How do you manage your weight without counting calories? I’m telling you – the best way is to eat the right proportions of high quality proteins, smart carbs, and healthy fats. If you can balance these, you’ll control your appetite and manage your weight!
Curious about what this looks like? ONE way to do this – not the only way, but an easy way is to make your animal protein the same size as your starchy carb– so 3-4 ounces of fish and ½ cup starchy carb. Then the trick is to round it out with vegetables – half your plate becomes veggies.
For example – I sautéed an onion in olive oil and added a bag of cauliflower rice and I toss in some lentils. This is perfect for me.
Now the amount of carb you need may be different than the amount I need– since carb tolerance is based on how much fuel your muscles need. If you’re a 6 foot tall teenager playing basketball you need more lentils and if you’re an older woman 5 feet tall, you need less lentils- remember, even though lentils are healthy, if you eat too many you gain weight.
But you get the idea– both cauliflower and lentils enter the blood stream slowly, that’s what stabilizes blood sugar and decreases cravings and that is smart eating!
1 16 ounce bag riced cauliflower
1 cup lentils, cooked
1 medium onion, chopped
2-3 teaspoons Madras curry or turmeric
1/8 teaspoon chile flakes, or to taste
- Saute onion in neutral oil, like canola in a medium hot skillet
- Add cauliflower rice and saute for 2 minutes or till somewhat cooked
- Add cooked lentils, Madras curry powder or turmeric, and chili flakes.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.