I love tofu in Asian restaurants but know that they deep fat fry the pieces. I asked a Chinese friend how her tofu comes out so perfect . She told me to drop the pieces into boiling water for a minute or two, then drain. Then fry the pieces with just a thin coating of oil in the skillet. Comes out perfect without the excess oil. The outside of the pieces are nice and crusty. I use firm tofu for this.
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I went from eating a lot of deep fried food to a healthy diet and no deep fried foods. My main success is counting calories. I limited myself to a 1200 calorie intake a day for 30 days. I made sure I took vitamins and supplements. I felt a lot better in 10 days after I started.
I lost 16 lbs in 30 days. I eat oatmeal, honeynut cheerios, post almond, eggbeaters, eggs, turkey bacon, 20 calorie ham slices, 35 calorie bread, bananas, peaches for breakgfast. A lot of salads for lunch. Nothing but healthy dinner meals with fish, chicken, or very lean redmeats and lots of veggie
Constantly eating low fat foods or zero calorie foods can leave you hungry. Low fat food makes the glycemic index of carbohydrates without fat very high, then spikes blood sugar and makes sugar into fat. Eating small amounts of meat, poultry, fish like tuna or shell fish, eggs, nuts & seeds, tofu will not leave you hungry all the time. People mistake thirst for hunger also, so stay hydrated, milk, soup or a protein drink should help you stay full.
French fries, donuts,& deep-fried foods should be avoided by anyone who has arthritis as it puts extra stress on the joints. Avoid bacon, trans fats~ such as fatty beef, pork, lamb, poultry skin, ice cream, butter, whole or 2 percent milk, regular cheese, bologna, salami, pepperoni,& sausage. Eat whole grains & stay away from starchy foods & simple sugar as they cause more inflammation, instead grab fruit. Green tea, fish oils, olive oil, cherries, oranges & ginger help. Vitamin C 2X per day!
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