Trading in steaks and pork chops for fish can significantly impact your health and waistline, according to my nutritionist, Keri Gans. She says that fish, including shellfish, is high in protein, low in fat and calories, and rich in heart-protecting omega-3 fatty acids. And it’s yummy!
It’s best to grill, bake, or broil fish with seasonings for added flavor. My favorites are garlic, chili powder, and a squeeze of lemon juice. You should avoid frying fish, cooking it in butter, or adding anything creamy.
Keri says health experts recommend eating seafood twice a week. So grab a tuna sandwich for lunch one day and grill tilapia for dinner at night.
For portion size, stick to three ounces for fatty fish, like salmon and tuna, and four ounces for white fish, like tilapia, sole, or shellfish. And if you like sushi, be sure to steer away from fried tempura!
Our 2012 Weight Loss Diary writer, Yasmin, is a 33-year-old web content producer who is looking to get healthy and love her body! Follow along on her year-long weight loss journey!