Do you want to lose some physical weight? How would you also like to lose your extra burdens? Read on for a delicious and easy weight loss recipe, plus an idea to lose some mental weight…
Easy ways to lose weight!
Do you need a healthy, easy recipe to cook that will help you lose weight? My favorite weight loss recipe is at the bottom of this post. Before we jump to the healthy eating, I wanted to share a quick mental weight loss recipe with you.
Weighed down by burdens:
Are you feeling weighed down by stress?
If you feel like you are currently bearing the weight of too many difficulties, read this quick solution from John Bunyan’s book “Pilgrim’s Progress”. This quote comes from the part of the book where the main character, Christian, reached the hill of Calvary. Bunyan writes,“his burden loosed from his shoulders, and fell from off his back, and began to tumble; and so continued to do, till it came to the mouth of the sepulcher, where it fell in.”
That is a beautiful portion, from the classic tale, told by the masterful wordsmith John Bunyan. Keep that stress-relieving image at the forefront of your mind as you go about your caregiving. Your burdens can be loosed.
We have examined burden loosing in Burden Breaker, Caregiver Loneliness Part 2, and Stress Free Verses Burden Free so I will not belabor the point here. The quote by Bunyan was so eloquent that it was worth mentioning as a weight loss solution for our burdens.
Easy low-fat recipe:
Now, for my favorite easy recipe (along with a few variations):
As I was making this weight loss soup for my family, I realized blog readers might want a copy. My family enjoys eating this at mealtimes, and for snacks, when they want to drop a few pounds. This is my mother’s recipe, that my father also specializes in, so there are many variations you may try with this recipe.
Mom’s recipe for weight-loss soup:
- 1 large can french cut green beans
- 1 whole cabbage
- 3 beef bouillon cubes
- 3 chicken bouillon cubes
- 1 package celery
- 1 bag carrots
Drain green beans. Cut up celery, carrots, and cabbage. Combine all ingredients and cover with water. Cook until tender.
- For people with arthritis: buy the cabbage, celery, and carrots already cut up.
- My mother sometimes makes this soup with cans of tomatoes, instead of the bouillon cubes. If you have Acid Reflux, stick with bouillon cubes.
- I cook ground turkey meat and add this to the soup, giving my family some lean protein.
- You may add cans of corn or lima beans, etc…
- If you run out of bouillon cubes, try covering the ingredients with cans of chicken broth and adding some spices.
- We do not use extra salt, to cut down on the sodium, but you can try all manner of seasonings with this.
What about you?
How about you? What are some of your favorite low-calorie foods? Do you have any tips for losing weight? Please use the comment section to let us know your healthy recipes.
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