner will be a large salad. Red leaf and green leaf lettuce, cucumber, peppers, asparagus. (raw)
olive oil dressing with dijon mustard, lots of garlic, scallions, fresh ground pepper. 3 little lamb-chops grilled. (they have marinated over night)

Friday, December 21, 2007

Best wishes to everyone for a wonderful holiday season

Another recipe with multiple uses.

Ground turkey (I like the dark better then the breast, as it has some more flavor. Try and get organic/natural)
Some organic butter and saute, garlic,olives,hot pepper and tomato. add the ground turkey and cook all together. when almost finished, add spinach. turn of the heat let spinach wilt by stirring/folding in with turkey. I had that for lunch yesterday, so breakfast today was;

3 scrambled eggs with the left over turkey dish mixed in.
I usually don't list it, but I do drink one cup of coffee every morning.
great workout this morning around 7:30 followed by breakfast at my desk around 10.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Holiday party eating

Lots of holiday parties to attend this time of year. This is how I'm trying to deal with the onslaught of food temptations.

I eat a "fatty breakfast". This Lets me feel full until that point in the day around 1-3 when usually the holiday parties start. The parties are in restaurants or hotels, and mostly buffet style. I heap on the mixed green salad (olive oil is no were to be found) with out dressing, and add roasted turkey form the carving station. Portion control is tough and I eat too much, but it's my last meal of the day (perhaps a smal piece of fruit with a glass of red wine at night). As everyone around me is having dessert....I sometimes have a cup of coffee with cream and some raw sugar. This is sweet for me and satisfying. And much better then eating that piece of pecan pie ;-)

Breakfast; 1 tbs dijon mustard, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 scallion thinly sliced, 3 ounces chopped up smoked salmon, fresh ground pepper. Mix until it becomes like a spread. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours. I had this served on half an avocado.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Something to think about?

"Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe. What we believe is based upon our perceptions. What we perceive depends upon what we look for. What we look for depends upon what we think. What we think depends upon what we perceive. What we perceive determines what we believe. What we believe determines what we take to be true. what we take to be true is our reality.” Gary Zukav.

Breakfast this morning was my own spin on '"chopped liver".
2-3 ounces of ground dark turkey. 2 boiled eggs, some chopped onion.
Saute the meat, cool. Then mix all ingredients with some fresh ground pepper and sea salt.
A stalk of organic celery. 2 strawberries, 4 black berries, 6 grapes.

half an avocado, half a burger, tomatoe and onion.

I'm today, that's it for food for the rest of the day.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Fats in cold weather

With this cold weather, I notice my body craves more fat.
So breakfast this morning;

Sauteed in organic butter, some garlic, onion, yellow pepper, asparagus. Then put in two large tablespoons of cashew butter, 1/3 cup of water.
Topped of with some fresh sliced cucumber.
I left the picture out on wasn't pretty looking. ;-)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Leg Circuit

Thanks to Chris, from I had a wonderful workout this morning. Take a look at the leg circuit. Try it!

Breakfast; grilled chicken, (2-3 ounces) tomato, 4 olives, orange pepper. chopped and mixed together. A handful of grapes.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Thought I was going to comment? No way!

Little bit of grilled chicken breast, some imitation crab meat, 3 little asparagus, tablespoon full of avocado, drizzle of olive oil. all mixed together. Small portion but very tasty and satisfying. 2 Handful of red grapes.

Snack; Let me preface by saying, I'm lucky. Due to my work, I might get my hands on snacks others would have a tough time getting in an office environment. But trust me when I tell you, I enjoy it for you ;-)
Small (3 ounce) grilled Kobe beef burger. YUM!

Late lunch; Brought from home; container with 3 slices of cucumber, few spinach leaves, some peas, table spoon of hummus and half a pickle.

Dinner; Glass of red wine, possibly a salad.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Napleon Hill

"Before success in any man's life he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. "

One of the earliest self help books out there, Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich" has some really neat truths and unveiled secrets. I just pulled it out of my book shelf, and re-read it.
Take a peak might find something useful you can apply.
Back to food!

3 (organic omega 3) egg omelet with asparagus, tomato and scallion.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Don't get caught up in the craziness

Can you feel it out there? Pure craziness, everyone scurrying about. Shopping, buying, running, and stressing out. Remember to breathe ;-) Eat right and get your body moving. Enjoy "The season" don't let it wear you down!

Back to food........

Breakfast easy and healthy;

Grilled chicken, 2 slices avocado (from my friends back yard), some grapes and a clementine.

The cat was curious too.......

didn't eat all the grapes. I have a small fridge in my office, grapes will be there for possibly later on snack.

Lunch appointment out of the office, what is one to do?
Mexican restaurant was the meeting point.
You can still eat well there.
Steak Fajitas, a little bit of meat with some peppers and grilled onions. I'm sure the oils they use aren't the greatest, but not bad for restaurant food. It gets bad when you eat everything else they serve namely; refried beans with cheese on top, corn chips, flour tortillas, rice, sour cream.
I felt good after the meal.
Dinner will be a small simple salad with a glass of red wine.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

We don't always have time

So when you don't, make smart choices.

Almonds. about 15 or so.

Lunch: simply spiced grilled piece of tuna. steamed broccoli. Small portion of both.

Dinner; Baked chicken leg with some salad. Glass of red wine.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Tennis weekend and food

Heather, I know what you mean, ity's tought to find the fresh stuff.

Chris, the massage helped me enormously. She took away all the pain, all I had was some residual stiffness. I had a tennis tournament this weekend, worried I wouldn't be able to play.
I played 2 singles matches on Saturday and 1 singles and 2 doubles matches on Sunday. A lot of tennis for one weekend. I sustained myself the EF way.
In the morning I ate 4 boiled eggs with some strawberries and blueberries. After my first match, I came home and ate a grass fed ground beef patty and put it on the grill. Together with some fresh sauteed spinach with garlic and lots of olive oil.
At the end of the second match I ate a piece of watermelon and drank lots of water.
Later that evening, I had some more steak, together with a salad. (restaurant food)

Sunday morning, had an 8:00 clock match. Had some avocado. 11:00 had some smoked salmon.
12:30 match.
3:15 had a cup of potato leek soup. (it was all I could find close to the tennis courts)
4:30 match ate a few grapes during the match.
7:45 Some sashimi, at a restaurant.
My body was tired, from all the activity, but recovered very well. No carbs like everyone is led to believe that you need for these type of events.

Breakfast this morning;
Tempeh, avocado, hummus, a little cherry pepper. Very small quantity this morning.

Anybody venture to guess how Art Devany might feel about Tempeh?