... something you'all might find interesting
I'm reading Raquel Welch's autobiography "Beyond the Cleavage" & although she credits her nutritionist for her diet guidelines, it sounds an awful lot like Atkins to me!!!
She does not mix proteins and carbohydrates in the same meal (if she does has carbs, ie. pasta, it'll be with a marinara sauce & low starch green veggies).
* here's my point* she'll have a "1/4 lb portion of protein for the main course with a generous portion of low-starch green veggies (asparagus, spinach, broccoli, grean beans, zucchini, summer squash, yellow squash, artichokes, snow peas) or a green salad" - albeit she goes low fat (ie. no avocados, cheese, olives) w. olive oil and lemon or vinegar for dressing
And she does not mix fruit (high in sugar content) with vegetables or protein at the same meal, but waits at least a half hour after eating or between meals to have a raw apple, or will heat up some fruit to have with breakfast.
- Granted, not strict Atkins guidelines - but hey, look at her! She does confess to having energy highs & lows - here's a thought, maybe if she added some fat into her diet (like Atkins suggests
) she'd be better off!
In closing I'll leave you with some words of wisdom from Raquel,
I would never encourage you to be casual about following your personalized eating plan. But if you should sneak in a "side" of fries, or maybe a piece of chocolate cake, don't beat yourself up over it. Usually, after the first two weeks of any diet the urge to cheat is gone.... I highly recommend these principles to any woman over forty, which is when I adopted this way of eating. If you've already hit fifty or sixty and fallen into bad habits, you're not alone. It just takes a little time and resolve to adjust. In either case, keep sight of your goal, knowing that healthy eating habits can help you drop unwanted pounds, unlock vital energy, waken your senses, and increase your metal clarity. Oh, and you'll look great too!