What is it about fish? If I’m up a few pounds, all I do is eat grilled fish that night, along with some vegetables (preferably thermic vegetables). The next day, I’m back down on the scale. It’s magical. That’s why I weigh myself every morning; and one way I have maintained a 50 pound weight loss since 2001.
Why does it work?
1) Fish is easier to digest than other meats, i.e., beef, pork, chicken, etc.
2) Fish is a protein, not a carbohydrate, so it doesn’t cause an insulin spike when eaten. (the theory behind the high protein/low carb diets).
3) Fish is super low in fat.
4) Fish is extremely low in calories, yet satisfying. Just look at these calorie counts of some of my favorites (no breading, not fried):
a) Alaskan King Crab Legs, 3 oz. = 109 calories
b) Flounder, 4 oz. = 132 calories
c) Mahi Mahi, 3 oz. = 90 calories
d) Salmon, 3 oz. = 160 calories
e) Talapia, 3 oz. = 110 calories
f) Tuna, canned, in water, 3 oz. = 109 calories
When I was a little girl, I didn’t like fish, but now I love it! I used to disguise the taste of fish, but now I love it grilled, and find that, along with chicken, it is my favorite form of protein. I love Mahi-Mahi sandwiches, prefer grilled fish tacos, get excited when my husband decides to grill fish on the grill, and give a nod of approval when I see fish skewers on the menu at restaurants.
Fish helps me live the thin lifestyle, and maintain a 50-pound weight loss, so fish is my friend — and, as I said before — fish is definitely “magical!”