I am currently reading Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights by Sophie Dahl which at the time looked like a delightful little cookbook to read. I was right, but I was also pleasantly surprised to find that Miss Dahl used to be a lot bigger than she is now. In fact, I've heard that she's gotten quite thin. Her name seems a little familiar - is it possible that I knew of her back then, back in her model days?
In any case, her cookbook is a delight. It's not a weight loss guide but she does share her story from her modeling days when she was a few sizes larger than she is now. She said she was never classified as a full figured model, she just simply modeled. The cookbook doesn't even necessarily have "low fat" foods - in fact just the opposite. Some of the portions are generous. She loves to eat. The recipes have butter. And let me just say that the recipes look outstanding.
But one bit of advice that I did read in her narrative has been infinitely more helpful than anything I've read in any so-called diet books. Weight loss is about equilibrium. Sticking with regular meal times, eating relatively healthy foods, and having everything in moderation. It is the equilibrium comment that really got my mind going. When you are losing weight, you do fall into a rhythm. It isn't about dieting but rather feeding our bodies with the healthiest foods available.
Do I recommend Sophie Dahl's cookbook? Hell ya! The stories are great, the pics are fab, and I can't wait to try out the recipes. They all look outstanding. It really is okay to cook and eat and it is possible to still lose weight. An inspiring message indeed!