Well, it's official :) 3 more weeks 'till Christmas! It's a magical time, this Holiday, the Christmas tree, Santa's presents... and all the Christmas food! Honestly, I can't remember ever spending a Christmas without tons of food. I know the winter holidays should be about the children and bringing them joy, but when have you ever spent a Christmas without way too many meal courses? Everyone cooks like crazy, because everyone visits everyone and what better way to socialize than over a home cooked meal? Well, for me personally, this will be the second year I plan on staying away from all the temptation. Ok, maybe not all of it, I'm not a robot, but it's really not worth it, not even if you're skinny by nature! But for anyone who is or used to struggle with weigh loss, Christmas is th
There is a common misconception that, whenever you chose to eat a salad, it must be healthy. Because it's a salad. However, that's not the case. What is a salad anyway? A salad, according to the dictionary, is "a cold dish of various mixtures of raw or cooked vegetables, usually seasoned with oil, vinegar, or other dressing and sometimes accompanied by meat, fish, or other ingredients" Unfortunately, while the various mixtures of vegetables are a great idea for a nice meal or side dish, the oil, vinegar or other dressing options are not. It's easy to get confused, especially when you're out in a restaurant and don't know what to order. When you see the word 'salad' pop out in front of your eyes, you probably think... hmm.. salad... that's a good option. Well, here are some exam
I am now more or less (ok, less..) close to my ideal weight but that doesn't mean I'm going to start eating junk again. From now on, hopefully for the rest of my life, I'll remember how hard it is to lose those pounds and how i never want to go through that again! So, even if now I'm not exercising for 2 hours a day as I used to (I really pushed myself for a few months), I still have to find some way to maintain my weight. Well, since I definitely can't go back to an unhealthy lifestyle, I decided to stick to what I'm now used to: eating healthy. So in the last few months I learned that eating a simple salad as a side dish can allow me to have a nice juicy stake as the main dish ;) The trick is simple, you can have a nice steak for lunch or dinner (many calories) and a simple sala...
When it comes to weight loss, one of the saddest moments I had to get over was finding out that cheese is not our friend. I'm actually a big fan of cheese, my idea of the ideal cheese sandwich is a slice of cheese between 2 other slices of... cheese. So you can imagine that I was really disappointed when I found out that cheese is not good for weight loss. Well, before deciding to lose weight I didn't really give a crap about what I put in my mouth. For instance, I would eat home made mozzarella escalope at least 4-5 times a week (mozzarella is really tasty and cheap around here), Swiss cheese escalope with french fries as a side dish (this I picked up from fast food joints), grilled cheese sandwiches, ecc. Anyway... my point is, I used to eat so much cheese I can't even believe it.
I know I already mentioned a recipe with the exact same ingredients, chicken and peas, but this time I decided to change the recipe just a little bit. Well, maybe not a little bit but more. Here's how: You need: chicken breast peas 1 spoon of olive oil half a glass of milk (3 oz or 100 ml) dill salt and other spices How to cook it: First, boil the peas if necessary (as previously mentioned, mine are usually fresh from the... freezer) Heat up a pan with the olive oil and throw in the peas. Cover the pan with a lid and let them cook for a few minutes. When they are nice and soft, add the spices (I added a bit of salt, pepper and dill) and the small glass of milk. Cover the pan and let the peas cook for a few more minutes. Meanwhile, grill the chicken. On