Okay, I'm the first person to admit I'm overweight and it's messing with my health. But I'm of the Garfield persuasion--diet is 'die' with a 't'. So everyone tells me I need to make a "lifestyle" change. Ugh.
The problem is I've never met a food I didn't like. That's saying a lot since I've lived in Europe and New York--two places known for an amazing variety of food. And while I love to eat, I'm not big on cooking. Most of my family and friends think I can't cook. Not the case. I can cook I just don't like to! LOL
However, as I rapidly approach the "big 5-0" I really need to take better care of myself. Which means pulling out skills I haven't used in years and backing away from the nuke'em frozen foods and easily slapped together sandwiches I've subsisted on for years.
I spent some time over the last month looking at different "philosophies" regarding dieting...er...lifestyle changes. I've settled on a cross between low carb and Alton Brown. *cackle* Fresh veggies, low fat meats (fish & chicken), minimal pasta and breads but plenty of fruits! I saw Alton Brown's Good Eats episode about how he lost weight. Love the fruit smoothie idea for breakfast. Can't go wrong with fruit! But while I do like sardines, I'm not too sure about his sardine and avocado toast.
So dinner tonight? Grilled skinless chicken breast, grilled asparagus, grilled cherry tomatoes and half a baked sweet potato. Seasoning? Kosher salt, pepper and, on the asparagus, lemon juice. All the grilling was in my stove top grill pan and everything cooked together. The sweet potato was nuked. I'll still get some use out of the microwave! Minimal fuss, muss and clean up. Just the way I like it. And while it did take longer to make than a sandwich, this dinner tasted a lot better too!
So what kind of food lifestyle do you live by?
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