So, I'm here to tell you a little secret! When I give a diet to a client (doesn't matter the weight he or she wants to loose) I always give them pasta and bread! Shocked?? They always loose weight and they don't get their weight back! At least not easily!
Pasta provides us vitamins B1, B2 and B3 and some minerals, such as phosphorus, magnesium, iron, calcium etc!! Pasta are low in fat and low in protein that's the reason we put sause on them! And in order to prove it check this out! 100g delivers your system 350 kcal. I'm sure you were expecting for more, which contains less than 1% fat!
To sum up, eat your pasta with a healthy sause or fish or vegetables! You can trick your kids and you will feel the taste of food back in your mouth!! Give your self a break!! A good and healthy portion for an average person is 1 cup! Once a week or once every two weeks will gain no weight to your body!
A happy client have more patience and more strength to go on! You eat and you loose weight! Your nutritionist isn't crazy and unreliable because gives you food! Remember that if a nutritionist gives a lower than 1200kcal per day, doesn't care for the maintenance of your lost weight.
Have fun and stay healthy!! Love you!