Same weight different shapes.
This image highlights the misconception that you do not always have to drop pounds.
Inch loss is something that people don’t take into account when dieting as they think it’s all about the scales.
After all a 1lb is a 1lb
Try measuring yourself rather than jumping on the scales and becoming disheartened
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Quinoa with spicy Cajun chicken
4 chicken breasts skinned and cut into small chunks
1 tablespoon of Cajun seasoning
600ml of chicken stock
100g of dried apricots, sliced
1/2 x 250g pouch ready to use puy lentils
1 tablespoon of olive oil
2 red onions, cut into thin wedges
1 bunch spring onions, chopped
Small bunch of coriander, chopped
- heat oven to 200/180C fan/gas 6. Toss the chicken in the Cajun spice and place in a baking tin. Bake for 20 minutes then put aside.
- Cook the quinoa meanwhile in chicken stock for 15 minutes and add the apricots and lentils 5 minutes to the end. Drain and place into a bowl with the chicken, toss together.
- While the quinoa is being cooked, heat the oil in a large frying pan and soften the onions. Toss the onions into the quinoa with the coriander and some seasoning, then mix well.
Can switch chicken, with other meats or for vegan option remove the meat and add extra lentils for added protein, and cook in vegetable stock.
1 lb skirt steak (cut against the grain into very thin strips)
1 teaspoon of light flavoured olive oil or coconut oil
1 lb of trimmed green beans
3 inch piece of ginger (quarter cup peeled and cut into thin strips
4 cloves of garlic
1. Warm the oil over a medium high heat. Add the steak and cook, tossing and turning until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove the meat onto a plate.
2. Add ginger, green beans, and garlic to the juices left in the frying pan. Combine the ingredients, add water and cover with a lid or plate.
3. Cook for 5 minutes on a medium to high heat. Uncover and add the steak and green beans in the pan until the beans are crisp tender for a further 5-7 minutes.
4. Serve immediately by itself or over rice
5 Tips Tweaking Weight LossIf Your Calorie Counting
When we look at the foods we regularly eat and your everyday exercise routines, it may surprise how a little fine tuning can make big changes and big rewards. So much of a change could lead to a weight loss of over 50 pounds in a year.
100 calories extra can be burned by adding a extra 20 minutes of exercise, which can be 10 pounds of weight loss by the end of the year.
If you have a breakfast of porridge or coffee and a croissant, by switching to a meal replacement shake would save you 250 calories per day which can equate to 18 pounds in a year.
Salads are great but if your eating it drenched in dressing could mean your adding approximately 1000 calories per week so reduce the dressing could be the equivalent of a 16 pound weightloss.
Are you someone who loves a chocolate bar when drinking a coffee or tea, if you switched the bar to a protein bar, you could be cutting as much as 600 calories a week, which could be 9 pounds in a year.
Swapping your usual dessert six times per week to a piece of fruit could save you 200 calories which can be 10 pounds loss in a year.