Yes, I lost 100 lbs. and kept it off. I did it all while I worked full-time running my child development home and raising my son. I would never say it was easy but it sure has been fun. I love my new body even though I know it'll never be perfect.
I thought you might want to see my 2 favorite go-to recipes for quick weight loss.
I still use these whenever I want to drop a few lbs. quickly. The fish bake is great for a pot-luck or family meal.
Whatever you do don't start counting up the calories in these 2 recipes. I counted calories for over 30 years and it resulted in a long roller coaster ride of weight loss and gain.
I hope these recipes work as well for you as they do for me. n.joy
one 7 oz. pk. of shirataki noodles.
These are also called yam noodles and are found in the refrigerated section of most Asian grocery stores. Do not buy the yam cakes, they don't work for this dish. Either the brown or the white noodles are available and don't taste different as far as I can tell. These are not noodles or yams but they are a sea vegetable.
3-4 oz. salmon or other fatty fish (either a packet or leftover wild-caught salmon works well)
6-8 brussell sprouts, broccoli florets or cauliflower florets, cooked and broken or chopped
2-3 heaping TBSP sugar free mayonnaise
Place your shirataki in a medium pan with water and boil for about 1-2 minutes. drain and rinse with hot water for about 3 minutes or until it no longer smells fishy. You may want to squeeze the water out with some cloth or paper towels Cut it up into bite-sized pieces with a clean scissors.
Now add the rest of the ingredients, heat it up a bit and enjoy.
*If you don't have shirataki noodles you can substitute cauliflower or use more brussells
4 Tbps. butter
1 teasp. coconut oil
I bag riced cauliflower, cooked
1/2 lb. baby spinach leaves washed (or substitue a package frozen spinach)
1 lb. filleted boneless fish (like orange roughy or similar)
about 8 oz. shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
coconut cooking spray
Saute the onion in a large skillet with the coconut oil. Add the fresh spinach slowly,stirring until it cooks down. Add the cooked riced cauliflower and stir. serving suggestion
Place the mixture in an oven safe casserole dish. Flatten it out and lay uncooked fish filets on top.
Melt the butter and drizzle over the whole thing. Top with the cheese and spray the top with coconut oil spray. Bake at 400 degrees until fish is done and cheese is browning, usually about 25 minutes. I sometimes switch to broil if I think the cheese isn't getting brown before the fish is done.
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Nanci J Bradley is a child and family educator, author, energy facilitator, family aerobics instructor and all-around fun-loving person. She believes in the power of sleep, lifelong learning, healthy eating, fun and more than anything else, PLAY! She studied early childhood education at Triton College and received her BA in education from Northern Illinois University in 1986. She received her MA in human development from Pacific Oaks College in 2011. She lives and teaches in Madison, WI.