The No-Diet Guaranteed Way To Lose Weight

Weight LossA few days ago I accompanied my husband Al to his regular doctor’s appointment. He was amazed as he got on the scales: down another 5 pounds! That makes a total of 85 pounds he has lost.

We celebrated!

It hasn’t happened in a day. Or a month. Or even a year. But when he has to ask for a smaller size when trying on pants at the store, it’s all worth it.

Al has lost all this weight WITHOUT:

  • Pills or supplements
  • Surgery
  • Dieting
  • Missing a meal
  • Hard exercise
  • Suffering

That last one is important. Going on a crash diet or signing up for a strenuous exercise program may cause your brain to put on the brakes and scream. But when you make small permanent lifestyle changes your brain learns new ways of doing things, and your tastes actually change.

Besides being healthier and feeling better, one of the best rewards of developing new lifestyle habits is that you truly look forward to the new things. The old things lose their hold on you. Your brain really is different.

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Glazed Baked Fish Over Rice

Fish Over RiceOn occasion I share a recipe we love in our household. Here’s one that keeps Al asking for more every time. It turns into a real gourmet meal at home!

This is my own creation, so the quantities are approximate. I hope you enjoy.

This recipe is full of omega-3s, and when combined with green vegetables it’s a very tasty healthy meal.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large frozen un-breaded tilapia filets (or other light fish)
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup cooked rice

Directions.

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Fruit Pizza

Fruit PizzaMost fruit pizza uses cream cheese. This variety uses lighter whipped topping.

Yes, it’s a desert. Eat in moderation. But for a summer special occasion, it’s sure to be a hit!

You can substitute whatever fresh fruit is available. Berries are always a great choice – blueberries, raspberries, and of course strawberries. Tasty choices also include apples, peaches, mandarin orange pieces, or grapes (cut in half).

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Grilled Asparagus Rafts

Grilled Asparagus RaftsIn many places asparagus is in season. Asparagus is an especially nutrient-dense flavorful vegetable that is worth getting to know.

This is a fun and easy way to prepare asparagus, and something even your veggie-adverse family members may be willing to try. It’s even worthy of a special occasion!

You can also grill these in a basket, without the skewers.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Eggplant Parmigiana

Eggplant ParmesanThat big purple eggplant sounds healthy, and it is. But can it pass the taste test?

Here’s a low-risk way to introduce eggplant to your family. And after all, if kids like purple dinasaurs, they should like purple vegetables too, right? At least it’s worth a try.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 small or 1 medium eggplant
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
      or 1 can tomato puree with one pint halved grape tomatoes

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