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Changing the way you eat doesn't always mean you have to give up your
Maggie Morris includes her beloved pizza and the
occasional hamburger or filet mignon in her food plan. But she has them only
about every three months. And she has small portions. "I have what I call my
worth-it foods," says Morris, a nurse who lost 50 pounds while exercising more
and eating healthier.
She often changes those foods to make them
more healthy. No more bacon cheeseburgers at the fast food restaurant. "I eat
hamburgers, with lean meat, and I make them at home on the grill."
She loves pizza, but she no longer eats the kind with mounds of cheese
"The pizza I'm eating now is more European
style—thin crust, with a lot of nice seasonings, tomato or a marinara sort of
thing, with basil and a little bit of the mozzarella or provolone," she says.
"I just love the wood-fired crusts with less cheese. I thought I would hate
that. What I've discovered is that I taste flavors so much more now than I did
when I ate my high-fat diet."
When she craves something sweet, she
will have a small portion of premium ice cream once in a while. But she's more
likely to reach for a fat-free fudge bar.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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