All it took was one moment in time for us to change our lives into fatless eating. Yes, it is possible especially when your life depends on it.
The first time ever I had fatless food was at Beena Thadani’s . Actually it was not bad, but looking at Beena’s shrivelled up little child like body and her dark circles getting darker by the hour were enough to put me off this healthy eating lifestyle. What was the point in living I thought if food was going to be fatless and tasteless.
But all it took was really a moment, when the blood stopped going to the brain – a condition caused by the excessive fat that blocked up the arteries going there. That was a wake up call to throw out all fat from my body and my house.
It has been hard to eat food without fat . Somehow all the best things in life are fried – and life without oil seemed quite impossible. But for over a month now, we’ve banned fat from our lives and are feeling all the better for it. The skin has started glowing which possibly meant that Beena’s dark circles were genetic and not attributable to a fatless diet and our bodies are still a long way from shrinking.
I found that water makes a good substitute for oil while making “tadka” or the tempering that is characteristic of Indian food. Plus when you add in the spices, there is enough taste going round. The trick is to eat the food hot and NOT tell anyone it is fatless.
I can assure you then, that food without fat is simply fabulous – especially when you see the tires round your waist, those little love handles or that muffin top just whittle away!