Thursday, March 4, 2010


I get so frustrated with my body. I hate that my very many health issues keep playing havoc with my diet plans. I am going to have to go back to just eating a Low Fat, Plant Based, Whole foods diet, like I was. In the last few days that I have been combining this eating plan with Weight Watchers, I have had the same problem every day. My blood sugar keeps dropping way too low and I can't keep it up. I am getting cold sweats, shakes and feeling awful. I can eat the way I want to, I just can't do it counting Weight Watchers Points.

The truth is, I based my eating plan on The Ornish Diet and The McDougall Diet and both of these Doctors say that you eat freely of the foods allowed and you lose weight. So that is what I am going to do. I am not going to continue to try to combine that eating plan with Weight Watchers.

Today for supper I made wonderful Casserole. But even eating one serving for my supper with a baked potato my blood sugar still dropped. And after my healthy lunch, it also dropped. I am eating all my points and I can't keep my sugar up. I can't afford the points to increase my protein which is what I need to do to level out my blood sugar. And this has happened every day. So, I am going back to simply doing a combination of Dr. Ornish/Dr. McDougall plan.:

Lentil One-Pot Casserole

Servings: 4

6 3/4 oz dry lentils, about 1 cup, rinsed
1/2 cup(s) uncooked brown rice
2 cup(s) carrot(s), shredded
3 cup(s) water
1 packet(s) onion soup mix, 5.5 Tbsp, reduced-sodium preferred
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp garlic powder

* Rinse lentils.

* Place all ingredients in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook until rice is done, about 20 minutes. Yields 1 cup per serving.


The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

You might want to check out Eat to Live by Dr Joel Furhman. HEAVY on fruits, beans and veggies, limited nuts,grains and meat He has a webpage at his plan does not disagree with Dr Ornish or the McDougal plan, but instead refines it so that it not only helps with weight loss but numerous other health issues. It might be the answer you are looking for

Sandra said...

I'm going to try this recipe. I've been wanting to use lentils more.

Come on in for a nice cup of coffee and a chat about my weight loss journey as well as all the healthy recipes I have found, including WW points and/or nutritional information if available. I am eating a vegetarian diet and concentrating on getting healthy and hopefully weight loss will follow. Thank to all my readers for their ongoing support.