Yay!! I’ve lost 25.6 pounds total so far with 54.4 pounds to go to reach my goal! My BMI has dropped from 36.9 to 33.1 and my goal is 24.9.
Natural Weight Loss
Choose Meat Wisely
Lean cuts of beef and pork are packed with protein and iron and are low in fat.
Look for meats that are at least 90% lean.
Avoid marbled cuts of meat and ask your butcher to trim any fat off the edges.
Since red meat tends to be higher in unhealthy saturated fat than other protein sources are, limit your intake to twice a week.
Avoid eating processed meats like bologna or hot dogs; they’re high in fat, sodium, and calories and may contain carcinogenic sodium nitrites.
Recipe of the Day: Almost Ceviche
This isn’t a true ceviche, since it uses cooked shrimp to make this easy appetizer, but the flavors are similar to those of a traditional shrimp ceviche.
Serve this as a first course with a small green salad.
It takes just minutes to prepare.
Makes 4 servings
8 ounces canned wild shrimp, drained
1 ripe Hass avocado, diced
1 cup diced cucumber (unpeeled)
1/2 medium red bell pepper, diced
1-2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1/3 cup roasted tomatillo salsa or your favorite salsa
2 teaspoons lime juice
1 teaspoon chipotle puree
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt or salt (optional)
*Use as many organic ingredients as possible.
Combine the shrimp, avocado, cucumber, bell pepper, and cilantro in a bowl and gently toss.
Combine the salsa, lime juice, and chipotle puree in a small bowl.
Stir well and add to the shrimp mixture.
Season with the garlic salt, if desired.
Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 1 day.
Per serving: 120 calories, 9 g total fat (<1 g saturated), 125 mg cholesterol, 300 mg sodium, 5 g total carbohydrates (1 g sugars), 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.
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from Flavor First by Cheryl Forberg, RD