Friday, February 17, 2012
Eating healthy: Couscous, quinoa and brown rice
And the mainstays of my change in habits are whole grains, vegetables, and brown rice.
It worked. Five or six years ago, under extraordinary circumstances, I spent almost eight months trying to get this painful condition under control. This time, because I knew what to do, it took only three or four weeks. I knew what caused it - stress and lack of exercise and eating poorly - and I took care of all of those things. Even then, it took almost two weeks to get back to normal.
I had been eating couscous and quinoa and brown rice anyway - but I've now made them the centre of my diet. I often make one of these things with vegetables for dinner with chicken or fish (see above - isn't it beautiful?) and then have it for lunch the next day. It makes cooking easier - because I cook once for two meals, and it's good for me.
I can't promise I'll do this forever, that I won't fall back into bad habits, but I am going to try.