In a message dated 08/31/1999 7:25:41 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< The day has
>come, but the problem is, how do I begin? Where do I start? >>
I would start just one step at a time. First eliminate most of the added
fat. For instance, when saute'ing vegetables. Use spray instead of dumping
the oil or butter in the pan. If things seem a bit dry you can add a little
of any liquid.
Second, as my husbands doctor said, "if it comes from a cow, don't eat it".
Scour the web for low fat vegetarian recipies. Some you will like, others
will taste like wallpaper paste. You will soon learn which kinds you like.
I have gotten to the point where I hardly use recipes anymore. My motto is
"Veggies, over pasta, Veggies over rice, Veggies over potatoes, Beans over
pasta, Beans over rice, Beans over potatoes..etc".
We did not start no-fat. IN fact we are still not no-fat. But we try to
limit to not more than 20g per day and we only use the "good" fats.
Eating no/low fat is really just learning a whole new way to cook. With all
the wonderful options now its not hard. WE have an added restriction as we
are kosher also and many of the wonderful meat and cheese substitutes are not