It has come to my attention that I make A LOT of fat filled foods. If you are new here then this, this and this is what I mean.
When I say “come to my attention”, I mean the abs that I once had has started to hibernate behind a rather thick blanket of fluffiness following the holiday feasts. To put simply: I am getting squishy. Have you ever heard of the phrase “fight fire with fire?” Today, I am fighting fat…with fat.
Did you know that not all fat is bad! This Seared Salmon With Tzatziki is actually filled with fat (the good kind). The fats from the greek yogurt, extra-virgin olive oil and salmon play a vital role in keeping your body in tip top shape. However, like most foods, eating them a few times really don’t make much of a difference to your overall health. It is what you eat on a consistent basis that will ultimately determine your longevity. Duh?
I believe in moderation when it comes to food, so nothing is ever completely off limits. I found that restriction inevitably leads to depression. Let me explain with a sample of my previous weight loss diet plan.
Monday: 2100 calories of “healthy” foods (Great adherence)
Tuesday: 2100 calories of “healthy” foods (Great adherence)
Wednesday: 2100 calories of “healthy” foods (Great adherence)
Thursday: 2100 calories of “healthy” foods (Good adherence)
Friday: 2100 calories of “healthy” foods (OK adherence)
Saturday: 2300 calories of foods (ate a little extra from blog recipes)
Sunday: 2100 calories of “healthy” foods 10,000+ calories of junk consumed as I am sitting in a dark room binge watching Netflix (including but definitely not limited to: a jar of peanut butter eaten with a rather large spoon, BBQ chips, Oreos, ice cream and water (not because of guilt but because it helps the peanut butter go down!).
Yeah, I lived a pretty miserable existence. Hehe, I am way more sane now. You may see a lot of calorie dense foods on my blog but these recipes only make up a small fraction of my diet. I have found my balance.
As for this dish. It’s salmon, in a herbaceous Greek yogurt sauce (fatty but light, savory but refreshing). Would it be redundant if I said that this dish is very well balanced? *du dum tschh*