In August 2011, I made a commitment to myself and my body to live a healthier life. I vowed to eat cleaner, exercise regularly, and pay more attention to the macro-nutrients and vitamins that my body needed.
When one thinks of this healthy new lifestyle, seeking comfort in cooking and food seems at odds. I mean, I can’t exactly expect to see the numbers on my scale drop if I indulge and order Papa Johns with a side of Big Mac and Super-Sized Fries. It’s just not going to happen.
That being said, my food philosophy is to never completely deny myself goodies, carbs, or my favorite "comfort" foods – simply to have them in moderation, and try to make substitutions to make those foods healthier, for a fulfilling, balanced, and healthy diet.