Dieting is not so much about what you eat, but about what you don't eat. For me, it's mostly about eliminating anything that is high in fat. Of course there's the good fat and the bad fat, for example, bacon – BAD, avocados – GOOD. The first thing I eliminate when I go on a diet is red meat (some of you are gasping, I know). Actually I don't miss it at all, I have gone years without eating red meat. Next thing to go is fried food, (this I miss), desserts, sugary drinks, etc.
I keep the starches! Yes, I know that starches turn to sugar, but I'm eliminating fat, and how many food groups can I go without? Besides, rice and potatoes and pasta are good for you. (I know whole wheat pasta, brown or wild rice, yes... but I want to diet and be happy – is that an oxymoron?)
Now, here's the conundrum: how do I do this with Cuban food to stay faithful to my blog? I'm going to put on my thinking cap, any suggestions are welcome.