Slim Down Seth

October 12, 2011

Anthem’s version of Heart Smart Recipes

Filed under: Weigh-In Updates — slimdownseth @ 8:24 pm

This recipe book was given out by my employer at our benefits meeting last week. This is what our insurance provider, Anthem, thinks is “Heart Smart” healthy way to eat.

Of all of the parties involved in keeping us healthy, you would think that the medical/health insurance companies would have our best interests at heart. After all, they are the ones who make a larger profit if you don’t go to the doctor, the hospital, the operating room or need any medication.

Health insurance is nothing more than legalized gambling, and in our country we are forced to play. You are betting you will get sick, and the insurance companies are betting that you won’t. If you need medical attention, they loose money because they foot most of the bill (if you have decent coverage, that is). If you go all year without any health issues, they take your payroll contributions to the bank and boost their share price.

Rant over.

Ok. Back to the recipe book.

The “Nutrition Information” given at the bottom of each recipe doesn’t even include the carbohydrate count for each recipe. This book is 80 pages of recipes that will seriously mess up your HDL to LDL ratio, jack up your blood sugar, raise your insulin levels and leave you hungry an hour after eating any of these recipes (to say the least). I really hope diabetics don’t follow this “Healthy” recipe book.

Here is the link the flickr set/album I made of some of the pages of the book:

Here are a few examples of some random recipes found in the book:



September 27, 2011

Week 20 (I know, it’s been a while)

Filed under: Weigh-In Updates — slimdownseth @ 3:13 pm

220.6 lbs and 44 inches.

August 8, 2011

American Cheddar Omelet

Filed under: Weigh-In Updates — slimdownseth @ 7:17 am

Video coming soon.

Cook 3 eggs in a tablespoon of butter in a non stick skillet, being careful not to break them when flipping. When the eggs are cooked on both sides, put a slice of American cheese and then cover the slice with a layer of shredded cheddar cheese. You could also use sliced cheddar if you can get it. I use shredded cheddar because we almost always have it in the house. At this point your omelet will look like this:

American cheddar 1

Then, fold the egg over to make the omelet. I salt the omelet while it is still in the skillet. I usually fold the omelet over, salt the entire skillet both over the egg and over the empty part of the skillet, and rotate the egg to the other side of the pan so the bottom of the omelet gets salted too.

Plate it up and serve it with your favorite breakfast meat, and no carbs of course. I have it pictured here with some breakfast sausage links:

American Cheddar 2

June 29, 2011

Week 9 weigh in and confessional

Filed under: Weigh-In Updates — slimdownseth @ 8:18 am

240.0 lbs and 47.5 inches.

Week 9

June 21, 2011

Week 8 Weigh In

Filed under: Weigh-In Updates — slimdownseth @ 7:41 am

243.4 lbs 47.5 inches.

Down 27.8 lbs and 4.5 inches.

Week 8 weigh in

June 15, 2011

Week 7 Weigh In

Filed under: Weigh-In Updates — slimdownseth @ 7:16 am

245.4 lbs, 48 inches.

Week 7 weigh in

June 7, 2011

Week 6 Weigh-in and 2nd Confession

Filed under: Confessions,Weigh-In Updates — slimdownseth @ 7:55 am

249.4 lbs, 49 in.

Down 21.8 lbs and 3 inches.

Week 6 weigh in

June 2, 2011

Week 5 Weigh-In

Filed under: Weigh-In Updates — slimdownseth @ 7:06 am

252.6 lbs, 49.5 in.
Down 18.6 lbs and 2.5 inches total.
No change in inches this week.

Week 5 weigh in

May 26, 2011

Bacon Wrapped Beer Brats

Filed under: Low Carb Recipe — slimdownseth @ 2:44 pm

See the whole recipe on my “Food” page.

May 24, 2011

Week 4 Weigh In

Filed under: Weigh-In Updates — slimdownseth @ 8:52 am

255.2 lbs, 49.5 in.

Down 16 lbs. and 2.5 in.

Week 4 weigh in

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