In the interest of full-disclosure, and the fact that the people that actually read this blog are the people I eat with and go out with and decide to grab ice cream with in the middle of the day...
I am officially on the South Beach Diet.
I think y'all did this, did I make that up? How did it go?
Well for me - so far, so good. I've actually started getting into a groove and figuring out what I actually WANT to eat. First and foremost, I have learned that I despise raw vegetables (especially when they can't be dunked in ranch dressing). This is posing a minor problem because I'm supposed to be eating mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. So far my favorite is string cheese. I love string cheese. I'm trying edamame this weekend, which I also love and kind of forgot about, and I've found these great little packages of "South Beach Diet-approved" nuts. It's a weird mix, HEAVY on the almonds, but I think I'm fine with that.
The last couple of days have been a bit glum. I've been eating chicken breasts with veggies, hamburger patties with veggies, and grilled chicken salads for lunch. Mainly, I was ticked that I couldn't put ketchup on my burger. Not OK. Also, it all looked and felt like I was on a diet, which I am not a fan of.
But! Last night was a turning point. My mom made the most delicious shrimp (which of course Dad was allowed to put on top of pasta - UGH) and we roasted some asparagus. Happy day.
And - BONUS - I brought leftovers to work today for lunch. Remember how I'm not going out to lunch during Lent? I went to Western this morning and bought "Reduced Sugar" Ketchup (do you hear the angels singing?) and horseradish to make some South Beach-style cocktail sauce.
So, that's where I stand. Please do not call me to tell me you're craving margarita's and queso, because oh yeah - alcohol is out too. Unless of course you're calling me to tell me you figured out a great way to eat queso without eating the chips - because that would be fine with me.
Otherwise, I'm good to go. Most of this stuff is really delicious anyway, it just takes a little more thought than I've ever put into what I'm eating. Go figure.
9 months ago