Slow & Steady or Fast & Furious??

So I ‘ve finally come to a conclusion on my weight loss journey, it’s better to stick with slow and steady over a short quick fix!

Yes I know I can hear you all telling me that I should of known better and we’ve all known that for years but you can’t blame a girl for trying! Last week I did the chemical diet and lost 7lbs in four days. It felt pretty amazeballs let me tell you but it was hard work. PLUS it pretty much all goes back on within a week. Boo.

So it’s back to sticking with slow and steady as I mentioned and continuing with the 5 : 2. I’ve been following this mainly since January 2014 off and on after I had my last child and in total have lost 20 lbs.I still have a way to go as I would like to lose another 20 lbs to get into the healthy BMI range.
I’ve started exercising again too so you can find out how thats going in The running returns…

This week I’m sharing a dinner option for you :

Easy Crispy Chicken from The Hairy Dieters at only 299 calories

Ingredients :

150g White Bread (about 4 slices)
4 tsp Dried Oregano or Mixed Herbs
2 tsp Sea Salt
25g Parmesan Cheese
4 tbsp Low Fat Yogurt
1-2 tbsp Plain Flour
4 Boneless Chicken Breasts, (about 160g each)
Ground Black Pepper

Method :

  • Preheat the oven to 220ºC.
  • Place the bread on a large baking tray lined with parchment and toast until pale golden brown. (I actually bunged mine in the toaster for a blast)
  • Remove crusts and tear bread into large pieces, put in a food processor and blitz into crumbs.
  • Tip these into a large bowl with herbs, salt, pepper and Parmesan.
  • Place the flour in one bowl and the yoghurt in another.
  • I then banged my chicken with a rolling pin to flatten it a little although it doesn’t tell you to do this.
  • Take each breast and dip into the flour, then yoghurt, then the crumbs and push lightly so you have a thick coating.
  • Repeat with all breasts.
  • Place the chicken breasts on a tray lined with grease proof paper, for extra crispiness spray with fry light and then bake in the oven for 20 to 30 mins.

crispy chick

Some of the tastiest healthy chicken I’ve had. I may go lighter on the salt next time but have a go and let me know what you think.

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2 thoughts on “Slow & Steady or Fast & Furious??

  1. Pingback: The running returns… | Is it wine o'clock yet??

  2. Oh wow – I appreciate the recipe! I love fried/crispy chicken – and at only 299 calories, this is pretty much guilt free, which rates highly in my book! I’ve not tried the chemical diet, sticking to Almased at the moment when needed for a quick start, but slow and steady is the way to go and then it is easier to keep the weight you have lost off. Keep going chick, you are doing fantastically well! Thank you for linking up with #WeightLossWednesday – hope to see you again this week! Sim x

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