Sunday, May 21, 2006

Mother's Visit

My mother's visit coincides with my having recently visited a medical nutritionist. I was referred to this doctor specialist because I expressed my concerns about diabetes (the big D word) to my general practitioner - it runs in my family. I don't have it, nor am I even close, but I have seen its effects on my family members. I watched a documentary on diabetes a few weeks ago and it freaked me out completely - I went crying to my doctor, and she referred me to this specialist.

What did the nutritionist say? Well, she looked at my numbers and measured me and stuff, and then said that while I was not actually going on a diet, she wanted me to follow a certain way of eating for awhile. This bummed me out me at first but now I am beginning to see that this way of eating will not curb my gourmandise in the least. In fact it is taking me one step further in my love of food, because I will have no excuse not to get out to the market and prepare lots of home cooked seasonal dishes.
I am cutting back on the creme fraiche and the butter. Very sorry to dissapoint, but I promise to make up for it in other ways. I'm also weighing what food I do eat to be aware of the nutritionist's recommended servings, being careful about how I flavor things with oils. After a few days of following her instructions, I see that really in the end it just means I'm going to be eating the same things, plus a little extra yougert!

What impact will this have on the blog? It means I'm choosing things that will be just as delectable, but probably healthier. I won't be posting desserts as much. I am making an extra effort to ensure my choices are creative and fulfil my need for a challenge in the kitchen as well as offer an equal if not more satisfying dining experience at my table. My projects and discoveries continue!

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Blogger wheresmymind said...

noooo...not the butter!!

2:11 PM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger L Vanel said...

I can still have butter! Don't worry! I'm going to choose the best kind too, I promise!

3:32 PM, May 23, 2006  

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