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You Will Need
- Whole grain or quinoa pasta
- Sensible portion sizes
- Olive oil
- Low-fat cheese
- 4-6 oz. skinless poultry or fish
Choose healthier pasta
Choose whole-grain pasta, gluten-free pasta, or quinoa. Unlike refined pasta, these have protein, antioxidants, B vitamins, minerals, and plenty of fiber, which is important when following a weight-loss program.
Practice portion control
Practice portion control. A true, one-serving size of pasta is 1/2 cup cooked -- about the size of a can of tuna.
To bulk up your meal, add a cup of chopped cooked vegetables to your pasta.
Top with cheese
Toss the pasta and vegetables with a teaspoon of olive oil, a tomato-based pasta sauce. If you want to add cheese, top with a naturally low-fat cheese like mozzarella or goat cheese.
Add a serving of lean protein to your meal to help you feel fuller longer. Four ounces of skinless poultry or fish is ideal.
Satisfy your hunger and your craving for pasta while losing weight at the same time.