After considerable mulling over my current dietary curse, the "plateau," the color WHITE came to mind. That's it--I have allowed too many "bad" carbohydrates, i.e., mostly starches, back into my diet. My curse has been carbs, which, in general, do not metabolize in my dietary plumbing.
Today I am carefully retooling my choices where whole grain choices of carbs are included in very limited amounts and limited sugars. Sugar of some sort is hidden in lots of stuff, even whole grain breads.
Another dietary factor associated with the color WHITE is FIBER. Products with a lot of refined or processed starches, have little or NO fiber. FIBER is important for many dietary digestive functions.
It is a maze to negotiate the food choices at our various markets as I am not a scratch cook--I am not a cook...period. However, careful nutrition label reading is helpful. For example KASHI® brand cereals, frozen foods, snack bars and their entire product line is known to have a higher ratio protein and fiber, to comparable products.
Nabisco® Wheat Thins Fiber Select (Kraft Foods Global Products) is a new product in two flavors, original wheat or vegetable; whole wheat grain flour is first ingredient and each serving has 5 grams fiber.
Recently Splenda® sugar substitute has added fiber to its 1-serving packets.
It is probably too late to see if this is rectifies the scale day (Weds.) but certainly there is no time like NOW to start. I also need to increase activity. My Silver Sneaker class is changing time, which is a mild inconvenience for me.
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