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Going Paleo for 30 Days

I completed the 28 Fast Metabolism Diet and did not cheat at all. It was not the most pleasant experience, dieting never is. But I walked away from it 10 lbs. lighter. So to me, it was worth it.

Oh No, Not Again
I then attempted the maintenance stage. However, the scale started tipping in the wrong direction almost immediately. Grrrr.... What is a woman who still has 30 lbs. to go supposed to do? I can tell you for sure it isn't staying on the FMD long term. I did mention it wasn't the best experience for me, right?

Now What?
So I decided to do some self reflection and think about what has helped me with weight loss in the past. Trust me, I am an experienced dieter. And therein lies the problem. I desperately need to get off the diet train. I have no problem losing weight. I also have no problem gaining it all back, plus some.

But one lifestyle change did help me significantly before and didn't feel like a diet - eating Paleo. I pondered that for a few days, switched to 99% …

Healthy Homemade Microwave Dinners: Mahi Mahi, Baked Potato, and Broccoli

A couple of weeks ago I bought a microwavable fish and veggie steamer. I put it to use for the first time a few days ago. And the dish turned out so delicious that I made it again last night for dinner.

Mahi Mahi, Baked Potato, and Broccoli
I cooked a small potato for 4 minutes in the microwave. Actually, I used my potato cycle and that's about how long it took. Then I put a frozen piece of  Mahi Mahi in my vegetable & fish microwave steamer. I put a little lemon juice on it. And I seasoned it with:
paprika
italian seasoning
onion powder
garlic powder
black pepper
cayenne pepper


Then I put the fish in the microwave on high for 5 minutes. After 2 minutes passed I stopped the fish and added broccoli, which I sprinkled with some garlic powder and onion powder. I put the steamer back in the microwave so that the the fish and vegetable could finish cooking at the same time.

While I was waiting for the microwave to finish i prepared my potato. I split it in half and sprinkled on dehydrated chives (found in the seasoning section of the grocery store). Instead of butter, sour cream, or ranch dressing, I used 1 T of olive oil mayo. That stuff is delicious!

I don't salt my food but this was still full of flavor because of all of the spices that I used.

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