I write this as someone who once lost 142 pounds on a diet. And, with a year's effort, gained it back. Of course I then lost over a hundred pounds a second time and, remarkably kept it off.
Unfortunately, then and today to accomplish this I count calories. Obsessively for thirty + years. Foie gras, white truffled risotto, baked haddock-all are calroies that I've counted over time.
What I am about to say I write as someone who has spent a lifetime on a diet. Also, as someone who has been fortunate to eat his way through Europe-a number of times. I've posted on here at length about Michelin starred restaurants, written about crossing an Ocean for a meal or the U. S. for a good hamburger. Every glass of wine that I drink each day is counted, just as the 30+ years of chronicles of my daily calories.
This, calorie for calorie is the best of all.
http://projects.washingtonpost.com/re... is the recipe for cod in a fresh fennel/onion/tomato broth that is just absolutely delicious. I doubled the linked recipe and ate both my and my wife's portions. Yes, it was THAT good.
I cannot tell you how appreciative I am to the Washington Post writer who created this. I should note here that someone at the Post thought enough of this recipe since it was the feature story in their Food section last Wednesday and a headline on their website.
Still, this is incredible. I just want to share with others who believe that every calorie counts.