After traveling for almost half of September, I am ready to get my body back in check. Before I get into the nitty gritty discipline stuff, I’d like to take a moment to highlight some of the amazing meals I had in Vegas and NYC:
Italian was the cuisine of choice – I made repeat visits to Fiamma (remember the amazing black truffle crema I wrote about in July?); and Morandi, where the Orecchiette con Salsiccia e Piselli was divine. I also had a delicate bolognese at Japanese-influenced Basta Pasta; and last but never least, I shared Macaroni and Cheese at Joe Allen (because I will never deny M&C on a menu).
With all the gluttony out of the way, it’s time to whip myself back into shape – so I can enjoy cooking without calorie counting again. Which means precisely that: watch your calories. It’s that simple. Fortunately, I have a nifty iPhone app, “The Daily Plate” to help me track my daily intake and exercise, courtesy of LiveStrong. And I will also tweet my daily menu and activities to help me stay motivated and accountable.
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