Chinese Poached Chicken & Rice

                        Ingredients Large piece of ginger, 1 Tbsp finely grated, the rest sliced 3 garlic cloves 1 tsp black peppercorns 1 Tbsp soy sauce, plus 2-3 tsp (optional) 8 chicken legs 3 Tbsp sesame oil 2 bunches spring onions, chopped 4 pak choi, halved […]

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Vegan Portobello Pizzas

Ingredients 3 large portobello mushrooms, wiped clean, stems removed Olive oil 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp dried basil 1/4 tsp dried oregano 1 cup pizza sauce 1/2 cup mixed veggies (onion, mushroom, tomato, green pepper, etc.) Vegan Parmesan Cheese Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place cleaned mushrooms on a baking sheet and […]

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Don’t Let Your Job Sabotage Your Weight-Loss Goals

Your job is crucial to your savings account’s bottom line, but probably not so friendly to the bottom you sit on for eight hours each workday. Plus, the typical office is a veritable minefield of temptation: vending machines with tasty (and fattening) snacks, birthday celebrations complete with cake, meetings that start with donuts, coworkers who […]

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No Gym for Exercise? No Problem!

It doesn’t take a math degree to understand the diet plan equation: fewer calories IN than OUT equals weight loss. That means that the #1 tool in the fight against fat is a well-planned, healthy diet, but it also means that you need to get moving; exercise is your friend if you want to lose […]

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Pan-Grilled Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

– Calories per Serving: 294 – Protein per Serving: 36.4g  Ingredients 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper Cooking spray 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets (about 1/2-inch thick) 1/2 teaspoon salt Preparation Combine first 5 ingredients (through pepper) in […]

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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

You eat right. You exercise regularly. You visit your Beach Cities Medical Weight Control center for the best in weight loss practices. You aim for a minimum of seven hours sleep each night, because you know that a lack of quality sleep is strongly connected to many health problems, including: Depression High blood pressure Lowered […]

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Change Your Environment to Aid in Weight Loss

When it comes right down to it, a great deal of weight gain is due to a preference for convenience. We all do it; drive through the fast food joint to save a few minutes spent cooking a healthy meal, hit the snooze button instead of getting up for that early morning exercise class, eat […]

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Chocolate-Dipped Banana Bites

Want to snack on something quick & simple and healthy? Try these! – Calories per Serving: 190 – Protein per Serving: 2g Ingredients 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips 1 small banana, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks Preparation 1. Place chocolate chips in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag or small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 […]

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Greek Yogurt and Raspberries

245g calories, 5g fat, 19g protein, 12g sugar Ingredients 6 ounces plain Greek yogurt 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries 1 teaspoon ground flax seeds Instructions Combine all ingredients in a bowl, serve, and enjoy. Plain Greek yogurt provides nearly double the amount of protein compared to regular yogurt with about the same number of […]

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Quench Your Thirst and Boost Your Health with Fruit-Infused Water

Water. It’s the very basis of life – you can’t survive much longer than three days without it. A well-hydrated body is a happy body and if you don’t take in enough fluids, you’ll feel the consequences: Dry eyes, mouth and skin Headaches Fatigue Slowed metabolism Irritability Lightheadedness Digestive upsets Increased hunger Having said all […]

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