How does a self professed lover of all things Italian reduce the pre Holiday girth and still enjoy life? Well, after losing 5 lbs in the last month while eating a full Thanksgiving meal, sushi, Italian margherita pizza, wine, pasta, bread pudding, bagels with fruit spread and frozen yogurt, this girl has done it. Actually, I've done it before with amazing results. It's simple but not easy, but once you resign to the fact you won't be indulging for a short period of time on butter, cheese, meat, you'll do just fine.
I can live for long stretches of time without meat, however, being devoid of pasta is torture to me! I'll find a way to sneak it back in, only this time preparing it a healthier way. My creativity thrives in the kitchen on this "eating plan". Whenever I want more substance (not meat) in a meal, I gravitate to eggplant and hearty mushrooms, finding these a great substitute!