Sunday, October 19, 2008

It's Not What You are Eating, It's What's Eating You

Hi Everyone,

Have you ever heard this old saying? It's funny isn't it that so many of these old sayings are so true!!! Managing our feelings is one of the eight helpful habits in losing weight and keeping it off. Check out the week three book.

Sometimes we have to look at our reaction to our situation. We might find patterns of behavior that are not getting us where we want to go. Think about the last time you found yourself eating out of control. What were you reacting to? What were you looking for?

Are we eating when we feel sad of depressed? Are we eating when we are worried or anxious? Or frustrated? Or Hurt? Or lonely?

Sometimes we need to Reframe that emotion!! What are we looking for? If we are lonely maybe we need contact with friends. If we are sad or depressed maybe we need some happiness or control.

What we have to ask ourselves is - what non-food behavior will get us that benefit.

This week in our meetings we will be talking strategy !!!!!!

Remember - "If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution."
- author unknown

This is one of my favorite appetizer recipes - try it!!

Stuffed Mushrooms - eat them all for 4 points

18-20 mushrooms
1/3 cup low fat cottage cheese
1/4 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup chopped green peppers
2 teaspoons margarine
3 Tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs

Saute in margarine, onions, green pepper and chopped mushroom stems, two to three minutes.

Add cottage cheese. When melted add breadcrumbs.

Stuff mushrooms with mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Don't be afraid of the cottage cheese you will not be able to tell it is not cheese.

See you at the meeting,


Makes one serving - 4 points total.


Anonymous said...

missed last weeks meeting. I had to go to a funeral. The stuffed mushrooms sound great. I am going to try them. Thanks for the recipe. See you Saturday.

Mrszebs.. :) said...

This recipe looks great. I cant wait to try them. I will try them before next tuesday meeting so I can give you the yay or nay...
have a good week. :)

Karen Quinn said...

These mushrooms are delicious and very satisfying. Great that I can seem to pig out but not sabatage my plan. Thanks Lorraine for all your help. Karen Quinn, Your Old Friend from Hyannis then Sandwich