One thing I really love about the South Beach Diet is that I never leave the table feeling hungry and I always have something zesty and delicious for a main course. I do want to state up front that I do not count calories or weigh my portions. Dr Agatston says upfront in his book that you should eat normal portions. Now, granted in my house, "normal" is probably bigger than in other people's houses, but since we're focusing on eating good well balanced meals and developing good eating habits.... He says (and I couldn't say it better) that nothing undermines a diet more than being hungry. So some people will lose weight faster than I did the first time, and probably this time too, but I know it will stay off and that every once in a while, when I over do...holidays, vacations, moving...it won't take very much effort to regroup. So now on to ...
...tonight's dinner, which was a simple Zesty Chicken Meatloaf and because no bread, pasta, rice or potatoes are allowed during Phase One I couldn't use breadcrumbs or oatmeal to keep it moist, which normally would make my meatloafs very dry.
But this time I used a new product I found at the supermarket...it's a Fresh Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto in a resealable pouch by Marvini (product of Canada according to the label). A little goes a long way and since I don't count calories, it was just what I needed. As for ingredients: canola oil, sun-dried tomatoes, almonds, fresh purple basil, romano cheese,sea salt, fresh garlic, concentrated lemon juice and fresh mixed herbs.
So add a simple salad (Romaine Hearts, Cucumber, Spanish Onion & Pecorino Cheese Salad) and life is good -even on a diet.
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