Hi Friends! How was your Labor Day weekend?!? I hope you had some time to spend with family/friends or had a few extra minutes to catch up with things, or made bank if you had to work 😉 Mr. Hungry and I have been eating out a lot recently (probably a little too much) and I’ve been really enjoying ordering salmon like crazy! Check out some of the goodies:
Rumbi Island Grill Blackened Fish- sub side of rice for steamed veggies, it was delicious!
Hillside Spot Farmer’s Omelet After Hiking
Outback Steakhouse Salmon and Broccoli, we also had grilled shrimp as an appetizer and Mr. Hungry gave me a few, okay, many bites of his Mac and Cheese. The meal tasted really good but the presentation was kind of sad.
Overall I feel pretty good about the weekends eats, even though it was sometimes hard I went for healthy choices and was always really happy when they got to me.
We had a Grocery Store Tour this morning for the Try It Tuesday 90 Day Challenge, but I guess 6am was a little early because at 6:15 no one showed up. No biggie, I headed over to Starbucks to get some work done and type up this post!
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Moderation vs. Abstaining
So last week I was listening the the Paleo Solutions podcast featuring Dr. Ben Adams author of the Creative Process Diet. One of the things they talked about really jumped out at me. Rob Wolf mentioned that there is a theory that when it comes to dietary choices, half the people out there are moderators, and half are abstainers. Moderators can have a little bit of everything and for the most part be fine. Abstainers are those that need to abstain from certain foods because, in his words, “it’s like hookers and cocaine” to them. Once they start they just can’t stop. He went on to say that if 85% of dietitians in the world are moderators, then that would mean that the information they are disseminating about having “everything in moderation” will theoretically fail 50% of people coming to them for advice. Well that’s alarming! It definitely made me think about how I handle food, although I think the term moderation is over used, for the most part I believe myself to be a moderator. There are some foods I struggle with more than others, like nut butters (especially peanut butter) and peanut butter pretzels. However, about 97% of the time I do well just keeping portions in check and balancing my intake throughout the day. That being said there are a few foods that I typically abstain from such as said peanut butter pretzels because once I start I just can’t stop! Oh so good……
Ashley @ A Lady Goes West says
I can never have enough salmon, by the way. Interesting points about moderation. I actually think that I SHOULD be an abstainer from a few things (trail mix, cream cheese frosting, etc.), because I always eat too much of it. But I don’t want to give it up. So I call myself a moderator, but that’s just not true. hhahah! 🙂
Kelli Shallal MPH RD says
Right?!?!? Such a good point! One handful of trail mix? Does anyone actually do that?