It is often confusing to know the best way to lose weight with so much conflicting advice in the media. So here are some top tips for sensible and sustainable weight loss.
Ensure that there is good quality protein in every meal and snack, as this will help you to balance your blood sugar levels. Try to include a wide variety of sources such as fish, white lean meats and eggs. Also include other sources such as beans, pulses, natural live yoghurt, small portions of nuts and seeds.
Quinoa Salad Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
1 tbsp Olive oil
300ml Light stock
60g Pumpkin seeds, lightly toasted
4 large Sun dried tomatoes, chopped
50g Mangetout, very finely shredded
1 tbsp Chives, finely snipped
1 tbsp Coriander, finely chopped
120g Canned sweet corn (no added sugar or salt)
½ Lemon, juice only
Gently heat the oil in a medium sized pan. Toss in the quinoa and let it ‘toast’ for a few minutes, stirring briefly. Add the stock, cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes until all the liquid has been absorbed.
Transfer into a large bowel and mix in the remaining ingredients. Season well.
Serve with salmon fillet and some leafy greens or broccoli.