Saturday, August 21, 2010

Weigh in, and a light at the end of the tunnel

Just a quick post - busy day today ! However, it is weigh in day, and time to see how eating fish works...or does not. We simply switched to eating fish instead of any other kind of meat this week.

Me- DOWN 4.8
Nick - DOWN 3.4
Bob - DOWN 1.8

Fish does indeed work ! Not shellfish like shrimp, lobster or real crab but things like cod, flounder, turbot, salmon and so forth. One reason may be that it is naturally lower in calories than other meats. Another may be that it is high quality protein , and in the case of ocean fish contain a higher level of iodine. This nutrient supports the thyroid, which if it is sluggish , can make weight loss very difficult. One of our primary sources of iodine is iodized salt ( NOT sea salt) , and when you start cutting salt from your diet, you also rob your body of iodine. It's a catch 22 situation.

Obviously going to continue doing the same this week , and I will get back to posting meals and pictures. I wanted to wait to see if this indeed worked !

3 comments:

Marisa (Loser for Life) said...

Yay!

Baby Stepping said...

Diane, do you remember the very early Weight Watcher plan - it called for five fish meals a week. There were lots of elements of that early plan that made a lot of sense. So glad you had a great week! Keep the momentum going!

Hugs,
Mary

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

Mary- YES !!! Actually it was 3 fish meals minimum and you could not eat red meat more than once a week. You could also only eat a bun once a week, winter squash was no more than A 1/2 once a week and it had to be counted as a bread ( same with peas and corn). You had to limit fruit to 3 servings per day and no dried fruit, as well as several other things. This was back in 1972 when Weight Watchers was owned by Jean Nadictch, the founder. She was a simple housewife who wanted to lose weight eating normal food. Once she sold the company, the points system came into being and it has never worked as well. When I lost my 110 pounds it was basically following old school Weight Watchers , with an emphasis on nutrient dense foods. I intend to keep doing just this.