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Re: FF:...sigh....went to the doctor yesterday....

Don't worry about family sized portions - that just means you don't have
to cook for a few days!  Most recipes are pretty easy to cut in half, too,
or to double so that you use the whole grapefruit... It truly is a pain to
juggle in a strict diet to a busy lifestyle (trust me - I know how you
feel), but it's worth it.  And pretty soon it gets very exciting, as you
experiment with new foods, spices, flavorings, etc.  Course, you have some
pretty bad meals a few nights when an experiment goes wrong and you don't
have time for anything else...

My big recommendation - buy a breadmaker and a rice/vegetable steamer.
That will save you gobs of time.

--Dave, who will be in San Diego soon and will try to arrange for nice

On Thu, 26 Feb 1998, Gloriamarie Amalfitano wrote:

> sigh...went to the doctor yesterday and he informed me in no uncertain
> terms that I must loose weight or else....Well, I know that he's right....I
> am on a LOT of diffrent meds and several of them all have the side effect
> of weight gain.  Weight loss is of course a very stressful thing and I am
> trying...
> I was thinking how best to go about this....one of the things that
> discourages me are the cookbooks such as MacDougall's...  let me see if I
> can communicate this in any form that makes sense.
> I am a single person, household of one.  I would dearly like to find the
> sensible eating plan cookbook that contains menus, recipes, shopping lists
> etc for the single person.  I really don;t want to have to think too much
> about this.  I am juggling a LOT of stuff and adding one more things feels
> like more than human flesh can bear...
> but MacDougall cookbooks and Ornish cookbooks don't have the grocery
> lists....plus all of the meal plans are for family sized
> prepearations...which means the danger of over eating.  Plus so many times
> these recipes want a person to have 1/2 of a grapefruit one day and then
> never have any more grapefruit that week and the rest of it goes bad.  Or a
> recipe calls for some of this and some of that and I put the remainder away
> in the fridge and it goes bad.   I can't afford to be wasting food.  I am
> on a fixed income, so I have to watch every penny.
> Well, you see my frustration.  any suggestions would be vey welcome.
> --
> Gloriamarie  writing to you from San Diego, whose is pretty darned sure all
> her complaints about the perfect weather out here have caused El Nino
> How do I set my laser printer on stun?
> mailto:gma@xxxxxxxx