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The Doctor's Report, The Food Snob and Sustainable South - A Witty Blog by Jane Diener

The Food Snob is eating healthy and asking for your suggestions.

Well I have good news and some bad.

The good news is that I have posted a link to my daughters blog called Sustainable South (like mother like daughter or visa-versa). The bad news is what I heard from my doctor this weekend. Very very bad. I have been told that I am borderline diabetic. Not a shock considering that I have gained so much weight this past year. I do not attribute that to all the fabulous reataurants and the delicious food I've been sampling, but probably a little stress this year. I am not going to stop trying new places in our neighborhoods, but will make a conscience effort to eat more healthy. Yesterday I went to , which is not my favorite, but the only place closer than the DeKalb Farmers Market, for all the vegetables I needed to get. Keeping in line with the recommendation from my doctor, I have completely changed the way I eat.

Here's a sample of what my plate looked like last night. I divided it into thirds, two thirds small and one large. Section one contained my baked salmon, section two - 1/2 sweet potato and the third was filled with the fresh vegetables I obtained at H Mart. This is my new plan of attack. Making smart eating decisions should have been my priority all the time, but I must admit, I have no will power when it comes to yummy foods. My goal is to bring you all the best dining around town and now, along with my daughter - the healthiest alternatives while still enjoying the dining experience.

For all of us in the age of, well you know that over-50 range, weight gain and health issues are almost a given. Let's join together to share the best dietery secrets, suggestions and advice.

Please feel free to post your favorite recipes for healthy meals or what you are doing to make your plate a nutritious treat.

Still saying- Bon Appetite!

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allyson newman July 31, 2012 at 02:40 AM
You will do great !! I'm sure you will get plenty of great ideas for yummy recipes to make for the Healthy Lifestyle !! Looking forward to see your progress. Anything we can do to help you on this journey count us in !! Allyson
Barbara Diener July 31, 2012 at 02:52 AM
Thanks for the support. I will need all I can get.
Steve L August 24, 2012 at 05:56 PM
I finally took the back to school test...how can any travel pro resist. I've not seen the answers...but I've got my 10. A couple of them are debatable, but here goes: Alaska/Vatican City/Kuna/paris/Leningrad/1050 ft/Damascus/Nile/BeanTown/Peru. Steve Lamberton
Barbara Diener August 26, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Steve, You are correct. Thanks for taking the time to answer the quiz.

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