NEVER EAT THESE CEREALS

 

 

Cereal might be worth avoiding. There are so many other healthy alternatives out there if you are willing to break an old habit that is not helping to get used to something new that is going to benefit you for the rest of your life.

 

About 5 years ago, I stopped eating cereal. I lost 15 pounds over the next 6 weeks by making no other changes. It was hard at first because I didn't know what to do. Then I decided to always eat oatmeal if I couldn't think of anything else. I don't love oatmeal so it was easy to think of alternatives like eggs or soup or whatever.

 

If you wan't to know what I eat for breakfast Tues- Saturday and want to get 42 FREE Fat Burning Recipes. Go Here, and download my Free E book and start getting healthier today.


Oh and Here is a Link to Why you Probably want to avoid cereal. 

 

Enjoy your day and stay active!

 

Live Good,

Mac Dodds

Live Good Fitness.com

 

 

Cereal might be worth avoiding. There are so many other healthy alternatives out there if you are willing to break an old habit that is not helping to get used to something new that is going to benefit you for the rest of your life.

 

About 5 years ago, I stopped eating cereal. I lost 15 pounds over the next 6 weeks by making no other changes. It was hard at first because I didn't know what to do. Then I decided to always eat oatmeal if I couldn't think of anything else. I don't love oatmeal so it was easy to think of alternatives like eggs or soup or whatever.

 

If you wan't to know what I eat for breakfast Tues- Saturday and want to get 42 FREE Fat Burning Recipes. Go Here, and download my Free E book and start getting healthier today.


Oh and Here is a Link to Why you Probably want to avoid cereal. 

 

Enjoy your day and stay active!

 

Live Good,

Mac Dodds

Live Good Fitness.com

 

Top 3 Ways You Feel Better When You Exercise

When we talk about the benefits of exercise, looking better gets the most attention. 

Burning off unwanted pounds is a great thing, but let's not overlook a more immediate benefit of exercise. 

Exercise transforms how you feel—with a quickness. 

It's true. While weight loss takes time and extended effort, all it takes is one workout to begin reaping the reward of a more energetic and capable body. 

Here are the top 3 ways that your body will feel better with exercise: 

1) You'll Have More Energy
How are your energy levels these days? 

(And I'm talking about natural energy, not energy manufactured by caffeine.) 

Do your eyes pop open at the sound of your alarm? Then do you bounce through your day with a spring in your step? 

Or do you hit snooze half a dozen times before getting up and dragging through your day? 

While you may not instantly feel like the Energizer Bunny, your energy levels will dramatically increase once you begin a consistent, challenging exercise routine. 

How does spending energy create more energy? 

"(Exercise) literally creates energy in your body. Your body rises up to meet the challenge for more energy by becoming stronger," explains Samantha Heller MS, RD. 

Research consistently concludes that regular exercise increases energy levels and reduces fatigue. 

2) You'll Have Fewer Aches and Pains
When your life becomes sedentary (this means you are inactive for most of the day) then you'll quickly find your body developing aches and pains. 

You'll feel it when you stand up - a throb in your back, creaking in your knees and stiffness in your legs. 

This is pain due to underuse. 

Your body was meant to move! 

Movement improves flexibility and range of motion, and releases natural pain-reducing endorphins, which means that, with a regular exercise program, you'll be moving smoother and with less pain than ever before. 

3) You'll Feel Happy and Confident
It's hard to understand how 30 to 60 minutes a day spent on exercise is able to completely transform how you feel about yourself. But it does. 

Think back to the last time that you accomplished something. Maybe you performed well at work and received kudos from your boss, or you finished a project at home that took weeks of your time and concentration. 

Do you remember how that accomplishment made you feel? 

You stood a little bit straighter, you smiled easily, and deep down you felt alive with excitement. 

When challenging exercise becomes a regular part of your life, feelings of happiness and confidence also become a part of you. 

From now on I want you to forget the idea that exercise is nothing more than a means to achieving a slimmer body. 

Instead, look at exercise as a complete life enhancer. 

I'd love to get a call or an email from you and help you feel better. mac@livegoodfitness.com (925) 435-1856

Reach out to me and I'll show you how to integrate a consistent, challenging exercise routine into your lifestyle so that you'll begin to reap the benefits of an energetic, more confident you.

UPDATE: Tina's Women's only Team Training Class is ALMOST FULL one spot was taken yesterday and there is only 1 spot left! If you are ready to feel better and supported by women and get your exercise too, this is the class for you. Call today to try it free for a week, no strings attached!

Mac's Personal Training Schedule is filling up fast and you don't want to be stuck on the waiting list. Email me to get to the front of the line and Try your free week at the same time. 

Don't wait to begin enjoying the benefits of an active lifestyle - call or email now!

 

Live Good,

Mac Dodds

Live Good Fitness.com                   

Top 3 Ways You Feel Better When You Exercise

When we talk about the benefits of exercise, looking better gets the most attention. 

Burning off unwanted pounds is a great thing, but let's not overlook a more immediate benefit of exercise. 

Exercise transforms how you feel—with a quickness. 

It's true. While weight loss takes time and extended effort, all it takes is one workout to begin reaping the reward of a more energetic and capable body. 

Here are the top 3 ways that your body will feel better with exercise: 

1) You'll Have More Energy
How are your energy levels these days? 

(And I'm talking about natural energy, not energy manufactured by caffeine.) 

Do your eyes pop open at the sound of your alarm? Then do you bounce through your day with a spring in your step? 

Or do you hit snooze half a dozen times before getting up and dragging through your day? 

While you may not instantly feel like the Energizer Bunny, your energy levels will dramatically increase once you begin a consistent, challenging exercise routine. 

How does spending energy create more energy? 

"(Exercise) literally creates energy in your body. Your body rises up to meet the challenge for more energy by becoming stronger," explains Samantha Heller MS, RD. 

Research consistently concludes that regular exercise increases energy levels and reduces fatigue. 

2) You'll Have Fewer Aches and Pains
When your life becomes sedentary (this means you are inactive for most of the day) then you'll quickly find your body developing aches and pains. 

You'll feel it when you stand up - a throb in your back, creaking in your knees and stiffness in your legs. 

This is pain due to underuse. 

Your body was meant to move! 

Movement improves flexibility and range of motion, and releases natural pain-reducing endorphins, which means that, with a regular exercise program, you'll be moving smoother and with less pain than ever before. 

3) You'll Feel Happy and Confident
It's hard to understand how 30 to 60 minutes a day spent on exercise is able to completely transform how you feel about yourself. But it does. 

Think back to the last time that you accomplished something. Maybe you performed well at work and received kudos from your boss, or you finished a project at home that took weeks of your time and concentration. 

Do you remember how that accomplishment made you feel? 

You stood a little bit straighter, you smiled easily, and deep down you felt alive with excitement. 

When challenging exercise becomes a regular part of your life, feelings of happiness and confidence also become a part of you. 

From now on I want you to forget the idea that exercise is nothing more than a means to achieving a slimmer body. 

Instead, look at exercise as a complete life enhancer. 

I'd love to get a call or an email from you and help you feel better. mac@livegoodfitness.com (925) 435-1856

Reach out to me and I'll show you how to integrate a consistent, challenging exercise routine into your lifestyle so that you'll begin to reap the benefits of an energetic, more confident you.

UPDATE: Tina's Women's only Team Training Class is ALMOST FULL one spot was taken yesterday and there is only 1 spot left! If you are ready to feel better and supported by women and get your exercise too, this is the class for you. Call today to try it free for a week, no strings attached!

Mac's Personal Training Schedule is filling up fast and you don't want to be stuck on the waiting list. Email me to get to the front of the line and Try your free week at the same time. 

Don't wait to begin enjoying the benefits of an active lifestyle - call or email now!

 

Live Good,

Mac Dodds

Live Good Fitness.com                   

5 Flat Tummy Myths and 3 Steps to Tight Abs

 

 

It's Hot Outside!

 

Summer Bathing suits is right around the corner…are you ready?

 

Most people want to slim down before baring it all, so I'm here to warn you of the 5 Flat Tummy Myths that could waste your time:

 

Myth #1: Do extra crunches to flatten your abs.

 

Excessive crunches aren't the answer for tight abs. In order to achieve a toned look you'll have to focus on burning off the layer of fat that is covering up your tummy.

 

  • Tip: Don't obsess about crunches - instead focus on fat burning.

Myth #2: Take diet pills to speed results.

 

I know it's so tempting! The ads make compelling claims about the power of popping a pill, but don't fall for it. There is no ‘magic pill'. Diet pills are more likely to burn through your pocketbook than to slim you down.

 

  • Tip: Don't pop a pill - instead burn calories with intense exercise.

Myth #3: Turn to packaged diet products to boost results.

 

Don't fall for the foods that are packaged as ‘diet' or ‘weight loss' aids. Quite often these products are packed with refined sugar and other artificial ingredients that your body doesn't need, and certainly won't help you attain that tight tummy.

 

  • Tip: Don't eat packaged diet foods - instead stick with nutritious whole foods.

Myth #4: Avoid all carbohydrates in order to achieve tight abs.

Carbohydrates have been given a bad rap, which is unfortunate because you can (and should) eat carbs while slimming down. The key is to stick with whole grains, oatmeal and brown rice while avoiding processed and refined flours and sugars.

 

  • Tip: Don't give up all carbohydrates - instead stick with wholesome carbs.

Myth #5: Starve the chub away. 

 

Trying to lose weight by starving yourself is not only ineffective it can also be dangerous. It may seem that severe calorie restriction would deliver the quickest weight loss, but your body is complex and by doing so you'll disrupt your metabolism and slow your results.

 

  • Tip: Don't starve yourself - instead eat small wholesome meals throughout the day.


Now that you know what not to do in order to achieve tight abs, it's time to go over your flat tummy game plan. Here's what you need to know in 3 simple steps:

 

Step One: No more junk.

The best way to do this is by purging your kitchen. Throw out the sugary, processed and fat-filled foods. Once the junk has been cleared out, don't buy any more of it. Remember that your beach-ready abs depend on what you eat – don't eat junk!

 

Step Two: Eat whole foods.

Replace the junk food in your life with plenty of the following: cooked and raw vegetables, fresh fruits, whole grains, moderate amounts of seeds and nuts, lean meats and low fat dairy. Clean eating really is that simple.

 

Step Three: Come train with Me or Tina.

This is the most obvious step. You're ready to get into great shape and I'm in a unique position to make that happen for you. Call or reply to this email to get started on an exercise plan that will get you those amazing abs.

 

Take Advantage of a FREE WEEK of Team Training With Tina! Only 1 Spot Left For the Women Only Team Training 5:30 am Tues & Thursdays Plus Extras. Be the first to Try it for Free or get put on the Waiting List.

 

 


mac@livegoodfitness.com     (925) 435-1856

 

 

Or Get A Free Week of Training With Me, Mac Dodds. 2 x 30 minute sessions. May Only and Until my schedule is Filled only 3 spots left to train with Mac.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live Good,

Mac Dodds

Live Good Fitness

 

 

It's Hot Outside!

 

Summer Bathing suits is right around the corner…are you ready?

 

Most people want to slim down before baring it all, so I'm here to warn you of the 5 Flat Tummy Myths that could waste your time:

 

Myth #1: Do extra crunches to flatten your abs.

 

Excessive crunches aren't the answer for tight abs. In order to achieve a toned look you'll have to focus on burning off the layer of fat that is covering up your tummy.

 

  • Tip: Don't obsess about crunches - instead focus on fat burning.

Myth #2: Take diet pills to speed results.

 

I know it's so tempting! The ads make compelling claims about the power of popping a pill, but don't fall for it. There is no ‘magic pill'. Diet pills are more likely to burn through your pocketbook than to slim you down.

 

  • Tip: Don't pop a pill - instead burn calories with intense exercise.

Myth #3: Turn to packaged diet products to boost results.

 

Don't fall for the foods that are packaged as ‘diet' or ‘weight loss' aids. Quite often these products are packed with refined sugar and other artificial ingredients that your body doesn't need, and certainly won't help you attain that tight tummy.

 

  • Tip: Don't eat packaged diet foods - instead stick with nutritious whole foods.

Myth #4: Avoid all carbohydrates in order to achieve tight abs.

Carbohydrates have been given a bad rap, which is unfortunate because you can (and should) eat carbs while slimming down. The key is to stick with whole grains, oatmeal and brown rice while avoiding processed and refined flours and sugars.

 

  • Tip: Don't give up all carbohydrates - instead stick with wholesome carbs.

Myth #5: Starve the chub away. 

 

Trying to lose weight by starving yourself is not only ineffective it can also be dangerous. It may seem that severe calorie restriction would deliver the quickest weight loss, but your body is complex and by doing so you'll disrupt your metabolism and slow your results.

 

  • Tip: Don't starve yourself - instead eat small wholesome meals throughout the day.


Now that you know what not to do in order to achieve tight abs, it's time to go over your flat tummy game plan. Here's what you need to know in 3 simple steps:

 

Step One: No more junk.

The best way to do this is by purging your kitchen. Throw out the sugary, processed and fat-filled foods. Once the junk has been cleared out, don't buy any more of it. Remember that your beach-ready abs depend on what you eat – don't eat junk!

 

Step Two: Eat whole foods.

Replace the junk food in your life with plenty of the following: cooked and raw vegetables, fresh fruits, whole grains, moderate amounts of seeds and nuts, lean meats and low fat dairy. Clean eating really is that simple.

 

Step Three: Come train with Me or Tina.

This is the most obvious step. You're ready to get into great shape and I'm in a unique position to make that happen for you. Call or reply to this email to get started on an exercise plan that will get you those amazing abs.

 

Take Advantage of a FREE WEEK of Team Training With Tina! Only 1 Spot Left For the Women Only Team Training 5:30 am Tues & Thursdays Plus Extras. Be the first to Try it for Free or get put on the Waiting List.

 

 


mac@livegoodfitness.com     (925) 435-1856

 

 

Or Get A Free Week of Training With Me, Mac Dodds. 2 x 30 minute sessions. May Only and Until my schedule is Filled only 3 spots left to train with Mac.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live Good,

Mac Dodds

Live Good Fitness

 

3 Ways to GET MORE from Your Workout!

 

 

Use the following three tips to bring your routine up to the next level: 

 

1. Be Unstable: Use your entire body, and target your core, by performing exercises that engage stabilizing muscles. To do this use an exercise ball, a balance board, a balance disk, or you could simply stand on one leg. 

 

2. Add Resistance: The more resistance that you incorporate with your routine translates into higher intensity and more calories burned. Some ideas for adding resistance include: carrying dumbbells while doing lunges, wearing a weighted vest while walking or jogging, or putting a weight between your feet while doing leg raises. 

 

3. Use Intervals: Interval training is an amazing tool for creating short yet effective workouts. Don’t worry, it’s not complicated. Interval training is simply alternating between different short bursts of activity.

 

Thanks for Reading,

Live Good,

Mac Dodds

Live Good Fitness.com

 

Forget Sugar

I don't believe is swearing on blog posts and other public things so I am saying "forget sugar" instead of the other F-word that may come to mind.

 

I felt oddly off yesterday and had less energy than usual. I was blaming it on the rainy season, or the workout I had Last Friday that was a little too much.

 

And then it dawned on me that I ate a cupcake, 2 cookies and a bag of m&m's and a kit kat over the weekend along with a few drinks. I am not blaming anyone or feeling guilty for this nor should you if you did something similar. but. Sugar can make you feel like crap and it can quickly become a bad habit that is so unfulfilling and unsatisfying.

 

So. In the spirit of saying "forget sugar" I am making a special offer to you out there who have never worked out with me and know you need to start feeling better, getting more energy and leaning up a bit.

 

Get a Free Week of training with me at the studio in Pleasant hill 2 x 30 min Sessions (only for new clients) But, here's the catch, 1) It's first come first serve. 2) You have to contact me  HERE before May 1st to take advantage. Take Advantage Of My Free Week! 

 

If You would rather work out in a Small Group Class for Women Only - Team Training is your answer! This class has only 2 spots and then will be full. The Amazing Tina Dodds (My Wife) teaches it herself. Click Here to get your free week and see if  it's right for you! It's Tues & Thursday from 5:30 to 6:10am! TEAM TRAINING

 

Of course if you would rather have a FREE Ebook with 42 Fat burning recipes for now to get started. I would be happy to provide as a  Thank You for your time. Just Click Here

 

Thanks for Reading this!

 

Live Good,

Mac Dodds

Live Good Fitness

3 Anti-Fitness Habits



The following 3 habits will result in weight gain faster than you can say 'anti-fitness habits.' Break these habits quickly.
 

  1. Drinking Calories. Soda pop, coffee drinks, smoothies and fruit juices are filled with calories. Since liquids won't give you a 'full' feeling, these drinks slide by without notice of how many extra calories you're getting. Stick with water to avoid extra calories.
  2. Not Exercising. Skipping the gym day after day, week after week, and month after month will lead to muscle loss and a reduced metabolism. Exercise 3-5 days per week to keep your muscles strong and metabolism high.
  3. Eating a Heavy Dinner. Eating a large heavy dinner sets you up for weight gain. Instead of eating the majority of your calories late in the day, spread it out over the entire day.

Live Good,

Mac Dodds

Live Good Fitness

4 ways to burn more Fat

There is nothing quite as frustrating as seeing your results fizzle out. 

This is a common place to end up, usually after a few months on the same exercise routine. In the beginning your body responds to your routine with lost pounds and gained muscle tone, then one day all results screech to a stop. 

Why does this happen? And, more importantly, how can you prevent it? 

Your muscles adapt quickly to any repetitive routine. Remember that the definition of 'insanity' is to do the same thing over and over while expecting different results. This holds true for your workouts. 

When your results stop, it's time to do something new.

  • The problem: Your muscles have adapted to your routine.
  • The Solution: It's time to apply the concept of muscle confusion.

Muscle confusion is a way to keep your body guessing by changing your routine. 

I have good news - the following 4 strategies are guaranteed to crank your workouts up to the next level and to deliver better results. 

Strategy #1: Use a Drop Set 

Drop sets are often used to fight off exercise plateaus. This technique is great for increasing muscle strength, endurance and for adding to the cardiovascular benefit of your workout - which results in more fat burn. 

This is how to do a drop set: When you perform an exercise to exhaustion, don't stop there. Drop the weight by 80% and do another set. 

You could take it a step further by dropping the weight twice, making it a double drop. Or drop the weight three times for a descending drop set. Use this technique only once or twice per workout, on the final set of the exercise. 

Strategy #2: Focus on Negatives 

Each time that you do a weight lifting repetition you are using three types of strength.

  1. Positive strength: lifting the weight.
  2. Static strength: holding weight in a contracted position.
  3. Negative strength: lowering the weight.

Most people completely miss the benefit of the negative in each repetition by allowing the weight to drop quickly with little control. It is understood that the negative portion of each repetition is just as important as the positive portion, possibly more important. 

Focus on the negative portion of each repetition by lowering the weight very slowly. Concentrate on the negative contraction, and make each repetition count. 

If you are advanced, then use a training partner to assist you in moving heavier-than-normal weight into a contracted position, then lower it very slowly. 

Another way to utilize negative repetitions on a machine is to lift the weight using two limbs but then lower it with just one. For example, use both legs to lift the weight on a leg extension machine, but then lower it back down slowly using only one leg. 

Strategy #3: Use Active Rest 

Every minute of your workout is an opportunity to increase intensity and to burn more fat. Don't waste precious minutes with long rest periods. 

While it is important to catch your breath if you feel winded, most of the time you would benefit more from an active rest. Do one of the following activities for 30 seconds between exercises and turn your regular workout into High Intensity Interval Training.

  • High Knees with Alternating Punches: Alternately bring each knee high to your chest in a quick jumping movement while alternating forward punches at shoulder level.
  • Burpees: Start in a sanding position and bend at the waist. Once your hands hit the floor, push your entire body back, extending your legs until they're straight and you're in the push-up position. Go down for a push-up, and when you push yourself up, jump slightly to bring your feet back near your hands. Finally, jump in the air with your arms fully extended over your head.
  • Side-to-Side Jumps on Bench: Stand on one side of an exercise bench. Place the foot closest up onto the bench, jump up and switch feet, then land on the opposite side of the bench.
  • Mountain Climbers: Place your hands wider than shoulder-width apart on the ground in a push-up position. Bring one knee to your chest and then back to the starting position, alternate each leg quickly.
  • Side-to-Side Ab Twists: With feet close together, jump and twist your legs left to right - holding your abs tight. Keep a bend in your knees and swing your upper arms with each twist.
  • Jump Lunges with Pop Squat: Start in a lunge position, lunge down then quickly jump up, switching your leg position in midair, land in an opposite leg lunge. Once you've done both legs, jump straight into a squat.
  • Medicine Ball Squat Jumps: With feet wider than shoulder-width apart hold a medicine ball at chest level. Squat down until your knees are at a 90 degree angle. Explosively jump up, raising the medicine ball straight over your head.

Strategy #4: Modify the Exercise There are certain exercises that are considered 'staples' in the gym. 

The squat. The lunge. The chest press. The shoulder press. The bicep curl. You get the idea... 

While you shouldn't throw these exercises out the window, find creative ways to modify the familiar motion in order to challenge your muscles. Try these exercise modifications:

  • Squat on a Bosu ball or balance board.
  • Place a weighted bar across your shoulders and do walking lunges.
  • Use an exercise ball for chest presses instead of the bench.
  • Do a full squat between each repetition of shoulder presses.
  • Do a shoulder press between each repetition of bicep curls.

If you'd like a sure-fire way to break through your fitness plateau and to melt away unwanted fat, then contact me for a fitness consultation. 

Call or email today - I look forward to hearing from you.

Live Good,

Mac Dodds

Live Good Fitness

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Motivation



Are you struggling with self motivation? Having a hard time getting yourself to your regularly scheduled workouts? Finding more and more reasons to cheat on your healthy diet? 

You’re not alone and today I’ve got just the 4 Self-Motivating Mind Tricks that you need to lock onto your goals… 

A healthy dose of motivation coupled with determination will get you almost anything in life. So how do you know if you’re genuinely motivated?

 

  • Motivation will tell you to get out of bed for an early workout.
  • Motivation will nag you to put down the doughnut.
  • Motivation makes passing on fries a reflex.
  • Motivation makes a sweat drenched workout exciting.
  • Motivation constantly reminds you why you do what you do.

Self-Motivating Mind Trick #1: Pinpoint Your Motivator. 

Motivation stems from having a goal. What is your goal? Why do you want to get into great shape?

Once you uncover your personal motivator you’ll find that motivation flows quickly your way. 

Take a minute to really uncover the reason that you want to lose the weight. Don’t say something vague like you want to 'Be thinner' or 'Look more attractive.' Dig deeper – there is a very specific motivator in your life, you simply need to uncover it. 

Here are some possible motivators… 
 

  • I want to have more energy to keep up with the kids.
  • I want to improve my health through weight loss to extend and improve my life.
  • I want to lose 15 pounds before my vacation.
  • I want to restore my confidence to wear sleeveless shirts.
  • I want to regain my figure to impress and attract my significant other.

Self-Motivating Mind Trick #2: Make It Official.

When you write something down it suddenly feels official, doesn’t it? Write down your motivator for getting into great shape, and post it where you will see it often—next to your alarm clock, on the bathroom mirror, or in your car. 

Each time you see your written motivator take a moment to visualize yourself accomplishing your goal. Try to make the scene as clear in your mind as possible. This is a powerful tool for maintaining your focus and direction. 

Self-Motivating Mind Trick #3: Be Practical.

It’s game plan time. You know what you want, and now you need to map out exactly how you’ll achieve it. It is important to be practical in your planning, rather than throwing out ideas that you know you won’t stick with.

With any weight loss goal it is important to 1) maintain a healthy low-calorie diet, and 2) participate in a consistent and challenging exercise program. 

Plan a routine that will fit into your schedule and you’ll be more likely to stick with it. Also choose an exercise program that you enjoy—don’t force yourself to jog everyday if you hate jogging. 

Self-Motivating Mind Trick #4: Call For Backup. 

Enlist the support of your friends, family and co-workers. Tell everyone about your goal to lose weight and get fit, you’ll be surprised how supportive most people will be. By being open about your goals you’ll likely be an encouragement to others to make healthy changes in their own lives. 

The most effective way to ensure that you meet your goal is to enlist my support, your personal trainer. Together we will identify what really motivates you. Together we will design a workout routine that fits into your schedule and into your life. And together we will see it through until your goal is met. 

Call or email me today to get started on the program that will transform your life.

Live Good,

Mac Dodds

Live Good Fitness

Baked Catfish and Mint Cabbage Salad

Catfish is a wonderful source of low fat protein. Lots of recipes call for frying

catfish, but baking turns it into a low calorie, high protein meal. The generous seasoning of the catfish lends to a rich flavor that is complimented perfectly by the light minty salad. Servings: 4

Here's what you need... 

For the Catfish:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 bunch of fresh cilantro, washed and stems trimmed
  • 4 catfish fillets
  • curry powder
  • salt
  • sweet paprika
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely minced
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a glass baking pan, drizzle the olive oil and scatter the cilantro over the bottom of the pan.
  3. Generously season both sides of each fillet with curry, salt and sweet paprika. Place the fillets evenly across the bottom of the pan, on top of the cilantro.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice and finely minced garlic. Pour over the tops of the fillets.
  5. Cover the pan with foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

For the Salad:

  • 1 head green, organic cabbage, shredded
  • 1/8 cup crushed, dry mint leaves
  • 1/8 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • dash of salt
  1. Wash the shredded cabbage and place in a medium sized bowl. Sprinkle with the dried mint, mix well.
  2. In a small bowl combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over the cabbage and mix well.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 221 calories, 8g fat, 102mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate, 7g fiber, and 26g protein 

Enjoy

Live Good,

Mac Dodds