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Nutrition and Diet

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Getting Lost in Haarlem (that’s Haarlem with two “a”s)

5 Oct 2023 7 minute read 0 comments 7th Decade Redhead

In 2018, my husband planned this amazing self-guided bicycle tour to celebrate our retirement. We were taking our recumbent bicycle built for two to Europe where we would take two separate bike tours, back-to-back. One tour started and ended in Amste...

Are We In Recovery????? Hello, my name is…..

3 Oct 2023 4 minute read 2 comments 7th Decade Redhead

If you are in substance abuse recovery, you might find this post a little uncomfortable and may want to skip it.   Every Thursday, my husband and I have a date night. This involves going out to eat usually. We’ve been doing it 20 years now. We’ve liv...

Where am I? (I’m Workin’ it, Baby!)

1 Oct 2023 5 minute read 0 comments 7th Decade Redhead

(photo courtesy of rovenimages.com)   When I decided I had something to say about weight loss, I had already achieved my 60 pounds by 60 years by following the calorie deficit diet. It was the most weight I had ever lost in my life to date and the lo...

An Unpopular Opinion: Vegan Meat Zombies

29 Sep 2023 2 minute read 0 comments Great White Snark

If/when the Zombie Apocalypse hits, Vegetarians and Vegans are going to eat meat again. Don't tell me you're not. Y'all are just one juicy beef burger or T-bone steak away from being meat zombies anyway, as far as I'm concerned. I'm surprised you're...

Something Fishy’s Goin’ On (I don't like fish.... really)

29 Sep 2023 5 minute read 0 comments 7th Decade Redhead

(photo courtesy of Geraud Pfeiffer) In four previous posts, I’ve talked about other food groups (see links at the end of this post). I’ve avoided this topic because, frankly, I’m not passionate about fish… at all. However, it’s important to consider...

Everyone’s A Critic….Some People do not Want You to Lose Weight

27 Sep 2023 6 minute read 0 comments 7th Decade Redhead

(Photo courtesy of Tobi)   You’ve been dieting and maybe exercising for a few weeks, and you might have lost anywhere from one to five pounds depending on a laundry list of factors related to your personal weight loss plan. Your clothes might be a li...

The Booze Blues – (Whatcha Drinkin?)

25 Sep 2023 7 minute read 0 comments 7th Decade Redhead

(Photo courtesy of ELEVATE)   If you do not drink alcoholic beverages, then this calorie-deficit diet post probably doesn’t apply to you.   In the normal course of my day, I drink coffee in the morning with one tablespoon of half and half that I make...

Meaty Subjects….(Moo, Peep, Oink)

23 Sep 2023 8 minute read 0 comments 7th Decade Redhead

If you are vegetarian, vegan or do not eat meat, you probably want to skip this post.   Adjusting my meat consumption on this calorie-deficit diet was one of the biggest adjustments I had to make. I was used to consuming eight to ten ounces of meat (...

Fruit – OMG!!! SUGAR!!!

21 Sep 2023 4 minute read 2 comments 7th Decade Redhead

I was one of those people who stopped eating fruit because….SUGAR!! I was convinced if I stopped, then my weight problems would decrease. Did I lose any weight because of this? No. What I did lose out on was valuable nutrition. You may have a legitim...

I Just Wanna Veg…. (It’s Not Easy Eating Green)

19 Sep 2023 9 minute read 0 comments 7th Decade Redhead

This calorie deficit diet is going to be a bit more challenging if you are not a fan of vegetables. Vegetables are very filling and most of them are low in calories. Try to find those low-calorie vegetables that you like or can tolerate and experimen...