Weight Loss Diet Review

Dear Taster

I must review and reverse some of the things I’ve discovered about how I am choosing to Taste as a lifestyle.  Previously I mentioned that I had used the South Beach Diet book starting three years ago and for a while after my son was born.  I’ve found now that we as a family are eating kosher and as well my desire to start eating more whole foods, in a bit of a new style of enjoying the fruits of the earth; I have to reverse my claims to the South Beach diet as a lifestyle and it’s effectiveness.  Due to the nature of the artificial sweeteners, artificial butter, and unclean animal consumption encouraged, I no longer find this diet to be within my moral or tasteful desire.  It did work initially to shed the weight I was uncomfortable with, however it did not last.  As we changed our way of eating to gradually removing unclean animals and artificial food from our habits, the weight and the guilt came right back.  I do not think this is due to eating real butter rather than margarine, but rather that the diet was just that, a diet.  Not a long-term solution.  It was as they say a yo-yo, resulting in my weight only dropping when ever I went back to the limited phase 1.  Now that being said, please do not right me off just yet.  I am not saying that the diet did not have good principles… I learned a great deal from the doctor about how food works in my body, and that sugar consumption is out of control due to added sugar in 3 quarters of the items sold in a typical grocer.  I have adopted his principles concerning looking at sugar and when to eat it as a lifestyle.  I did take some helpful and effective information from the teaching.  I have simply found that my own preferences for eating whole natural food, and clean animals does not work in conjunction with the diet.  So I must not recommend it to anyone else looking for a long-term solution and you who like real butter and real natural sweeteners.

As for new ventures in the book world and foodie lifestyle, I am still currently reading the Great Physicians Rx By Jordan Rubin and liking it so far a great deal.  Also, I’ve read the wonderful book by

 Mireille Guiliano – French women don’t get fat.

It was entertaining as well as inspiring.  This book I do recommend to you.

Happy Reading Fellow Tasteful life lovers




Issue 5: Heirloom Artichokes

IMG_6049Picked up some fresh artichokes recently in the produce department as I am trying to increase liver helping practices.  Over the years of making poor choices in how I treated my body inside and out, I’m sure I’ve done some damage.  Which is why when I decided to remove any alcohol except Wine or Beer from my diet I also did some research in how to reverse the effects that my past most certainly has caused to my body.  So finding that artichokes are a great source of food born defense nutrients to assist in this process was a plus.  Most places that I have ever gone out to eat that served artichokes, only served the marinated hearts or used the hearts in a cheese sauce or pizza.  These are delicious ways to enjoy them, however I also love to just boil a whole one, melt some butter and go to town scraping the meat off of the leaves with my teeth.  It is an odd experience for some, including my husband, but I just love it.  Its like comfort food in the form of a large vegetable that takes a long time to eat, which just prolongs the indulgence.    The great part was, they are extremely cheap right now because they are in season here, and so I get double the satisfaction.

So do you like artichokes?  I think I’ve personally always  been intimidated by them unless they are prepared by a restaurant for me.  Have you ever tried a fresh one?  They are a Mediterranean staple and therefore I’m drawn to them due to my new-found interest and exploration of Mediterranean cuisine.  They are a veggie, but do you feel like your eating a boring tasteless food when enjoying them?  Its time to clean up my body after many years of not so healthy choices, and a recent preoccupation with my health and beauty.  I want to live long and healthy, while offering my body as a living sacrifice to God.  I want to live an active life for my children, and a fun and pleasurable life with my husband.  I hope to find more ways to use the artichoke and share these kosher treats with you as well as the many benefits beyond taste.

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