My go-to meal used to be butter-slathered sourdough bread covered in Cheetos. (Yes, really.) I had the high blood pressure and multiple chins to prove it.
Add four years (and subtract 165 pounds)—my journey to find healthful, great tasting food continues.
Diet food sucks. Boiled vegetables and limp fish and rice cakes are the devil. Why eat mushy green beans when you can feast on crispy, zesty, blackened asparagus? Why drink a grainy diet chocolate shake when you can have a warm egg and ricotta peasant-bread sandwich, soft yolk drizzling over a pile of crisp arugula and fresh cheese?
Healthy, non-sucky food exists. My job is to find (and eat) it. Join me.