When I need to lose weight, my go-to diet is South Beach. I tried it twice and it worked on both times. Imagine how thrilled I was to find a South Beach book in Booksale, for only 15 pesos! Winner! I was not health conscious at that time so after scanning the pages, I put the book away. Now that I am helping hubby reduce his weight, I have come to appreciate the book even more. Did you know that the most treacherous part of a meal in a fancy restaurant is the the warm soft rolls served with butter? I also learned that eating anything acidic at the start of the meal slows down the emptying of the stomach which impacts the digestion of carbs. Now, we always have pineapply juice before every meal.
Aside from the wealth of knowledge on how and what to eat, my 15-peso South Beach book also has a loooooot of recipes. Here is a modified version of a recipe that I found in the book.
2 Fish Fillets (cream dory is a staple in our grocery list)
1/8 cup olive oil
6 pieces olives, chopped
1/2 of a can of diced tomatoes
1/2 of a onion,chopped
1/4 dried rosemary, crushed to release the flavor
3 garlic cloves, minced
Half of 1/3 cup of white wine ( sorry, I did not want to compute and measure)
– Heat the oil. Saute the fish until flacky. Remove from the pan.
– Combine the olives, tomatoes, and onion in the pan. Stir in the rosemary, garlic. Finally, add the wine and saute for 5 minutes.
– Pour the sauce on top of the fish.
– Serve with a smile.