My name is Lisa and I'm just an average female, struggling with the same food issues most females struggle with every day. I try the latest fad diets, chomp on new fat free foods & diet products, and yes, I too order everything on the side. I consider myself a foodologist…not because I have some kind of fancy degree, but because I am obsessed with food, how wonderful it is, and how much of it will make it impossible for me to fit into my pants. Food is my passion and it has been my lifelong obsession. I love food because food is delicious. My mantra, as many of my friends know, is "I'm hungry!" Because I obsess over food, I learn about it, read about it, research it, dream about it. Nothing gives me a thrill like discovering a new low cal snack or assembling a no fat pizza! Over the years my food obsession has caused me to accumulate approximately a zillion diet and food tips, and because I am not only hungry, but also very nice, I want to share them with you. I've struggled with weight issues for most of my life, and aside from the occasional slice of molten chocolate cake, I finally have it under control. I've tried every diet under the sun. Yoyo-ing up and down twenty pounds has been the story of my life. Then, about three years ago I decided to change my way of eating and for a full year I gave up flour, bread, pasta and starches. I said bye-bye to dry carbs and hello to 14 glasses of water a day and dropped almost 30 lbs. (and three sizes). Now I basically follow the Weight Watchers point system and strive to keep my dry carb intake to a minimum. Of course, there are days that I simply can't stick to this plan and I shovel anything that's not nailed down into my mouth. It takes a lot of work, energy and effort to keep my weight down, but the pros (like cute pants!) definitely outweigh the cons (like flab!). Losing and maintaining weight is not a temporary change -- it's a lifestyle - but it doesn't mean that life gets less fun. I scour supermarkets, restaurants and more to fulfill the cravings of my former lifestyle with replacement choices, and I love every minute of it! From low calorie ice cream sundaes to low carb donuts, I am always at the forefront of the latest trends in food and dieting, living the Hungry Girl lifestyle and loving what I eat!
OK, enough rambling. I hope you find Hungry Girl helpful, informative, inspirational and most of all FUN!