Recently at a physicians’ dinner lecture and meeting, a friend kept pushing me to eat. I told her, “thanks,” and that I’d eaten in advance, because the choices in the restaurant were not good for me.
She continued to badger me, telling me that surely I could eat the salad (groaning under a mountain of cheese and covered with oil). Then, she pointed to the spanakopita and said “you can eat this – it’s vegetables.”
Interesting, because the lecture was by Dr. Greg Primus, orthopedic surgeon, talking about osteo- (wear-and-tear) arthritis. Knee pain is common in obesity, but can be significantly improved by walking, weight loss, or joint replacement surgery.
I eat 1/2 -1 lb of green veggies with each lunch and dinner. Steamed or nuked. 1 TEAspoon olive oil added. Nonsalt spices added. No cheese. No pastry crust…