Every few weeks I consider turning vegan or vegetarian. But my resolve lasts only a few days and I end up giving in a mean piece of steak or fish on my friend’s plate. It starts off with a bite and blows up in to a full-blown meat fest. So I’ve decided that moderation is the way to go and I try to stick to Michael Pollan’s very practical mantra — “Eat Food. Not too Much. Mostly Plants.”
My husband has been trying to shed off some serious pounds and once in a while the two of watch a documentary or read a book that will help us design a diet to lose weight and more importantly keep it off. Many of the documentaries we watch are too rigid — geared more towards food industry practices or veganism. While we value these food philosophies immensely, we are not there yet — moderation within omnivore-ness seems the most practical to us.So when I stumbled upon this BBC documentary, I was thrilled. It wasn’t extremist and it seemed to be based on scientific findings. Not to spoil the surprise but it speaks of simple substitutions you can make, metabolism and its relation to weight, low-fat dairy and its contribution to weight loss and different food groups and their place in our balanced meal. The BBC seems to have many more awesome documentaries for weight watchers but this one is a good start:
Part 1 of How to be Slim Part 1/6:
The day after I saw this documetary, I baked atlantic salmon with dill and made my own yogurt!