Tuesday, August 27, 2019

How Can I Lose Weight?

Let’s get one thing straight I’m no expert. What I can tell you is what works for me and give you recipes that are low in calories. So, you’ve asked the question How Can I Lose Weight probably a million times.

Here is one simple way that will help you lose weight and keep the weight off. 
With each meal eat a huge portion of salad and/or veggies. Think along the line of bowls and not plates. Think of huge bowls!
Probably you have heard that the only way you can lose weight is if you consume less calories than how much your body burns.
Ideally, in a perfect world, you would calculate this with an online calculator maybe with your Fitbit and then you would weigh your food for at least a couple of weeks to have an idea how much you eat and how much less you would have to eat to lose a few pounds. But most people, me included, don’t take the time to do it.  
My advice is simple and natural...eat salads and veggies that are very low in calories and high in fiber. They have high nutrient density (full of vitamins and minerals) and low calorie density meaning a large volume of salad is still very low in calories.
When you eat a large portion of veggies or salads with every meal, you get very full and you might feel full for a while. This is important because even though you are full you did not take in much calories. You can add in some lean protein; such as lean turkey, chicken, fish or lean beef and remember to avoid heavy salad dressings, only choose a light one; like a vinaigrette or diet option. 
Here are some dinner salad recipes: 

With this Cowboy Salad that’s loaded with vegetables just add BBQ chicken or steak to make a meal. 

I personally lost weight eating just a Greek Salad for dinner. I did not make my own dressing, but bought a diet Greek dressing at the store. Here are two of my favorite Greek Salads. 

Try this Chicken Salad with Vegetables for dinner tonight. Serves 6 Total Time: 35 minutes 
4 tbsp olive oil
1 lb. chicken breast
1 medium onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 red bell peppers, diced
16 oz baby bella mushrooms, quartered
1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
1 head of broccoli, cut into florets
Salt & pepper to taste
1 tsp paprika (optional)


Cut the chicken breast into small pieces. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Cook the chicken pieces until fully cooked. Remove the cooked chicken and set aside.

Sauté the garlic and sliced onion in the skillet over medium high heat until the onion becomes translucent. Add the diced red bell pepper and sauté for about 4 minutes. Cut the mushrooms into quarters and add them in the skillet for 3 minutes. Add the cauliflower florets and sauté for 3 minutes. Then add the broccoli florets and sauté for an additional 5 minutes.

 Lastly, add the cooked chicken back in, and season with salt, pepper, and paprika, if using. Toss just to combine. Yum Yum!

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