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"D" Day 2007

It's a sad day in the life of The Lunch Belle, as this first morning of November has officially become "D" Day 2007. What in the world is "D" Day, you ask? Tragically, the letter "D" stands for...(Gasp)...diet!

For all of you dedicated readers out there, I know that I contradict myself in another post ('Rationale for being a foodie...') by proclaiming that "I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world...even the pounds gained from it all." But I think that once five to ten pounds is gained, one seriously needs to go back to the drawing boards and apply the brakes a bit.

Since The Lunch Belle is leaving for a tropical vacation in less than two months, I decided to put the petal to the metal and get in shape. There are so many diets out there and I feel like I've tried them all. Instead of restricting my carb intake to just thirty grams per day or counting every calorie to a "t," I've decided that I'm just going to start eating healthier and increase my jogs.

Now that I had my diet plan figured out, my next step was to decipher how this would affect my website. I write about my dining experiences for God's sake! Would this mean having to go on sabbatical until January 2008? The conclusion I came to is: Instead of not going out to eat or drink for the next two months, I will just choose healthier menu options. Sounds easy, right?

The more I thought about having to order the steamed veggie plate instead of the steak frites plate, I got depressed. Then out of nowhere, my frown turned upside down when a light bulb went off in my head! Wouldn't the ultimate test of a restaurant's worth be in how good they could execute a healthy dish? Absolutely!
Stay tuned, folks! I think these next two months will be really enlightening and exciting!

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