January 4, 2012Today’s 10,000 Pound Challenge Tip: Strike starch at dinner. It’s time to wipe out the starchy carbs at dinner—that means starting today, no more bread, pasta, potatoes, and rice with your evening meal. Starchy carbs (even healthier choices like whole-grain pasta and sweet potatoes) are calorie-dense and, let’s face it, a bit addictive—we just love to overeat them! By cutting out these foods completely, your dinner calories—and the numbers on your scale—will drop significantly. To create starch-free dinners, enjoy plenty of lean protein (like skinless poultry, turkey burgers, pork tenderloin, fish, shellfish, and tofu), and pile on heaps of non-starchy veggies (think leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, zucchini, asparagus, sugar snap peas, carrots, peppers, and onions). Easy meal ideas include Grilled Chicken Parmesan (recipe: http://say.ly/npN1dN9) with steamed broccoli, shrimp and vegetable stir fry (hold the rice), and pork tenderloin or baked fish with sautéed spinach.
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