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Cravings yesterday (but not what you’d expect); New recipe coming soon.

Monday, April 11, 2011 by  
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April
11
2011
Asian Stir Fry

Asian Stir Fry

Now that my cut is over it feels awesome to know I can relax my diet a bit and not be so strict all the time. Yesterday afternoon I was experiencing some serious cravings… for my healthy Asian Stir Fry that I ate at least once every week the entire time I was cutting. 😆

Even after more than three months of ultra-strict dieting I still have absolutely no desire for a heavy splurge meal. On one hand that’s a little surprising, but on the other hand I understand why that is: the past 14 weeks of cutting has served as an important reminder that a healthy diet makes me feel absolutely incredible. When I let my diet slip late last year I slowly started feeling less than my best. I think the change was almost imperceptible over the last three months of 2010, but the contrast when I flipped the switch and returned to my 100% clean diet in January was stark.

Yesterday Lisa whipped up a wonderful spicy dish made with grilled chicken, pinto beans, Rotel tomatoes, Habanero peppers, green chilies, lime, cilantro and Mexican spices. She based the dish off an existing vegetarian recipe, but she modified it quite a bit (I helped, too: the chicken, lime and cilantro were my contributions). This dish was super easy to make, it tastes incredible and it is very healthy. I only tried a couple of bites yesterday while we perfected the flavors, and so I can’t wait to sit down and eat a whole bowl later today. We created a bunch of meal-sized portions and froze them for quick reheating. A few minutes in the microwave, some brown rice and a little fresh cilantro tossed on top and you’ve got a delicious and very healthy meal that’s ready in mere minutes. I’ll be adding this to the recipe section once I have a picture.

John Stone Fitness Comments

7 Responses to “Cravings yesterday (but not what you’d expect); New recipe coming soon.”
  1. John, I have a question for you. I know you’re very good at keeping track of everything, and I know the health benefits of eating right, exercising, etc.
    Have you made an analysis of the ECONOMIC benefits of keeping strict to your diet, eating healthy meals at home instead of going out or ordering in junk food, etc.? I’m just curious, since it’s something I somewhat notice whenever I go on a diet and buy healthy groceries, but since you’re far more strict than I, maybe your results are more impressive.

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    • We don’t eat out much (maybe a half-dozen time per year), but last year when I let my diet slip we were eating more take away (stuff like barbecue and pizza). That crap adds up quick for sure. I know we were spending 60+ bucks per week on that junk for a few months there, maybe more.

      The most expensive part of our grocery bill is proteins, but we can almost always find good deals that make the cost per serving actually fairly cheap. The second most expensive part of our groceries is fresh produce, and that’s one of the reasons why we’ve recently started growing our own fruits, vegetables and herbs.

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  2. It no doubt costs more. I always comment to my wife when we are at the grocery store about our cart being half full and the total is always around $180. Then you see the family of four with two full carts with white bread, mac & cheese, cubes of mountain dew, 5 gallons of ice cream and their bill is just over $100. Its flat out painful to see. Why does healthy, unprocessed food cost so much more?

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  3. Well, we’ve started eating more healthy foods since about the beginning of the year. You could say the food is more expensive, but we used to eat out probably 5 days a week or more, so not going out to eat all the time and cooking healthier food at home instead has definitely reduced the cost for us. Plus, the more you shop the better you get at finding deals, like sales on Chicken, by heads of lettuce instead of buying it in bags, etc. I find going to the store Sunday morning I can save a lot on the meats that are on sale. It takes practice but I don’t feel it has to cost THAT much more.

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  4. John following on from your posts over the last few days have you got your head around that you have just completed your last ever proper cut?!!! That must be weird after so many years 🙂

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    • Hrm, can’t say I’ve given it much thought. I’m focused on the new goals!

      I will be cutting again, probably every year pre-spring to get ripped up. But the cuts will be from ~10% to 8% and relatively short.

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  5. @craigstr: You should watch the movie “Food Inc.”. I’m not trying to preach about organic foods, the way animals are treated, etc. but the movie touches upon why food that is bad for you is so cheap.

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