Friday, January 29, 2010

The 3S (Smoothies, Soups and Salads) Eating Plan

Meat eating. I'm not at all against it, but I am very sensitive to the treatment of animals. For 12 years I was a vegetarian, but I didn't do it right and it was not healthy. Being older and wiser, these are my meat rules (includes beef, chicken, turkey (love turkey!) and fish):

1. Eat it, but only at 3-4 meals per week (I'm guessing the standard American eats meat between 14 and 21 meals per week).
2. Keep the serving size to a healthy one, which is 3 oz. of animal protein.
3. Try my hardest to find locally raised, pastured, grass fed, hormone free, etc., etc. for use in my own cooking. Once you know the facts, you won't want to eat anything else. Michael Pollan writes all about this if you want to look him up on Amazon.

The fact is, most of my eating these days comes from 3 categories: Smoothies, Soups and Salads. When you focus on those three things, other less healthy, more caloric foods work their way out of your life. You really can't help but get to your healthy weight over time.


Jessica said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my green smoothies blog! I'm loving your "3 S's" idea. I have to admit, a good portion of my food lately has been coming from smoothies, soup & salads! I look forward to reading more of your blog and seeing what you are up to!

Wendy and Sophia said...

Same to you!

Ariel said...

I love the idea of Smoothies, Soups and Salads. For me, the biggest hurdles will be finding time and getting the family on board. So far, I've made your brussel sprouts and barley and mushrooms. I loved both, and my two older girls liked the brussel sprouts. I have to figure out a way to have time to cook separately for myself when need be.


Wendy and Sophia said...

Ariel--Are you a full time working mom? How old are your children? Is your husband open to new, healthy foods? I've got some ideas on how to get the family on board.

QZB said...

Your 3S system is simple and memorable, just what we're all looking for. Still trying to get into the smoothies, but with your influence and Scott's, I have a feeling it's only a matter of time!

Wendy and Sophia said...

I have decided to give the "simply filling" method of Weight Watchers a try. Where can I find the rules for this? I did find a printable complete list of the filling foods. Do you have any pointers?

Shalon Estrada said...

Thanks for sharing!

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