Three weeks ago a new nutritionist decided the other gal was wrong telling me to eat MORE, and put me on a low fat diet consisting of 12 ounces of protein and 10 grams of carbs per day. Yup. No more oatmeal, no fruit, no dairy (other than an occasional egg or some small taste of low fat cheese)… In other words, no creativity. Boring.
You know I am usually the cheery sort, positive, optimistic. I launched into the diet full force and committed. I bought my weight in lettuce (I can have all I want, it’s free), de-carbed the house and prepared food so I could easily embrace the program. I’m not a big meat eater, so this is gonna be a BIG change. I was super grouchy day one, but have been easy going since. Three weeks and my jeans are falling off, my legs hurt less and I feel less “puffy”.
My only problem so far is I’m bored… As a cook that is. Trying to find ways to prepare meat to resemble foods I miss is a challenge. I miss the taste of fruit. Miss the crunch, although celery is filling the void there. I’ve made a meatball that reminds me of pizza, and cheese chips that give me that “Doritos” fix once in awhile.
But I gotta ask, if you have any ideas on how to make tuna taste like my favorite oatmeal, send em my way!