I love food! But I let that love get the best of me and my weight ballooned to more than 300 pounds. My wife and I joined Weight Watchers and, over a three-year period, I lost 100 pounds. However, I refused to give up on the foods I love, from Alfredo to cheeseburgers. I set out to find ways to eat almost anything I wanted, but to prepare it in a healthy way. Now, I'm sharing my love of food and cooking with others interested in living a healthy lifestyle.
I am influenced first by my mother. For her, food was love. Taken too far, that's not a good thing, but it is her I think of every time I put a meal on the table for my family. I am also strongly influenced by my time in the Marine Corps. In four years, I visited every continent in the world except Antarctica and fell in love with international foods. Finally, I am influenced by my own battles with weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. My goal is to find a way to cook even the "worst" dishes in a healthy way. Alfredo, cheeseburgers, you name it, I'll find a way to enjoy it without guilt.