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Steamed Tilapia

Lemons...guess for what :)

Found some lemons!

I found some lemons in the fridge! I am reminded how I had long planned to do a lemon cleanse but I still haven’t been to it until now.  Excess weight is something that millions of people all over the world are battling to get rid of and I’m one of those. More than vanity, the health considerations should be first and foremost in the list of reasons for wanting to lose weight. All of the people suffering from weight problems are likely to develop lifestyle diseases like hypertension and diabetes – these diseases are not easy to deal with especially with the onset of old age – and I’m not getting any younger. If you are to win the battle of the bulge and get back to a healthy weight and shape, you have to pay attention to two factors in your everyday life: diet and exercise.

 

Diet is one of the main reasons of weight gain. People simply love to eat – the most deliciously sinful foods are often the ones that contribute the most to weight gain. It’s a natural instinct. People have to eat in order to sustain their bodily functions and survive. But, it’s also a mind game. There are sensors that tell our brain to crave for certain types of food. These sensors also tell the brain to stop eating because you are already full. You can control the food that you eat once you understand how these sensors and your brain work.

 

One program that capitalizes on this aspect of diet and nutrition is the Sensa weight loss system. The sensa diet does not restrict or bar foods that you love from your everyday food list. What this system does is that it tells your brain that you have had enough of your favorite foods even if you have only had a minimal serving. Since you are taking in less of these foods, you are also taking in less calories. Your weight loss goals are therefore made more attainable without depriving you of good and tasty food and without requiring you to take diet pills that could have harmful side effects.

 

Steamed tilapia

Not looking so yummy but try this!

To inspire you to somehow be in the mood to get healthy, here’s a recipe that hubby made me cook. It’s a simple tilapia dish that he requested the other day. Tilapia is a good source of protein which in turn is good for the muscles…accordingly there are 27 calories in 1 ounce of  tilapia, Calorie breakdown: 16% fat, 0% carbs, 84% protein.

You will need:

2 small tilapia, scaled, gutted and cleaned 1 lemon, sliced
salt

Steamer
water
garlic , minced
butter, melted

 1. Prepare steamer and make sure the water is starting to boil when you put in the fish.

2 .Clean fish well and make diagonal cuts.

3. Salt fish and coat well. Squeeze with lemon from the slices (you can also put some cooking wine). Put some lemon slices on top of fish.

4. Place fish into steamer and steam for 20 minutes or so.

5. Combine garlic and butter. Serve fish with garlic and butter combo, don’t forget your bowl of rice!

For the conscious you, leave out the butter…

The other part of the equation is exercise. The sedentary lifestyle of people today is also one of the pinpointed causes of weight gain and obesity. Even if you control your food intake with Sensa, it would boost your body’s fat burning mechanisms if you exercise regularly. It does not have to be anything strenuous. You simply have to get your heart rate up with a cardiovascular activity that you love. This could be jogging or running, aerobic dancing, swimming, biking, or engaging in a round of your favorite active sport.

 

Cutting down your caloric intake through the Sensa weight loss system and getting your body’s fat burning processes fired up will eventually bring you victory in your battle against the bulge. Trim down with diet and shape up with exercise – as simple as this sounds, the most important part of the equation remains to be your attitude.

 

14 Comments

  1. Sounds like a great dish! I’ve had Tilapia before but never have had it steamed (I’ve usually fried or baked mine). I will definitely have to try this one. Thanks for the post!

  2. This sounds so good. I have what it takes to make this tomorrow. I think I will really enjoy it.

  3. I prefer to bake it using cooking spray with no calories

  4. yummy yum yum i love tilapia

  5. I would have added some more spices and this and that but that would not be a diet anymore lol.

  6. i agree on the diet theory. i’m guilty here. because i have always enjoyed eating and the rest of the gang, too. but im slowly starting out out on eating healthily- less sugar, less, salt- i have taken out the condiments out of our dining table. the hubby’s the one na pinakamakulit kausap :)

  7. My kind of dish!!! Thanks, will be in Batangas this week and you know that Tilapia is the best there..hehe

  8. i don’t need it yet, hehe but i’ll keep that in mind just in case i would need to go on a diet in the future :)

  9. I’m going to try out this recipe later. Found some tilapia in the freezer. Just need to run to the supermarket to get me some lemons. Thanks for sharing this!

  10. I will try this one of this days :D

  11. I like it because it’s easy to make. Yes, we should combine a healthy diet with exercise if we want to stay fit. But, yummy food is just so tempting!

  12. More exercise, less intake = weight loss.

  13. My husband also loves this recipe but with cream dory. I tried it with tilapia but he like the dory better. I love to prepare this for him because its ready in less than 30mins. Very easy and yummy at the same time.

    • True, very easy. I have been staying away from cream dory because of reports about how they were raised in Vietnam, I don’t know if it’s black propaganda or anything but I somehow never got the chance to cook it again…

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