One way is to eat less, but that makes my belly growl. Another way is to exercise, but I get so sore when I do that and my knees won't let me do some exercises. What am I to do?
Tuesday I was waiting for my husband to see the doctor and picked up one of the medical magazines in the waiting room. There was an article on dieting and losing weight, I naturally flipped to it first. There I may have found my answer.
Someone had written an article about their grandmother who lived to be ninety-six and never was fat. They said she always said to, "eat like a king at breakfast, a prince at lunch and a pauper for dinner." Good advice I thought.
Our biggest meal is dinner but two hundred years ago, it was lunch which they called "dinner." For some, it would be a table laden with meats, vegetables and fruits in season. There would be biscuits and cornbread and then dessert. When you think about it, that's not a bad idea. Because of the way we live today, it is impossible unless you don't work.
My husband and I both love a big breakfast, a good lunch and a small dinner. That is what I am planning today. I prepared plenty of carbs this morning so we can work them off during the day. For lunch, there won't be as many and for dinner, we will probably have a salad.
I am not forgetting exercise. I feel better if I exercise an hour each day and I firm up and lose weight. I have neglected it lately, but today I start back. This also clears my mind and my brain can function better. I want to live to write several more books and this is one way I feel I can do it.