No wonder commercial diets are so popular! We want to get to the ideal weight in one easy step, and we gladly give up our free will, our preferences, even our hard earned money to get to that ideal size in a hurry.
The trouble always starts after the weight loss. The trouble starts when we get to choose again, and our appetite takes over.
So, what is the plan I'm putting in place in my house?
It consists of three rules:
1. Eat at home when you are home.
2. Share a meal, adding salads to fill up when you are eating out.
3. Order or cook fish, grilled, sauteed, baked.
Rule One is a well proven strategy: eating at home is cheaper and healthier than eating out.
Rule Two: Agree on one entree, preferably fish, and order an extra salad with dressing on the side. Dressing, as well as add-ons, like croutons ,dried fruit,cheeses, all seem to load you up on calories.
Rule Three, fish, may seem daunting at first, especially if you don't like fish. But a serving of fish has fewer calories and less fat than any other meat. Skip fish and have chicken or turkey, but watch how it is prepared. Ask for grilled, or saute'. Sauce on the side!
We're ready to dust up our dock, and throw our lines in the lake to catch the freshest meal around. Stay tuned for wonderful fish meals anyone can prepare.