Let's be honest: the holidays are meant to be indulgent.
And so they are.
And we all feel our waistlines because of that.
So, off to the gym, or, in my case, to clearing land, take long walks in the rain, and clean house. Exercise is the best way to shed weight.
The next best thing, is to let your environment help you with your addictions. I just heard about a study of veterans and drug addiction. The study pointed out that our environment triggers responses in us all the time, helping us into comfort zones. To break our addictions to whatever gives us trouble, we need to change the environment. Think about where you eat, where you shop, what you grab automatically and make some changes there.
But, for today, fill your plate with vegetables.
On the menu, bitter greens over pasta
3 Tablespoons of olive oil
4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1T chili flakes
1 bunch of bitter greens, rapini, kale, cabbages, arugula, lightly blanched
1/2 head of cauliflower, blanched,
Saute the garlic and the chili flakes for a minute. Add the greens, and stir fry until soft, but still crunchy. Serve over linguini. Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil and lots of parmesan shavings.
If you are still hungry, after an hour or so, serve a cheese and fruit plate.