Actually, salads are supposed to be “the health food”, light, without fats, easy to digest, perfect for the conscious careful eater.
That all is true, as long as you choose the right dressing.
My experience is the tastier the dressing the naughtier the calories and the more you will curse the oh so amazing salad you had that day in your favorite restaurant.
Yes, live is tricky, full of little traps of the sort.
I am aware that the real world and the virtual web surfers literally fight against heavy fats.
But you know what is more difficult than losing weight? ……gaining weight…
That’s exactly what I am going through right now.
I know you won’t believe me but its really not that simple.
I used to be more chubby, used to eat every 2 hours a good portion of food, anything my taste fancied.
No wonder I was a bit plump, the food was heavenly good in Europe.
India, has great food too, don’t misunderstand me, the aromas are overwhelming godly and sexy spicy but compared to Europe less heavy and pungent food makes you sweat like in a sauna, resulting in a burndown of fat.
The other reason why you would lose weight in India, especially in the south, is when you get to experience humid heavy heat, which is like a slap in the face.
A total appetite killer.
People who are not used to pungent spicy food might get a surge of homesickness.
Some Indians are heavily overweight, that’s because food is mostly fried with lots of oil or deep fried, but that’s the other story.
In my weight loss case, it was the whole combination of the above-mentioned reasons.
Yes, I miss my ham and sauerkraut, I really do.
My stomach makes noises when I visit a fellow friends blog watching those AMAZING photos of things which I won’t get for another long time.
My observation is that a hot climate makes you burn fat more.
You crave for fruits in those sticky delirious days, your body only asks for liquids.
The evenings, when it cools down a little bit, is the time when you ll try to eat some “proper” food.
After the hot summer, in the monsoon, you will realize that your food portions have gone down.
This is the time when it rains heavily for days and where you love to be at home, comfortable enjoying a peaceful life.
The rains mean too that most of the shops don’t keep that much different choice of foods because everything gets spoiled in no time, mold growing literally everywhere, because of the high humidity.
So you end up eating rice and curry every day, like everybody else.
Now the season has started here and I have a huge aim on gaining my kgs back.
Since we have a gym I am up to that too, which will help in a good shape up.
That’s why I thought of my little iceberg salad today, which is so addictive that it will make you lick your fingers for more.
Ah… I am not exaggerating, the dressing is a bit evil! ]=D
It is perfect for hot rainy days and a wanton.
Don’t count the calories on the Thousand Island Dressing, just enjoy!
Iceberg Salad – Serves 2
1 small Iceberg
few french beans
2 small Tomato
1-2 Ham slices
Spring onion, garnish
You will start by cleaning the French beans, cleaning and cutting of each end and after cutting the beans into 2 cm long sticks.
Heat up a pot and boil the French beans in little water till they are done and soft.
Drain the iceberg after washing it and shred it into mouth size bites.
Cut the Tomatoes in 4 wedges each and the cucumber into half first and then into slices.
Chop the spring onions and slice the Ham into small pieces.
Arrange all the Vegetables in a slotted plated or bowl, however, you like it and keep it in the fridge to cool.
Thousand Island Dressing – Serves 2
2 Tbs Tomato ketchup
4 Tbs Mayonnaise
2 Spring Onions, finely chopped
6 drops of Tabasco
1 Tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 large Gherkin, finely chopped
Juice of ½ lemon
Mix all of the ingredients together in a blender for the dressing.
Taste for seasoning if it needs more.