Friday, January 14, 2011

Diet Foods

This list of eleven foods to eat when you are trying to lose weight is stolen from

  1. yogurt
  2. eggs
  3. pistachios
  4. grapefruit
  5. avocado
  6. mushrooms
  7. olive oil
  8. whole grains
  9. red peppers
  10. fava beans
  11. rice combined with vegetables
AHA!  Now I know.  All I have to do is start eating fava beans and those few pesky pounds will just melt away.  How easy is that?

I was reading about Dr. Oz and a "new" "miracle" diet.  It seems we must avoid obesogens (Does that sound like a made up word or what?  Good grief.)  Obesogens (Hm...apparently I misspell it because spell check is just not recognizing this word.  Go figure.) are sugars like high fructose corn syrup, highly processed foods, and chemical additives.  Gee, that is new and exciting!  Get over yourself, Dr. Oz.  Really.

We went out for lunch today at Robbi's Reef.  We were surprised by the limited menu, but, boy, was the food good.  I had fish tacos with rice and beans on the side.  Excellent.  So fresh--which you'd expect on the gulf, but don't always find to be the case.  They must favor fewer selections in favor of fresh ingredients, and I have to say it seems like a winning strategy.

We bought this Weber tabletop gas grill last fall to bring with us.  We have really used it a lot in the not quite two weeks we have been here.  It reminds me of how much my parents liked their little hibachi grill in their retirement years.  But we know from experience charcoal and humid weather make for more trouble than it is worth.  This works great.


  1. That gas grill is smart looking. I also use an uglier model a lot in the summer. Oh that's right, you are in Florida which is kind of summer.
    Can you do fava beans on it? :))

  2. So avocados and pistachios are ok? Not too high in fat? Good. I've been eating them all along.

    Obesegens. That was a word just waiting to be invented.

  3. Sounds like a made-up word to me, too. And, I wonder if "Oz" is really the good doc's name, don't you?

  4. The rice and beans in your meal should put you well on your way to DR Oz's diet plan! I wonder why fava beans and not just any old lentils?

  5. thanks for sharing the list. Having a grill also encourage healthier eating. Why can't fried food be healthy. Good idea with the gas grill! Some people say you cannot beat charcoal grill.


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