One day Giselle would like to open the Flat Belly Deli,
serving only healthy and natural foods. Her weakness always
has been french fries, so now she seasons and bakes potato
strips, swearing they taste the same and, perhaps, even
better. Plus, she claims they're healthy. Fernandez wants
to share her favorite recipes and research through the Flat
Belly Deli, complete with calorie and fat counts for every
item on the menu.
"I used to sit there and think, 'Why does everything that
tastes good have to be bad for you? Why can't I love
butter?' I love spaghetti and meat sauce, and I love
doughnuts and candy and chocolate and buttered popcorn --
all those things that are sinful. As I've gotten more wise
and savvy about being healthy, I've realized that you don't
have to give up any of these things. If you're just a
little smart and a little creative, you can have all the
things you really love. You just have to learn to prepare
them in a really healthy way."
Read Giselle's Five Jewels to Live By -
fitness and diet advice.
Check out some of Giselle's favorite healthy and delicious
Excerpted from Back to Health by Jason Cook