I did try shopping therapy as opposed to eating therapy which the old me would have walked out and stopped right in at the pizza place next to the gym. I did try on clothes and found out that I have dropped another size. I was wearing size 12/13 which thrills me considering I started at size 22/24.
I guess it is a good thing that I am leaving the gym and doing what was working for me before. Exercise and diet at home. I am really enjoying the change in my eating habits that CORE has brought. I tried Couscous yesterday and LOVED it. I have yet to try Quinoa but I'll bet I like it too.
For those of you who wondered this is what I know about Quinoa.
Quinoa is a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium) grown as a crop primarily for its edible seeds. Considered to be a grain crop, it is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal, as it is not a grass. Its leaves are also eaten as a leaf vegetable, much like amaranth, but the commercial availability of quinoa greens is currently limited.
In contemporary times this crop has come to be highly appreciated for its nutritional value, and the United Nations has classified it as a supercrop for its very high protein content (12-18%). Unlike wheat or rice (which are low in lysine), quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it an unusually complete foodstuff. This means it takes less quinoa protein to meet one's needs than wheat protein. It is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is also gluten free and considered easy to digest. Because of all these characteristics, quinoa is being considered as a possible crop in NASA's Controlled Ecological Life Support System for long duration manned spaceflights.
Food for Thursday
- diet Dr. Pepper
- mushroom, onion, tomato
- soy cheese
- Salad with ff cottage cheese (lettuce, nave beans, tomatoe, mushroom, ff Italian dressing)
- Veggie Chili
- Fat Free Sour Cream
- ff yogurt (with splenda)
- unsweetened apple sauce