The Weight is melting off

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I’m not exaggerating..

Losing weight is NOT the goal of our new healthy eating plan, but let me tell ya, for those who want to lose weight…I’m not 100% sure why, but it’s just coming off.

In a nutshell, here are the biggest changes we’ve made in an effort to lower my husband’s cholesterol:

Small portion of red meat once a week or less, chicken once, MAYBE twice, fish for my husband maybe once a week..pasta once a week or less.

ALMOST NO BREAD, MUCH, MUCH LESS SUGAR and we’ve exchanged a square of chocolate for dessert…every day..and NO, it’s not dark- it should be, it will be..but we’re not there yet.

Oatmeal for breakfast every day.

Lots of veggies, salads.. more beans of every kind…exactly what you would expect on a low cholesterol diet.

Portions are bigger, I use more spices, my husband is never hungry…at least that’s what he says and I haven’t found candy wrappers in his pants yet!

Here’s what we ate last night and it was easy and yummy! My husband had two large helpings.

BOK CHOY STIR-FRY

I peeled  three baby bok-choy apart (first time I made this, it’s like a cross between celery and lettuce) then quickly stir fried in olive oil with

sliced habanero pepper

sliced red onion

mushrooms

I then added the sauce I had whisked together separately  in a bowl:

About 3 tablespoons low salt soy sauce

About one tablespoon light brown sugar

a few teaspoons of cornstarch

hmm, about 1/3 cup of water

(you can shake in some extra spices like garlic, red pepper etc)

Once I added the sauce to the pan it got pretty thick quickly, so I added a bit more water to thin it out.

Served the stir-fry over multi-grain rice and added some peanuts for protein. 

You could add flank steak or chicken, but we didn’t miss the meat.

 

8 thoughts on “The Weight is melting off

    1. ugh..me too…just imagine how great that would be if all the right foods were simply ready to eat. I’m trying so hard though because I don’t want my poor husband to have to take those meds..he gets his blood drawn in May again and we’ll see if this has made any difference in his numbers..could just be a hereditary thing that no amount of oatmeal will help…we will see, but at least we’re giving it a real try here.

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