Just finished a great meal.
by, 06-20-2010 at 22:10 (1139 Views)
The family is out of town for the month, and I would hate to waste a nice chuck roast eating it all by myself, so I invited a friend over to help me consume this delicious dinner.
Sous Vide chuck roast (48 hours at 131 degrees, seasoned with ginger, garlic, butter and beef base), seared and served medium rare.
Green Beans Almondine in a beef cream sauce
Carbquick Cheddar Bay biscuits (2 net grams per biscuit!)
And, for dessert, Protein Peanut Butter Chocolate fudge with a dollop of whipped cream on top
As we sat after the meal, reflecting, my friend commented how different it felt after consuming such a nice big meal without any sugar or starch. Ordinarily, eating a meal that size would have rendered him nearly comatose, but after this one he was just relaxed and sated. Comfortable.
We talked about how much better our lives have been since making this change. Energy levels up all day long, weight lost effortlessly, hunger nonexistent even if you can't get to a meal for some reason. He mentioned his high blood pressure and the fact that he has been on a pill for it for the past 6 years. He hasn't had it checked since February at his last checkup. I bet when he has it checked this week he will be able to taper off the BP medication, too. I will post here when he finds out.
When he came back to jujutsu he was about 20 lbs heavier than he is now, about 7 weeks later. He went from blowing and wheezing halfway through class to having wind all class long.
Made me feel real good.
I am thinking about asking the Y if they would let me have a monthly screening of "Fat Head" there for anyone who wants to sit in. There's a LOT of people here in Baton Rouge who just can't lose weight and desperately need to. It is literally killing them. No hyperbole. It's really not their fault--they are doing what they were told was best for them.