Anyway, now that I'm on the Paleo, the pounds are dropping slowly, but surely. Last night, I brought my wife and mother out to our favorite Italian restaurant. Now me being Italian, I grew up on pasta. I think my mom even spiked some pasta in my formula. As I'm sitting at the table with them, everyone is eating bread (and it looked sooooo good), and pasta. It does take willpower to say no to all those evil little pasta entrees that they have listed, especially your "usual". I'm a regular in this joint so they expected me to say the same dish, but instead, I ordered steamed clams and mussels in a white wine and butter sauce. I even ordered extra clams with it. I then had an antipasto and an arugula salad with grilled chicken on it. I felt satisfied and not stuffed like a balloon as I usually get ordering "the usual". I thought it would be extremely hard, but consciously ordering these other types of foods make me feel not only healthier, but I'm losing weight while I'm enjoying my time inside an Italian restaurant. Who woulda' thunk? I'm still quite new on this, but here are some of the delicious things I have ordered below. Bon apetit!
There is no way I can ever complain about these dishes. My mom said to me, "Why don't you get it over spaghetti?" I just gave her a blank stare. Although I do miss my pasta, I'm very happy seeing my waistline gradually decreasing and hopefully my health increasing. I'm very excited about this new lifestyle choice, and pulling through even when nobody else is on the diet with me. I guess for now, I pray for self control, but at this point, I pray for health that comes along with this new change.
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