No more counting calories, or fat grams, or carb grams or…

No more counting calories, or fat grams, or carb grams or…

A couple of people have emailed us recently asking why we don’t have nutritional values for the recipes on the site. Well there’s a simple answer to that question.

For thousands of years people from Asian and Mediterranean cultures never looked at the nutritional value of their meal before they sat down to eat it. In fact they had no way of knowing how many fat grams or carbs or how much protein or vitamins and minerals were in the food they ate because these nutrients have only been discovered in recent times. Despite this, the majority of them managed to stay lean and healthy — and live long lives.

Trudy and I live the same way. We don’t think about calories, fat grams or carbs, or anything like that. We simply base our meals around traditional Mediterranean and Asian foods — and without even thinking about it we’ve eaten a well-balanced meal that’s moderate in calories yet very filling, and also rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and amazing health-giving antioxidants and phytochemicals.

And that’s one of the best things about eating this way. You get to enjoy wonderful food, and the rest takes care of itself naturally. (You can even enjoy alcohol — if it’s in moderation of course.)

Compare this to modern Western society where we’re obsessed with calories, fat grams, carb grams and the nutritional values of different foods. Yet an increasing number of us are overweight or obese, and related health problems such as heart disease and Type 2 diabetes are running rampant.