Awhile back, we ordered this, and it finally arrived! Because it took so long, we got a free second cookbook! I looked through some of the recipes and they look pretty tasty.
One of my biggest problems with nutrition and weight loss is that I LOVE to cook, and I LOVE to feed people. And of course all the "feel good" food is not the best, nutritionally. Fine for an occasional treat but...I am excited that we have these books so I can learn about this in an organized way. I have read a lot of the stuff on this site, but a bit here and a bit there gets confusing.
I have not had time to sit down and read all the information yet. I have a pretty solid knowledge of what works for my body in order to lose weight when I am NOT lifting weights. I do understand that my requirements are quite different. Not that I am doing anything really strenuous yet, but we are averaging about an hour and a half in the gym 4-5 times a week, and my goal is to do at least an hour of something other than weight lifting (probably hiking, now that the weather is good--I love to get into the back country!) on the days I do not lift. I am more concerned with good nutrition right now than I am with losing weight, though of course I would not be unhappy if some unwanted pounds slipped away!
I am going to be in town tomorrow and plan to stock up on groceries. As a shortcut, do any of you have favorite recipes from the cookbooks? I need to make a list tonight in order to shop tomorrow. I will not get home until after 7, then we lift (deadlifts tonight....), then I make dinner and we eat and then it is pretty much time for bed....I want to try out a few main dishes next week.
My only caveat is that I am deathly allergic to bananas and coconut, so yummy things like the strawberry coconut pudding are out. Sigh.
Thanks in advance!