Home & Leisure

Mexican Dinner Salad

Zola on

There’s a new buzzphrase in the dieting community that is getting lots of coverage. It’s called intermittent fasting.

Intermittent fasting is the concept of going 12 to 18 hours without food. Some research is showing it’s a great idea.

When I first developed Plan Z, I designed it as two full meals (or two meals with up to 4 snacks) per day. I reasoned (correctly it turns out), that most overweight people aren’t hungry in the morning and don’t feel like eating. When I was at my heaviest I didn’t feel like eating in the morning, and as I asked more and more overweight people, I found a trend brewing. I was not alone in my disinterest in food in the morning.

Whether thin or thick in body mass, it turns out in both camps there are people who are just not naturally wired to eat in the morning. For some folks, food in the morning actually turns them off.

We all learned that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Turns out for some it’s not true. Depending on how you’re wired, if you’re one of the people who doesn’t want to eat in the morning, your body won’t process the food as efficiently. If you go ahead and eat, it’s more likely to turn that extra food into fat. Yikes!

It’s also been proven that...


Read the full column at

Mexican Dinner Salad

On a hot day, this salad is a winner. It comes together quickly. You don’t even have to turn on the oven (if you have a grill). You can vary the protein. I did steak but it could be chicken, fish, seafood, or even vegetarian. You can also vary the veggies to your liking.

Servings: Serves 2 and can be doubled easily


swipe to next page



Dennis the Menace Bob Gorrell BC Chip Bok 1 and Done Boondocks