I'm really getting used to this healthy eating thing. So this is how the way of my eating changed when I came to U.S. In Korea, I used to eat a lot of vegetables and very little meat. In fact, if we were eating for dinner, that usually meant there was something to celebrate, like birthdays, holidays, or pay day! :)
When I came to America as a missionary for my church a while ago, me and my fellow missionary were invited to dinners every night by diffrent families. And oh boy, they always had the yummies meals for us.... along with the highest calorie meals, like Lasagne, Meatloaf, Enchiladas, etc. So it was no wonder that I gained about 30 lbs in 18 months. I lost all that weight while I was in college because I went back to my "normal" college diet... with very little meat and lots of crap, meaning crackers and cheese for all three meals. :)
Then what happened? I got married. Then I got pregnant. Something about dating seriously or getting married makes you way too comfortable because when I started dating, I started gaining weight because my husband always took me out to dinner almost every night. Then getting pregnant... Wow, so I was back to my "mission weight" when I gave birth to my boy. Now I've lost about 20 lbs of that weight.. I have more to lose. But exercising regularly wasn't just enough for me. I maintained the same weight for over three months without losing any more weight.
So I knew that it was time to change my diet. Count calories. Write down what I eat. Watch how much I eat. Eat less meat and more vegetables. No cream and butter. Always look for healthier options. Many of your blogs really help me find those healthier options. Like lentils, I had no idea what those were until I read a post about lentil soup. Same thing with chickpeas. I am now addicted to them.
So I ask for your help. Would you mind telling me what your favorite healthy, low calorie recipes are? And please, just because I said I am trying to eat very little meat, don't feel obligated to send me only vegetarian dishes. :) If you have a link to the recipes, please feel free to attach it with your comment. My plan is to select 5-7 best looking recipes and try them out all week and post them on my blog under your name with a link back to your website, if you have one.
Also if you have tips on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle that worked for you, please feel free to share!
What do you think?