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Chinese Chicken with Broccoli

Chicken with Broccoli Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 whole chicken breasts 1 large head or 2 small heads broccoli 1 tsp salt 2 tsp sherry 2 tsp corn flour 1 cup good chicken stock 1 tbsp olive oil grated fresh ginger to taste. I use about 2 tbsp (keep fresh ginger in the freezer, and when required grate it straight from freezer) 1/2 cup cashew nuts or blanched almonds Crisp Fried Rice noodles or Orgran Rice Pasta Directions: Cook noodles or pasta. Skin the chicken, cut into pieces. Wash broccoli and break into small stalks. Combine salt, browning, and sherry in a bowl, mix well. Heat oil in wok, add ginger, stir fry 1 minute. Add chicken, stir fry 1 minute. Add sauce mixture and broccoli, bring to boil, stirring, reduce heat, cover and simmer 3-4 minutes, adding more stock if necessary. Add nuts, serve on noodles or pasta. Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 277 Calories; 14g Fat (44.1% calories from fat); 28g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 72mg Cholesterol; 587mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 2 Fat. Source:¬† Real & Healthy Chinese Cooking” – ChineseFoodDIY’s cookbook with¬†500+ low carb and low fat recipes with 170+ colorful pictures. Based on a master chef’s 40 years of cooking practice and 4 years of writing and research, it has helped 12,800 people worldwide improve their...

Lose Weight

There is a big difference between losing fat and losing weight. When you lose fat, your body becomes sleek and toned. Losing weight, on the other hand, can also mean that you are losing muscle and water weight instead of fat. It is important to focus your weight loss efforts on losing fat rather than just losing weight. Not only will you see results faster, but you will be happier with what you see when you are done since your body will become firm and toned. Here are four things you should NOT do when you are trying to lose fat. 1. Skip meals or go on a “starvation” diet One of the most commune mistakes that people make when trying to lose weight is that they start skipping meals or cut their calories way, way back by hardly eating anything at all. There are two major problems with this. First, not eating enough calories leaves you feeling hungry and deprived and will make you much more likely to binge and blow your diet. Next, when you drastically decrease your calorie intake your metabolism automatically slows down to adjust for the decrease in energy that you are giving your body. A slower metabolism makes it harder to lose weight and much easier to gain it back when you do start eating normally again. Instead, you should eat healthy, balanced meals often throughout the day to give your body the fuel it needs. 2. Only do cardio when working out A lot of people think that because cardio burns a lot of calories it is the best thing to do...