Hi, fellow losers!
having dipped to a weight I wasn't comfortable with, I set my budget to gain and am at my goal, again. All my clothes fit great, and I feel like a million. The control counting calories gives me...well, I'm sorry I didn't do this 20 years ago, but better later than never, right?
We are approaching party and comfort food season. This is the time of year, last year, that I lost my weight! Not by avoiding parties or skimping on the yummies of the season, but by LOGGING EVERYTHING and making up for over budget days on days I didn't have anything special going on.
I love rich, decadent food but don't like that pesky red calorie bar creeping over my budget. Just discovered an excellent - gourmet even - way to lighten up alfredo by HALF yet miraculously increase the creaminess and boost the flavor. Whipped turnip! Or, carrots or parsnips, I suppose. Make half of your regular cream sauce recipe. Use half of the remaining milk that went unused to blend with the very well cooked/boiled chopped turnip to make it perfectly smooth. Add the whipped turnip to the original alfredo and season. I played up the turnip's flavor by adding nutmeg, cloves, and thyme, but you could just add extra of what you generally use for your white alfredo/cheese sauce to taste. The richness is unbeatable, the calories cut by about half. To enter in LoseIt, call a cup of the sauce half a cup of "mashed turnip" and half a cup of homemade alfredo or cheese sauce.
You can stay on track this "food season" if you commit 100% to logging. No deprivation, just total mindful eating. You can do it with me!!!