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Dinner for Breakfast?

15 Dec

I’ve been reading some articles on eating in reverse. Try eating a large dinner type meal in the morning, a smaller lunch and a teeny tiny breakfast type meal — think high-fiber cereal– for dinner.

The idea is you’ll burn it off throughout the day and you’ll be less hungry therefore you’ll lose weight.

Here is an article from the Daily Record (UK) about A-list stars who enjoy the Reverse Diet plan. This article says you no longer need to count calories or feel deprived. You simply need to reverse the order of your meals every day and watch the pounds drop away. They suggest meals of meatloaf or grilled chicken, or eggs with baked beans.

Huff Post has some ideas for turning dinner leftovers into breakfast. Things like taco night into breakfast burritos and pot roast into breakfast hash. This sounds more appealing to me but isn’t the point to eat less for dinner? So where would you get the left over roast?

Livestrong.com explains that “the basic reasoning behind the reverse diet is that you can better burn off the fat, sugars and calories of your biggest meal of the day if you eat that meal in the morning.” The article also notes that there does not appear to be scientific evidence to support weight-loss claims associated with this diet. Furthermore, while some dieters will respond to this approach of emphasize “reasonable portions,”  others may need more structure.

Could you do it?  I don’t know about you but I can do cold pizza for breakfast but I don’t think I could handle meatloaf or salmon first thing.

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Fight With Food

23 Nov

In the early stages of my research on how to find relief for arthritis through diet, I found this fantastic article on NBC Today called Fight Arthritis with these foods.

I discovered that there are certain foods that can help with inflammation (which is what arthritis is).

I decided to try the first thing on the list: Omega-3 fatty acids.

According to the NBC Today Health people: “The healthiest of fats for people with arthritis or other inflammatory disorders are omega-3 fatty acids, one of the polyunsaturated fats… More than a dozen studies have demonstrated that omega-3 fish oils can reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Study participants reported greater strength, less fatigue, reduced joint swelling and tenderness, less joint stiffness and less pain.”

The omega-3 fatty acids foods that I have tried are: salmon (canned in my case but wild or fresh are good too), flaxseed (ground but oil is ok too — not whole), and walnuts. Here are a few other good choices that I haven’t got to yet: herring, mackerel (not king), sardines, anchovies, rainbow trout, Pacific oysters, and omega-3-fortified eggs.

I can’t say if it is helping yet or not, but adding more omega-3 fatty acids can’t be a bad thing for my overall health.

My omega-3 power breakfast is a take on a hot breakfast you can get at a certain coffee company shop except my version has ground flaxseed and costs a lot less.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Old Fashioned Quaker Oats – Quick Oats
1 cup Hot Water
Handful of walnut halves, crushed by hand
Handful of assorted raisins
1-2 Tbs of ground flaxseed*

Method:

Place oats in a bowl.
Pour hot water over oats.
Crush walnut halves as you add them to the bowl.
Add raisins to the bowl.
Stir.
Wait 3 minutes, add flaxseed and stir again.
Enjoy!

*Figure out if your stomach can handle two tablespoons at a time. That is the recommended daily serving but you might need to break it up. Try one tablespoon in your oatmeal and the second in your yogurt (plain Greek with honey, perhaps?) for a snack.