Foodie Goes Thin was created out of my need to lose some serious weight (60+) a few years (ok, five) after my sons were born. Actually, I did lose about 25 pounds on the Weight Watchers Core program and then put it back on, plus some. This time the weight loss is for good and I’m not quitting.
Cooking is my hobby and the thing that gives me solace from a busy hectic life as a professional and as a mom. My sons and husband are picky eaters, complicating things. I am a bit of a foodie and a Michael Pollan fan, complicating things. (see Food Rules: An Eater’s Manifesto) I want to cook from scratch, avoid artificial sweeteners, processed foods, foods with ingredients I can’t pronounce.
I’m still a member of Weight Watchers. They do good work. Their program has gotten better — healthier — over the years. I am a fan of their Simply Filling Technique, but I’ve also done the Points Plus. Now you can switch between the two on a daily basis, which provides maximum flexibility and helps with the challenges of my sometimes unpredictable schedule.
I am going into my third summer season as a member of a CSA farm (community supported agriculture). I pick up fresh veggies once a week at the farm and have learned to cook with what I have rather than plan a menu and go shopping for the ingredients.
Here I will try to unify all this with one goal in mind — losing significant weight. I will exercise, I will cook, I will share recipes, I will share my progress.