Cooking: The Gestalt

Last time I blogged on healthy cooking, I mentioned running your numbers – but not overdoing it. Check a few things like Sodium or calories or Iron or whatever you need, but don’t get insane about it. You had to track the right numbers relevant to your goals – Active Numbers that led to your Goal Numbers (like lower weight).

But number-tracking is really only part of good healthy cooking, and for some people it’s barely an issue. For instance I lost weight and of the weight I lost, over a third of it was from changing what I ate, no measuring calories (just sodium, fat, and protein to stay healthy). What helped me the most was The Gestalt.

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Cooking Healthy: Do the Numbers

I get asked about healthy cooking now and then since I’m kind of obsessed with it. And by that I mean actually cooking healthy and delicious, which really isn’t too hard once you get into the swing of it.

The thing is that healthy cooking often involves goals, even if the goal is “eat less crap” (since you measure your crap-consumption numerically once you figure them out). That can make the situation boring or confusing as you juggle proteins, sodium, meal counts, and the like.

However, it’s really pretty simple – you just need to look at the right numbers.

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