Something life changing happened last month. I discovered The Pioneer Woman's cooking section on her site and made several of the most amazing sauces using heavy cream and cooking wine (yes, wine, I'm not drinking it, don't you judge me). Consequently, I also gained 7 pounds and my tactful sister, Kaci, told me that I look pregnant. I don't think it helped either that I was eating ice cream almost every afternoon. (Hey, it was on sale!)
Fortunately, I've never really had to struggle with my weight and as a result I have grown up loving whole milk and chugging heavy cream straight out of the container. (I salivate just thinking about it.) I even remember my Dad (who today probably doesn't weigh more than 150 lbs) buying my sisters and I our own individual half-gallons of ice cream to eat whenever we wanted. I often wonder how my "cream and butter" years have affected my body. Skinny doesn't always mean healthy.
So, this has led me to make some drastic changes in my life, namely, going "low-fat." This was my first low-fat week and... it was disgusting. I made strawberries and cream with 2% milk. I ate the yogurt that doesn't have the cream at the top. I even bought "light" sour cream and it's texture seems strange. I can't even think about transitioning to skim milk at this point.
How do people live like this?