Brown vs. white

Years ago I switched from eating white rice, pasta and bread to eating brown rice, pasta and bread. My reason: more nutrients. And on the old Weight Watchers plan whole wheat pasta was lower in Points. On the “newer” plan the Points are the same. But (healthy) habits are hard to break.

And I love carbs and will NEVER give them up. Yum!

When I went to do my research on brown vs. white rice and pasta the Google search also listed brown vs. white eggs … sugar. I also looked up bread.

According to The Hungry Mouse, the only major difference between brown and white eggs is the color of the shell.

According to a New York Times article, the two varieties of (brown and white) sugar are similar nutritionally.

I have been eating whole wheat (brown) bread for years. According to a Livestrong article, whole wheat brown bread has a “nutritional advantage” over white bread, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. This is because brown breads made from whole wheat usually contain more fiber than white bread, as well as greater amounts of important nutrients such as vitamins B-6 and E, magnesium, folic acid, copper, zinc … Continue reading

I love my carbs, booze

Recently at the gym I ran into one of my spin teachers one early morning. As he and I were chatting I told him I had gone to a body conditioning the night before and then was back at the gym first thing in the morning.

His response, you must really like to exercise.

Uh, no. But I love my carbs and booze.

Believe me, if I was “skinny” I would eat and drink whatever I wanted and be a lazy ass on the couch.

But lucky for me, that is not the case. As I have tons of knowledge on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, which makes me so much healthier than my skinny self would be.

Because of my regular exercise, which includes weights and yoga, I have some definition in my arms. And I kinda like having definition in my arms. I’m no Madonna, which frankly, I am OK with. But I am still pretty awesome.

I can still enjoy my carbs and booze in moderation while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I love to eat and drink.

There are things I won’t give up no matter what. I try to only drink alcohol on the weekends. … Continue reading

What’s for dinner?

I have to say the best 20 bucks I ever spent was on a rice cooker/vegetable steamer from Target.

Tonight for dinner I pulled out an Eating Right shrimp stir fry mix from Safeway. Scroll to the bottom of the page for information on the particular stir fry I made for dinner tonight.

I also made brown rice in the rice cooker while I jumped in the shower after coming home from my spin class.

Curt and I are now enjoying a delicious, healthy and filling dinner, which was pretty easy to make and easy on the wallet, too.