With January almost half way through, I have already seen the good intentions and New Year's resolutions of well-meaning Americans go astray; yesterday I spotted a woman dressed in full cycling gear hiding in the back of a quick-fix Mexican restaurant scarfing down a small family's worth of burritos. In my time as a dietitian, I've learned to recognize frustration as well address weight loss. My clients always share that they feel they've wasted time with failed diets and are angry by the constant lack of progress. I tell them to use the anger and that success is like a soup -- it's all about taking your time and managing the heat.
First and foremost, soup is about simmering -- keeping a liquid right below boiling. Intense heat can create great food and flavor and learning to translate that energy and fire can change you from an angry, bitter person to a passionate, dynamic human being ready to take on the world.