One of the things I always harp on in my blog writing is diet. Losing weight is 80% diet and 20% exercise. I have seen people lose tons of weight just by changing their diet. One of the ways you can change your diet is by substituting fish for red meat and in some cases poultry.
Baked Salmon...so good.
I have to admit that I haven’t always been the biggest fish fan in the world. I’m not sure whether its my many near death experiences from choking on a fish bone as a child or the fact that it can smell like dirty female naughty parts, or so I’ve heard. However, once I discovered salmon, and all the things you could do with it, I knew that God loved me even though I was fat. The great thing about salmon is that it has all the benefits of fish with out the bones. It’s like the Cadillac of fish.
Tuna Steak...the Buick of fish I guess?
Fish is an excellent source of protein. In addition to being an excellent source of protein, fish is lean and has very little “bad” fat and calories in comparison to poultry and beef. Studies have shown that fish helps one to control their appetite, and that it acts as a natural hunger suppressant. Fish is also full of omega 3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids play an important role in brain function as well as normal growth and development. Basically if you know someone whose really dumb, its probably because they don’t get enough omega 3-fatty acids. On top of that research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.
Grilled Catfish...Beware of Bones!
Not all fish are created equal though, the best types of fish to eat generally are salmon, tuna, halibut, swordfish, catfish (baked not fried). It is important to remember that the method of preparation is key. Avoid frying foods or using oils to cook your fish. The best ways to prepare fish are to either grill it or bake it. If you serve it with a healthy side of steamed vegetables then you have the ideal meal.
Fish tends to be more expensive than the other meat choices, so I suggest going to a farmer’s market or waiting till it goes on sale at your grocery store or at Costco and stockpiling up on it then. Remember, that fish is proof that God or whatever higher power you believe in loves you. And if you don’t believe in a higher power well then just eat fish.