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Andrea Dietrich grew up in Iowa and now resides in Utah with a spouse and two cats. She has two grown children and three grandchildren. Having graduated BYU with a Spanish major/ESL minor, she has spent most of her adult life teaching. It wasn't until 2000 that she began writing in earnest and discovering her "niche" as a writer of lyrical poetry. The internet opened up a new world for her, and she has spent nearly a decade now participating in poetry clubs, acting as a judge of poetry contests for various magazines and for the website Shadow Poetry, and also, entering poetry contests herself.

Ms. Dietrich has won numerous awards, as well as the title Poet of the Year 2008, from the Yahoo group, Poetry For Thought. In addition, she has won prizes from the magazines Lucidity, Bell's Letters, Art with Words, Poets at Work and SP Quill, the magazine for which she wrote grammar and poetry articles as well as movie reviews and for which she acted as poetry editor for the head editor Marie Summers for six years. Many of her poems have appeared in Shadows Ink, a yearly published series of chapbooks of award winning poetry as well as in numerous other anthologies. Her short stories appeared in many issues of SP Quill and much of her poetry is published in eight chapbooks (the most recent one soon to be published is called Prosies), which can be purchased at Shadowpoetry.com.


What Did You Have For Lunch?


Blog Posted:11/15/2012 3:25:00 PM
Well, since I am big on FOOD, and since I have not blogged in a while, I thought I'd ask you guys: what did you have for lunch today? 

This brings me to the reason I brought it up. For the past few years I have put on a little weight and it has really bothered me. I exercise just as much as before. and as for eating, I even cut my calories, but nothing was working. Then  in my spin class two weeks ago, the teacher there was discussing with us a good way to lose weight, especially after age 50,when  our metabolism slows down. Here is what he told me:

To turn your body into a more efficient fuel burning "machine" there is a very simple technique. I have been doing this for over two weeks now, and though I am afraid of scales (Have not stood on one for ages) I think I can tell from the way my clothes fit me, that I am losing some weight. You have to do the following things: 

1.  Eat first thing when you wake up, some nutritious breakfast to get your body in gear.

2. EAt small snacks every two or three hours. It is better to eat lots of small meals than three big ones per day. But don'T worry about what you eat. Just eat within reason. If you feel like a burger, just have a burger. and you can add fries, just take it easy on them!

3. After 3 p.m is a very important step. Do NOT eat anything else that is questionable food. Eat CLEAN. that means to eat unprocessed foods, natural foods and good protein (lean chicken and beef, fish ,eggs and good cheese, NOT valveeta or cream cheese or processed cheese)

4. THREE hours before you go to bed, STOP eating. This way, by allowing your body a lot of time to perform its function of burning the calories you put into it earlier in the day, your body will become more efficient at what it does. I am a night owl, so I can eat until 9 p.m!!! and I usually snack on sunflower seeds before 9.


That's all there is to it. No fancy diet. Just remember to eat what you want (within reason) during the day and EAT CLEAN after 3. And don"T eat at all 3 hours before bed. Also, eat as soon as you can upon rising in the morning.  

BY the WAY, today here was my wonderful lunch: from Smith's Deli section: a tuna croissant sandwich with a few onion rings and a few tiny taquitos and cream cheese peppers! YUM. So what did YOU have?


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  1. Date: 11/27/2012 5:13:00 PM
    I've been described as a light eater. Once it gets light, I start eating. My kids have been busting on me to lose weight. Maybe I'll give this a try.

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  1. Date: 11/17/2012 12:17:00 AM
    I always take Thai foods here Andrea! Whew! Thai foods are very spicy; but, I already got used to it. Sometimes, no diet, lol. now I'm gaining weight. Thank you for the nice blog my friend. I'll take it.

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/18/2012 6:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    love thai food!!!
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 8:22:00 PM
    What did I have for lunch... well, let's see at least it didn't look at me i saw a gal pick out the rocks as she sat there with holes in socks lunch had no eyes, no tail, no feet so thought it must be safe to eat was yellow squishy looked ok and a little kid kept flies away. Victoria Juja, Kenya

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/16/2012 11:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    OH MY! and I know you also had such a bad day. You are a marvel, Victoria.
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 4:10:00 PM
    After reading what everyone else had I'm a little embarrassed to admit I had a cold homemade cheeseburger left over from two that I made last nite (I like them hot or cold) These cheeseburgers were true monsters...'dressed', as we call them here...meaning everything you can find in the fridge and cabinets to go on them...you have to toast the buns to keep them from disintegrating half way thru eating...as usual, my eyes were bigger than my stomach...

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/16/2012 4:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    tim, I think your food sounds luscious!
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 3:51:00 PM
    Dr. Oz had a woman on his program the other day..She has written a cookbook called "The Hungry Woman's Cookbook"..She gave some ideas on how to expand the food we eat to make it look and feel like more but reduce the caloric content of food..Sara

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  1. Date: 11/16/2012 3:47:00 PM
    I had chicken and dressing home cooked(small portion), field peas(small portion), fried potato croquettes(one), and whole berries cranberry sauce..It all fit on a lunch size plate..Glass of water to drink..Sara

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/16/2012 4:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    that sounds nice, Sara. And I like watching Dr. Oz hints too.
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 2:34:00 PM
    i'm okay with 2,3,4, andie.. i hardly take breakfast for some reason, yipers!... i finally had a greeat lunch: grilled salmon, tofu with veggies and beef soup, japanese style.... but the dessert was sinful---half of banana split!...:) huggs

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/16/2012 4:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I think you must be a very healthy eater, Nette. I am not a breakfast eater either but everyone really should do it!
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 1:40:00 PM
    Great advice Andrea! Yep, smaller meals more often helps speed the metabolism up. I had a chicken fried steak sandwich and chips--not exactly healthy! lol

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/16/2012 4:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    but who cares. it's yummy!
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 12:58:00 PM
    I see John St. Rachel below, might have had himself a helping of some lunch-time porn :D~ Today I merged breakfast with lunch. Not a great thing to do. Started with an appetizer of an omelette (shroom/onion/aged cheddar), honey-garlic sausages, country-style homefries with a side-dish of thai pepper jelly. Then I dug into a bowl of clam chowder, a greek salad, buffalo rump-roast(charred on the outside, rare within), 1/2 a cornish hen, a salisbury steak, a 12inch tuna sub, oysters, stuffed portabello mushrooms, asparagus tips lightly sauteed in garlic and butter, washed-down with 2 litres of 3% milk and a jug of cranberry juice. This was followed by a desert of a reheated Big Mac and corndog, 3 tacos, a tub of heavenly hash ice cream, and half-a-box of turtles chocolates. That was 2 hours ago, and I am already famished!

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/16/2012 4:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hahaha, most of those sound damn good to ME
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 10:52:00 AM
    Yeah, I've heard many similar tips before, which is one of the reasons I simply left a reply on Frank's comment, then zoomed off the blogs again. Snacking throughout the day instead of eating 3 larger meals, has, is, and will always be recommended because as a species we were meant to snack a lot(hunting small game during off-peak migrations, etc, foraging for roots, nuts, berries). I still have the habit of eating too close to bedtime, but I don't mind a little extra padding to smooth and soften the edges....now old ladies ask me to help them load groceries in the trunk or cross the street, instead of taking off in the opposite direction when they see me walking towards them :D

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/16/2012 4:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I just don't imagine you as padded. hahaha
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 10:03:00 AM
    Andrea, your comment about an apple with not much water for breaky making you choke made me remember the cardinal rule of breakfast, MUST have protein... fruit itself does not get your metabolism going the way you want . I also have trouble swallowing food in the morning, if you throw some ( half a cup maybe) fruit in a blender with some ice ( 4 cubes) some water or soy milk and a scoop or two of protein powder you will be amazed at how full you feel but energized not sluggish and just as easy to take as a second cup of coffee. Then you can still have your other two normal meals and a couple small snacks ( almonds are highly recommended) and feel better and lose weight.

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/16/2012 4:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, Francine, I am sure that must be it. Only fruit does that to me. I am type O blood and we BE the protein eaters of the planet!!!
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 5:24:00 AM
    Fish & Chips it's friday Andrea, cannot break with tradition....

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/16/2012 7:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have to tell you.... I LOVE your tradition. Fish and chips, YUM
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 4:01:00 AM
    hi andrea, I had a herb omelette with some black olives, not very exciting :-)

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/16/2012 7:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Charlotte, omelets can be very nice. I like mine with nice cheese melted inside. Onions and mushrooms are nice too.
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 1:30:00 AM
    I had a piece of stale bread wrapped round a bit of dried chicken, no time for butter or the niceties. As I was driving and trying to chew through this culinary delight, I gagged on it and threw it out for the birds. I noticed it was still there this morning. Must try what you said as obviously the pounds you are losing you are giving to me xx

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 11/16/2012 10:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    This is so funny!
    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl Date: 11/16/2012 8:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Its a constant in this house they are always bashing me on the back to choke something up or they could be just bashing me... not sure.xx
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/16/2012 7:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    you are funny. I'd gag too. Unfortunately I sometime gag on the "good" stuff. Sometimes when I eat early breakfast of apple with not much water, It gets stuck in my throat and I have to gag it out or I feel like I'm gonna die. Did that ever happen to you?
  1. Date: 11/15/2012 9:03:00 PM
    Thanks for the tips, Andrea. I'll have to try them. I've got to start eating better and get some of these extra pounds off.

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    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman Date: 11/16/2012 10:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Pictures are deceiving! I'm 5'2" tall and carrying around at least 50 lbs more than I should. But thanks for the comment!
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/16/2012 7:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hahaha. You can't have gained much then!!
  1. Date: 11/15/2012 9:01:00 PM
    We do not have that store here... Smiths... we've got SAMS CLUB... HEB... and the all time Wal_mart... LOL

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/16/2012 7:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    we have those places too. costcos I bet you have that too!
  1. Date: 11/15/2012 8:48:00 PM
    Good blog.I had Rice,dal,fish curry,mix veg and salad.Now do a blog on How to GAIN some weight.

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/16/2012 7:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I just love curry, Kash. Do you use it in the rice? For gaining weight, here is what you do. Just become a woman and turn 50!
  1. Date: 11/15/2012 8:40:00 PM
    My daughter and I treated ourselves to lunch out today at a local pub, I had the homemade quiche(bacon, tomato and cheese), she had the chicken burger plain. We have both been dieting for months now and the biggest change we made was breakfast, we never used to eat it, now we usually start our day with a protein shake with some sort of fruit in it and the rest of the diet is very like yours ( dr. Mark Hymen's diet). Then we went for a walk.

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 11/16/2012 10:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dr. Hymen's diet is NOT sufficiently elastic... : )
    Roberts Avatar Francine Roberts Date: 11/16/2012 9:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    well you would think so Frank, but no, thats not the case, anyone trying to lose weight or control diabetes sensibly should google him.
  1. Date: 11/15/2012 7:17:00 PM
    Andrea, today I skipped lunch... i went right for the kill about 4 pm... at a pizza all you can eat buffet ... i stuffed my behind with all sorts of pizzas and sweete... and about them tiny tacos... mmmm... tuna... yuck.... nice thinking blog.... lol..I think I'll go on a diet now... xox~pd

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/15/2012 8:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    the mini tacos are very good, PD, but way too small! you can eat them in one bite. Do you have Smiths' grocery store in Texas. I love their deli food. You don't like tuna salad? It's my favorite subway sandwich too. Love pizza. I don't dare eat it often because pizza for me is like eating Lays. Once you start, you can't STOP.
  1. Date: 11/15/2012 4:40:00 PM
    you guys are funny!!! hmmm, I like Frank's lunch but not Ruben's. Ruben, yours would be better for a dinner meal!!! haha ( I do my guilty pleasures at lunch time now) Oh, and another good thing. If you take this way of eating very seriously during the week, you can cheat on weekends and eat normal dinners and get away with it.

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 11/15/2012 4:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Remember that Im from Argentina... my "normal dinner" is steak, pasta, steak, pasta, and steak...No, Im not having normal dinner (Cholesterol!).
  1. Date: 11/15/2012 4:28:00 PM
    I ate one tangerine, one banana, 6 cups of coffe, one cup of rice, two fish fillets... it's 6:30...and Im starving! : )

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 11/16/2012 7:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ruben, I wasn't able to reply to your reply, but your normal dinner sounds marvelous. too bad I can't eat like that any more.

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Twilight's Fading Light Free verselife,nature
Marble in Columns on Green Coupletbrother,daughter,father,h
I Will Be Strong Free verseangst,husband,lossme,
The Beauty of Yore Free versenostalgia
Wandering Soul Free versehappiness,inspirational,n
Sunset on Galway Bay (Haiku No. 34) Haikuinspirational
TRANSFORMATION I do not know?allegory
If You Are Lonely Free verseinspirational,introspecti
Time Out Free versedepression,devotion,fanta
Winter Promise Free versenature
The Man on Brunswick Drive Free verseintrospection,people
I Am..(Tagged by raul, now i'm tagging Elaine george). Free verseintrospectionbeautiful,be
Brown Sands Lyricintrospection,lifemystery
Dancing at a Temple Rhymedevotion,
DAYBREAK UP HIGH Free verseinspirational
Tea For Two Free verseintrospectionme,me,
Peak District United Kingdom Prose Poetryinspirational
PAPER I do not know?allegoryme,
NINE O'CLOCK Limerickfunny
Frozen Memories Tankaart
Summer's Voice Free verseseasons
Lazy Day Free verselife,nature
I Was Me Biolife,
The First Kiss or That Darn Ann Landers Lyricme,nostalgia,song,travel,
Crimsom Beauty Dramatic monologueangst
Red Geraniums Free verse 

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