Zoodles and Meatballs (Zucchini Noodles)

zoodles-and-meatballsI will often poll a room full of dieters by asking them how many of them have been on a diet that failed. Inevitably they all will say yes. I then ask if they lost weight on the diets and they again all say yes. I then ask if they gained the weight back after stopping the diet. You guessed it, an affirmative on that one too. I then point out to them that the diets do work, they just stop working when you stop doing them. The reason people can’t stay on these diets is that they require behavioral changes that are so foreign and extreme that they cannot be maintained for long periods of time.  Once the person goes off the diet, the diet stops working.  Continue reading

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Slow-Cooker-Turkey-Breast-02I had such a great response from my previous slow cooker recipe (slow cooker honey chicken) that I thought I’d go back to that well and find a slow cooker recipe that is Thanksgiving friendly.  This one is a healthy alternative to the carb-heavy mainstays of turkey day.  The key to avoiding major weight gains on a heavy-eating day like Thanksgiving is to plan ahead.   Don’t just sit at the table and start chowing away, have a gameplan.  Think ahead about what you will and won’t eat and decide how much you’re going to eat (I recommend stopping at one plate).   Continue reading

Zucchini Turkey Burgers

source:  skinnytaste.com
source: skinnytaste.com

In honor of turkey day, I thought I’d repost one of my favorite recipes. I’m always struggling to find adequate sources of protein which is not always easy to do in our carbohydrate flooded society. Having a diet that has a high percentage of calories from protein has many advantages (See my post Pro Protein for more details). Continue reading

Turkey Burgers With Zucchini

source:  skinnytaste.com

source: skinnytaste.com

My wife made super delicious turkey burgers the other day and, after I checked the nutrition facts, I decided I had to post a recipe on the site.  I’m always struggling to find adequate sources of protein which is not always easy to do in our carbohydrate flooded society.  Having a diet that has a high percentage of calories from protein has many advantages (See my post Pro Protein for more details).   Continue reading