Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Greetings from Maui!

Thanks to the MacBook, I'm here in Maui and writing! No I don't plan on spending tons of time on the computer. But I wanted to say a quick hello.

My niece recommended a book that I'm really liking. It's called Eat to Live, by Joel Fuhrman. I'm only about 1/3 of the way through it, but his view of food makes a lot of sense to me. He wants you to consider how much nutrition you get for the calories you're spending when you make food choices. So a great choice? Surprise -- raw vegetables! We found a great restaurant called Mala in Lahaina last night. They start every table with an edamame puree and chips -- outstanding! As we usually do, Tim and I both ordered salads, then split an entree (grilled fish). So Mr. Eat to Live would like our choices, I think. But my Three Musketeers bar for dessert? Not so much on the Eat to Live way of eating!

On today's agenda is working out (weights, plus running on the ocean), massage, then more time in Lahaina. Life is good.


Katie said...
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KatieFeldmom said...

Sounds wonderful!!! Have a great time, Leslie!!!

Brit-Man said...

Good to know Leslie.

The only thing that strikes me is, sometimes there can be too many books.

Some people say eat certain things, others say eat less of them, some say now and again, others tell you count calories, assign points to things, have regular meal gaps, don't have fruit after meal 2, don't eat anything after 7, don't eat after 9, don't have Carbs before bed, no it's okay some say.

It can become, (when you hear and read such stuff), very daunting, I mean some of the things I do may raise one or two nutritional eyebrows, for example if I chose to have Potato with Flesh, as the train of thought is Starches and Proteins are bad to mix together, then again, I'm potentially committing a cardinal sin having Milk on Cereal, as supposedly Milk and grains don't have a completely harmonious relationship, but if you follow exactly the different things it could be daunting for some.

Some people might end up having a diet consisting solely of Chicken Breasts, Broccoli, an Egg, a handful of Almonds, and 6-8 litres of water a day, with possibly Fish at weekends, or when guests come round in which case for guests, you'd get out the "best" and serve the Fish on that.

So the moral is here, eat sensibly, and if you exercise regularly, you can justify sometimes using eating habits of ill repute, as long as your exercise regime can help you atone for it, otherwise some might say, train more to atone for food sins, or eat like a Cave dwelling Hermit, because it if it increases your lifespan by 10 minutes, then doing that for 50, 60+ years is worth it right :-s :-s.

You could probably read all the books out there, and get confused, and end up living off a diet of Powdered Egg, Water, and Myoplex lights, too afraid to even look a grain of Rice in the eye.

Anyway, if it helps you declutter your diet of unwanted things, or look at it dfferently that's okay, and I'm certainly not book bashing here, just telling it kind of like it is :-).

Have a great time, and try not to get any sand on your food. I've done that on holidays before, and it's awful :-p. :-p


Colette said...

I know your having a great time, so I won't even say it ;)

The book sounds great. I think that eating the way we did years ago is the close to mother nature as you can get. A treat now and then is no big deal, so eat that candy bar...yummmy! You more than work off those calories for sure, so you should just enjoy the whole vacation with no worries or thoughts of right/wrong.

Can't wait to see pics!!!

Irene said...

I really need to vacation in Hawaii! It sounds great! Glad to hear you're having a wonderful time!

I'll have to check out that book. I've heard of it.


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