Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Keto weight loss food swaps to boost protein, slash calories and fat

One challenging task in weight loss is to get enough lowfat, low calorie protein. Eating lean protein is how I lost 100 pounds. TLC's "My 600-lb Life" Dr. Now says it's essential to curbing obesity. Here are keto diet food swaps to boost protein and cut calories and fat. 

You might think this involves swapping tofu or beans for meat. It doesn't. Neither soy nor beans are great protein sources. Also, many of us can't eat beans because they don't digest well. So I swapped ground chicken and lean pork for beef. Chicken breast is only 90 calories for a 4-oz, 24 gram protein serving. Lean "white meat" pork (like loin with fat trimmed) is super lowfat and low calorie too. 

I buy big packages of chicken breast when it's $1.69/lb, trim and fat, pop it in the food processor and freeze pound bags of ground chicken. This subs in any dish you would use hamburger: tacos, pasta, stews and casseroles. It's my go-to for weigh loss food swaps. 

For taco meat, I season with cumin, celery salt, fresh cilantro, cinnamon, paprika, garlic, onion and chili powder. I just had a taco salad with leaf lettuce, seasoned gd. chicken, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and onions. Super filling and delicious. This is a good anti-obesity recipe because that helps burn fat. 

I buy pork loin when it's cheap and trim the fat. I grind some and cube some. This subs for any ground beef dish. Ground pork and chicken helped me with weight loss because they curb hunger. Being low calorie, I could eat more, too! 

For more on how I lost 100 pounds, stay tuned! Love, mar

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