Comments: Woo Hoo

All I know is I was a lot skinnier when rice and spaghetti were treats instead of staples of every meal. Of course, getting older had a lot to do with it, but I think that getting away from the high-protein, low-carb (heavy on the meat and vegetables, light on the starches) meals of my youth helped a lot. I'm trying to change, but geez, meat is expensive.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at July 16, 2007 at 05:52 AM

Whole chicken fryers tend to be cost effective. My other favorite is sausages of all types on the grill -- bratwurst, applewurst, salsiccia, knockwurst.

Honestly, eating a high prtein, high fat diet and losing weight while concurrently lowering my cholesterol has me beginning to believe that almost everything we are told may not be true.

Posted by: charles austin at July 16, 2007 at 09:58 AM

You're right Charles. I began trying the Atkins back in the mid 90's with great success. I tend to have way fewer cravings for the high carb dishes when I am higher in proteins and fats, and can easily lose 10-15 lbs. on a whim if I just become a little more strict. The only downside is that it works so well I get a bit out of control with my weight for periods of time, knowing that I can always lose it quickly.

Posted by: David at July 21, 2007 at 09:30 PM