Nope, I don’t diet
Yes, I’m overweight. Yes, I could stand to lose a few pounds. But I don’t diet. Not anymore anyway. I have yo-yo dieted nearly my entire life. I’ve done low carb, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, calorie restricting, obsessive exercising, Slim Fast. I even tried a no-wheat, gluten-free and an anti-inflammatory diet after I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder. The list goes on and on and on. The only thing I haven’t done is surgery. I have definitely lost weight on those diets and sometimes I even kept it off for a few years. But, you just can’t fight genetics. Well, you can for a while. And you’re usually miserable while trying (well, I was). However, at the time, I would have never admitted that. I would try to sell everyone on my particular diet du jour. “Oh my gosh, have you tried Atkins? It’s amazing. You can eat meat ALL the time and I’ve lost SO much weight!” Fast forward two years and you’d hear me saying “Man, I just really missed chips.” LOL.
I’m done trying for now
So I’ve stopped trying. I just eat like a normal person. I eat regular portions. I don’t over-eat (most of the time – ha!) This works for me. I have accepted that I will never be an “ideal” weight. And I feel like when I stopped trying so hard, life got better. So, if you are on a special diet, my recipes probably won’t work for you. I totally understand special diets that are needed to help with health concerns. And if you are experienced enough, you are usually able to take my recipes and make them work for your diet. I’m just not the one to ask on how to make those adjustments. There are also A LOT of blogs on the interwebs that cater to every special kind of diet imaginable. But if you like and are able to enjoy regular ole food that is easy to make, I’m your girl! All you gotta do is click on the recipe titles below. Each one will take you to the full recipe that you can print out if you want. 🙂
Creamy Ranch Chicken
Garlic Bread Chicken Parmesan Pizza
Kitchen Closed ~ Recipe Development Day