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The Diet Menu – Meeting the Challenge of Eating What You Love While Losing Weight

September 26th, 2010

Diet Menu - Delicious Prawn SaladCreating a diet menu that is appealing to you and helps you with weight loss goals can seem challenging. But, it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of appetizing foods to choose from when you are developing meal plans that also help to boost your weight loss efforts. Just know that using substitutions in your favorite meal recipes helps to make things a snap!

For example, if you love southern-fried pork chops with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and cornbread (dripping with melted butter, of course), then try this instead for a healthier, less-calorie-laden, yet still delicious alternative: grilled or baked pork chops (lightly seasoned), wild rice and a fresh green salad (no iceberg lettuce). For dessert, add a small bowl of fresh fruit drizzled with a little honey. And Voila! You have a healthier but still very appetizing and delicious meal that lacks the additional calories, fat and sugars your body doesn’t need.

And for snacking in between mealtimes, if you want to stay on track to lose weight, just make better choices: raw vegetables rather than fat and calorie-laden chips, yogurt instead of ice cream, a handful of nuts and dried fruit mix rather than cookies, a small bowl of fresh fruit rather than cake, etc.

Planning a diet menu that’s appealing isn’t nearly as difficult as you might think. But you do have to think! If you’re willing to make those small everyday decisions to choose healthier alternatives though, your reward will be to live healthier, happier and to be able to lose your unwanted weight.

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