Attempting to lose weight...
29 May 07
I started doing this a while ago and found that the weight watchers points system works well for me. Although I go to meetings it would be easy enough to do if you can get hold of books with the values. I have a file of recipes sent to me by a friend, I haven't tried most of them but they look ok. I'd be happy to forward you a copy if you feel you could trust me with an email address. If that's ok I suggest you send it to me by private message and I'll delete it once I've sent the file. Good luck with your goal.
30 May 07
For me it was about portion control (eat less) and also eating less refined carbohydrates (white bread, cookies and biscuits, sugar). Never eat a meal without some kind of (lean) protein (meat, fish) and preferably with green vegetables (lettuce, green beans, spinach, etc) Avoid too much white foods (exception - cabbage) BUT also allow yourself a treat now and then. If you eat very strictly you will most likely fall off the wagon and pig out on chocolate, ice cream cakes, chips, pizza etc. Good luck!
29 May 07
Tasty Lentil Tacos This is a fun and healthy taco recipe ,try it : INGREDIENTS: 1 cup finely chopped onion 1 garlic clove, minced 1 teaspoon canola oil 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed 1 tablespoon chili powder 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 2 1/2 cups chicken broth 1 cup salsa 12 taco shells 1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce 1 cup chopped fresh tomato 1 1/2 cups shredded reduced- fat Cheddar cheese 6 tablespoons fat free sour cream DIRECTIONS: 1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute the onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add the lentils, chili powder, cumin and oregano; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Uncover; cook for 6-8 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Mash lentils slightly. 2. Stir in salsa. Spoon about 1/4 cup lentil mixture into each taco shell. Top with lettuce, tomato, cheese and sour cream.
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29 May 07
There is a website www.sparkpeople.com that's really good for if you're trying to lose weight. You can join it for free, and they come up with a personalized plan for you based on your goals and the foods you like and stuff. It will tell you how many calories you should be eating each day and how many you need to burn each day, and then you can enter in what you've eaten and your exercises and it'll calculate everything for you. There are also a lot of message boards where you can talk to other members for motivation and everything, and they send out motivating emails with tips and things. It's a really good site and it's all free! :) Good luck!!