Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Pasta?

Are you a fan of pasta?  Do you think you have to give it up?  Well, don't listen to everyone out there telling you that pasta is a "forbidden food".  NOTHING is forbidden, just use portion control.  When you tell yourself you can't have something it makes it that much more appealing to you and when you restrict it then you end up bingeing when you finally do have it again!  So, if you love your pasta just use 100% whole wheat pasta and don't beat yourself up about enjoying it!

I found this on the Self website-
Turn this comfort food into a superfood by choosing a 100 percent whole-wheat version. Whole grains have the same number of calories as refined or white carbs do, but they serve up more fiber, so you're satiated by a smaller portion, explains Madelyn Fernstrom, Ph.D., author of The Real You Diet (Wiley). To keep total calories in check, put your pasta in a cereal bowl instead of on a huge dinner plate to stick to a smart 1-cup serving.

2 comments:

C Stevens said...

I caught bits and pieces of the Oprah show yesterday and she had some good "food for thought" :). Haha! Check it out: http://www.oprah.com/showinfo/Food-101-with-Michael-Pollan

Journey2Goal said...

I watched the episode of Oprah last night. I bought Food Inc today & ordered both books already! I LOVE that kind of stuff. I'm already trying to implement a lot of what they said, it just gave me more motivation to do so!