What's a Youatarian? It's my own phrase I have used when people ask me how I have lost my excess weight. I'm a Youatarian and live the youatarian lifestyle. Simply put, a Youatarian is someone that follows YOU On a Diet. For any YOAD followers out there that would like to adopt the phrase
for themselves, please feel free.

- Marshall (aka Orlando Tek)

Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my blog!

My Story

In July 2006, I visited the doctor for a multitude of
ongoing medical problems and when I weighed
in I remember being 305lbs. That was the heaviest
I could ever remember weighing on any scale in my life.

My wife, also overweight, started some small changes
in her diet at that time and those changes made its way
through into my diet as well.

In September 2006, I watched my mother undergo
triple bypass surgey. And I always believed her
to be of modest health although she had passed
on a few of her problems to me including high blood
pressure and acid reflux issues. In her early 20's,
unaware of her high blood pressure problem, she
actually had a stroke, although not very severe.

My dad is a bit healthier even though being
12 years older than my mom, but he has borderline
adult onset diabetes and he had a stint put into an
artery a few years back.

Taking in all this information, It was then I decided
I needed to make some serious changes in my life
or I will be the next one on the heart ward not too
long from now.

It was Novemeber, 2006 and I was already following
the few changes my wife had made to her diet and we had
both lost about 15lbs in the last few months. Any
change at this point was a good change. We watched
a Discovery Health special called YOU: On A Diet featuring
the YOU docs and a few families incorporating YOAD
into their daily lives and showing their amazing progress.

The very next day, November 7th, 2006, my wife and
I went through every cabinet and cupboard in our
house and got rid of ALL the bad foods. We then
went to the grocery store and bought foods that
met YOAD and from that day we have not looked back!

We could not find the book at any local store so we
ordered it off Amazon. It took a few weeks to arrive
but we started cooking with only YOAD approved foods
using YOAD approved methods and we WERE seeing
results even before the book arrived.

From there it has been all downhilll. I have lost 110lbs
since starting on YOAD in November but about 125lbs
over the last 18 months total. Wahoo!

And most of my medical problems related to my weight
have now vanished including high bood pressure, acid
reflux and sleep apnea. I have much more energy and
I feel better than I can ever remember!

And its all thanks to YOAD!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Brown Rice Vs. White Rice

Q. Why is brown rice healthier than white rice? Is there that much difference?

A. Yes! There is a big difference:

White rice has the outer husk (covering) removed; brown rice doesn't, which is why it is brown. Almost all the vitamins, minerals and fiber in rice is in this outer covering - white rice is just the starch part of the rice. That's why brown is healthier.

Liked puffed rice cereal or cakes? They make brown rice varieties!!

1 comment:

Chari said...

Saw this Marshall and thought of you...
Posted by Terrytx-cooking light forum

I got this recipe from a grocery handout. I didn't use bison, they were out of ground, so subbed lean ground beef. This was excellent. After all the chopping, it was a snap and the taste was fantastic.

* Exported from MasterCook *

Lite and Healthy Bison Chili

Recipe By :
Serving Size : 10 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Beef Soups And Stews

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
2 (14.5 ounce) cans beef broth
1 1/2 cups water
6 corn tortillas, cut into strips
1 pound ground bison or ground bison chili meat
2 tablespoons chili powder, or to taste
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano leaves
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed
3 large roma tomatoes, chopped
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1/2 cup each diced red bell pepper, white onion,
celery, poblano pepper, and carrots
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely
ground black pepper, and salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Heat broth, water, and tortillas in a 5-quart stockpot. Bring to a boil,
then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 10 minutes, whisking occasionally,
until tortillas nearly dissolve.

Meanwhile, brown bison meat over medium heat in a large nonstick skillet
for 5 minutes. Drain drippingss from bison and stir in seasonings and

Add bison, beans, and vegetables, except cilantro, to broth in stockpot.
Simmer over low heat for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to

Stir cilantro into chili just before serving.

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Hope you are well!