Mary's Library

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Diet

I went to Dr Seppi for my regular checkup today and he sent me off to Auntie’s to buy The Sonoma Diet (2005) by Connie Guttersen. It’s one of theose modern low carbohydrate, high protein, multi-grain, fruit and vegetable affairs, which isn’t going to be easy for the Carbohydrate Kid. Already I’m depressed.

While at Auntie’s I got a copy of Laurie R King’s The Beekeeper’s Apprentice. I read it back in 1996 when I was a bookseller at Border’s and King came to visit our store. It's the Spokane Is Reading choice for this fall and I’m looking forward to re-reading it. One of the major characters in the series is Sherlock Holmes, and you-all know how I feel about Mr Holmes.

Then the Wells Fargo Wagon brought my copy of Amelie Nothomb’s Stupeur et tremblements. I’ve read three pages and except for the occasional idiom/slang/somewhat obscure word like “l’ascenseur me cracha” (“the elevator spit me out,” I think) and “le hublot,” (the porthole – I looked it up) I’m not going to have any trouble with the French. (Unlike the diet, with which I'm going to have serious trouble.)

All three books are available at Barnes & Noble.


At 5:54 AM PDT , Blogger Lisa Guidarini said...

I love carbs, too. The key is to eliminate or decrease the amount of processed carbs. Bake your own breads, cakes, etc., and add increasing amounts of wheat flour, wheat germ (in SMALL amounts), etc. until it reaches the maximum you can handle. That's my recommendation, but it's also something I've "fallen off the wagon" as far as actually doing, myself! Could use a shot in the arm to get back on that healthy wagon. Is that a mixed metaphor?!

At 9:34 AM PDT , Blogger Mary said...

Yours is good advice, Lisa, to make my own bread. That would certainly cut down dramatically on the amount of bread that I eat! We don't eat a lot of processed carbs as a rule. (I say this with nacho chip breath -- we had folks over last night and there were leftovers . . .) md


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