Food & Drink Health

My New Roots

My New Roots – How to Cook Quinoa from My New Roots on Vimeo.

After cutting back on carbs for over a year now I think I’m done. I am going to trust that my body knows what it wants. It’s not like I have ever had a junk food problem. The closest I would come to that would be eating an entire fruit bowl full of fruit in one sitting.

I started gaining weight when I went back to school and wasn’t running as much. It was innocent enough (5 pounds). Then I scored a studio job. Running took a further back seat. More weight, so I thought I could control it with my diet. Wrong. Man my body is stubborn. It’s almost as obstinate as my mind is.

Anyway, I’m cooking up some Quinoa. I love it. Been enjoying it for years. When Josh started getting migraines I swapped couscous for quinoa. They translated perfectly.

I just found My New Roots and she just started a video series. Perfect inspiration to start a lovely day.

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    April 20, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    My philosophy is eat what I want (healthily and within reason) and balance it out with exercise. I could never stop eating carbs! Hopefully you'll be able to start running again. It makes everything better. 🙂

    PS. Love that blog!

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    Desi McKinnon
    April 20, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Kim: That has been my life/body philosophy too (excluding the last year). I love running too. Although I've been living in San Diego for 6 years now and I don't have a favorite run like I used to in Northern California. It will happen.

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    April 22, 2011 at 6:59 AM

    wait, I have to chime in… where in northern cal?

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    Desi McKinnon
    April 22, 2011 at 7:01 AM

    Murphys, CA. I had the best hilly 5 mile loop.

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    April 22, 2011 at 10:21 PM

    huh, had never heard of murphys, but we have family in angel's camp (straw-bale house, natch). I bet it's pretty there.

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