Foods to eat to lose weight and keep it off

December 19, 2008 4:11:08 PM PST
No more excuses! Find the motivation you need to lose weight right now with the help of Ali Vincent ? the winner of NBC's weight loss show "The Biggest Loser." She entered the show at 234 pounds, lost over 100 pounds, and emerged as its first female winner in season 5.

RECIPES:

Black Beans and Quinoa
Keep this in the refrigerator and scoop up a cup of the mixture for a yummy snack anytime during the day!

Ingredients:
1 can (15.5 oz.) - Organic, low salt, Black Beans
1/2 cup Quinoa
1 cup Filtered Water

Optional:
Garnish made of chopped tomatoes, onion, cilantro (about 1 tablespoon of each)

Mexican Salt Free Seasoning (1 teaspoon) Jarred Salsa (3 tablespoons)

Whole Wheat tortillas

Fat Free shredded cheese (2 tablespoons)

Instructions:
Cook quinoa in a saucepan with boiling water to make 4-6 servings (1/2 cup of Quinoa to one cup of water) or follow the microwave directions on the box.

Open the can (15 ½ oz.) of black beans and pour into colander and rinse beans until water runs clear.

Once Quinoa is cooked, mix in black beans.

Optional: you can add some fresh chopped tomatoes, onion, cilantro and Mexican flavored salt-free seasoning

You can also try a larger portion with a whole wheat/low carb tortilla, salsa and fat-free cheese as garnish for a filling meal.

Easy Breakfast Sandwich

Ingredients:
1 piece Turkey Bacon
1 large Egg
1 Ezekiel English Muffin

Instructions:
Cook Turkey Bacon according to package instructions.

Toast Ezekiel muffin

Cook over easy egg in a pan with nonfat cooking spray

Place muffin half on plate, top with turkey bacon and egg and enjoy!

About Ali Vincent:
The winner of NBC's hit show "The Biggest Loser" season 5, and the first ever female winner, Arizona native Alison "Ali" Vincent is a dynamic and inspirational speaker. A former champion synchronized swimmer, Ali set foot on the Biggest Loser ranch weighing 234 pounds. After weeks of hard work and dedication to health and fitness on the ranch and at home, Ali stepped on the scale at the finale weighing in at 122 pounds- 112 pounds less than her starting weight. This successful weight loss was enough to earn Ali the title of Season 5 winner and the first ever female winner.


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