Great article with useful guidelines for every cuisine. However, too many of the important signature dishes are on the "Banned" list! Rather than banning anything, one should use knowledge to plan ahead. Rather than avoiding "spaghetti alla carbonara" altogether, for example, you can opt to go light and healthy for lunch and breakfast to "save space" for your desired indulgence. If the portion size is huge, either share or put half of it away. When a high calorie indulgence is your main course, make sure your first course is very light (salad & lo-cal dressing) and you skip desert (or take some sort of fruit as your desert). It's all about balance!
- 3/8/2008 4:00:36 PM