When you want to lose weight, a healthy and balanced diet is a crucial part of your weight loss plan. By no means should you starve yourself, since then your body will only think you’re entering a famine, with the result that it will store every calorie that it can spare, and try its utmost to gain its weight back once you stopped your diet and food is readily available again.
A much better option which will lead to long-term weight loss and effective weight maintenance is to simply eat healthier. Reduce calories – not by eating less, but by replacing fatty and sugary foods with healthier ones like fruit, vegetables, grains and whole grain products. Eat foods high in nutrients instead of calories. This way, you can still eat normal portions and enjoy meals without feeling deprived of anything. And because this is a kind of eating you can stick to for a lifetime, it will also enable you to have a healthy weight for a lifetime.
The following two recipes (making four servings each) are easy to make and low in fat since no fat needs to be added, provided you use a non-stick coated dish which won’t need greasing. If you need to grease your dish, apply a thin layer of margarine, olive or canola oil with a brush instead of pouring oil in.
Baked Fish with Squash and Marrows