Despite my best intentions, my boyfriend does not seem to be ready for a world without complex carbohydrates. He had a business lunch where the buffet was too tempting and he went wild like a kid in a candy store. He sounded so bashful when he admitted he had a piece of pita bread with some hummus. Aww. My man cannot survive on salads and small portions alone. Time to dial back the diet. On a positive note, he said he's feeling ready to start working out again. I don't think that diets should feel like deprevation. A mixture of healthy foods and moderate exercise will get him farther towards his goal than a strict diet alone.
Arugula, tomatoes, yellow peppers, kalamata olives on 1/2 portion of buckwheat soba with a small piece of roasted cod. Buckwheat is gluten-free and a slow-releasing carbohydrate, and a nice addition to the salad and fish.
Side of boiled dumplings with soy sauce and rayu, a chili-infused sesame oil.