One of the things that can make losing weight difficult is eating the same thing everyday. That is why experimenting with different herbs and spices and cooking something different can be really helpful when you are trying to get into shape.
So if you find yourself eating the same thing every day; maybe weetabix for breakfast, a ham sandwich for lunch and a piece of chicken with veg or salad for your main meal STOP and build some variety into your day.
I try to have eggs at breakfast at least twice a week and mix up my lunches with wraps, soups and sometimes even pasta with something like tuna, but if you can cook yourself an interesting main meal you will feel all the better for it.
I cooked this recipe from my plans this weekend and it is really easy to do and very yummy so why not give it a go
This is a lovely pork fillet dish which is only 450 calories a serving
PORK FILLET WITH ROASTED VEGETABLES
Serves 4 450 calories per serving
20 minutes to prepare 45 minutes to cook
1tbsp fennel seeds
Salt & black pepper
Zest & Juice of 1 lemon
400g pork fillet
1 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp maple syrup
400ml vegetable stock
Preheat the oven to 200ºC/180º/Gas Mark 6.
Crush the fennel seeds with the salt and pepper using a mortar and pestle. Mix in the lemon and maple syrup then rub into the pork.
Heat a large casserole and wipe with olive oil. Add the pork and sear over a medium heat for about 5 minutes turning until golden then set aside.
Cut the shallots, carrots, parsnips and potatoes into small chunks.
Add the shallots to the casserole with a splash of water and stir cooking for about 5 minutes until starting to soften. Add the parsnips, carrots and potatoes add the stock and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes then carefully sit the seared pork on top and roast for about 20 minutes till the meat is cooked and the veg are tender. Remove the pork to rest for 5-10 minutes while the veg are finishing roasting. Then slice to pork and divide with the roasted veg to serve with some steamed savoy cabbage.
I just used a bit of the cooking juice and added a few gravy granules to make a sauce but you can have without.
If you want to know about eating healthily to help you lose weight I would love to hear from you.