1 protein – 1 fat
Last week, I had an opportunity to have a wonderful chat with SlimGenics Program Director, Kim C. I know you see her face all over the place in the SlimGenics community, but what you don’t see is her heart. It is HUGE! I want to share this with all of you because you need to know that these people genuinely care about your success and are pulling for you every step of the way. Yes: YOU.
I came into SlimGenics in the most unusual way–I am their corporate caterer. For years they watched me come and go with food, and never once did anyone slip me a card or suggest that I try their program. They didn’t even hint at it. Talk about a soft sell! But last year I decided to do a little bit of research into the program, and I liked almost everything about it. But I still didn’t run into a Center and sign up. Why? I was terrified by my past failures. I really had tried so many other programs and had reached the point of accepting that I liked food and was therefore destined to be A Bit Curvy.
“A Bit Curvy” was my pet name for “Obese.”
But what I’m trying to say is that, for all those years that I was A Bit Curvy, I had a million reasons and excuses–MYSELF was nowhere on that list. But today I have achieved a great success, and MYSELF is on the top of that list. MYSELF Powered By SlimGenics, that is. They gave me the tools, and I used them. As a result, I just returned from a weekend vacation in which I am not utterly horrified by the photos. I put on a swimming suit and swam with my daughter. In public. I wasn’t the skinniest girl there, but I was a very delightful Size Normal. For the first time in over a decade, I have a sunburn on my thighs because I dared to wear shorts. I went horseback riding and whitewater rafting. I did things I would not have done a year ago. I didn’t do things like that because I was A Bit Curvy.
No matter what ups or downs you are having in your program this week, please stick with it and believe in yourself. It’s the most powerful tool you have, and everyone is rooting for you.
Oh, and enjoy this tasty on-plan recipe (almost forgot that’s why I’m here). Smiles!
- 2 Tbsp. light mayonnaise
- 2 Tbsp. nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 tsp. freshly grated lemon zest
- 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp. fresh rosemary, finely minced
- 1 large garlic clove, finely minced
- 2 6-oz. chicken breasts, gently flattened to even thickness between two sheets of plastic
- 1/2 tsp. Morton® Lite Salt
- 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
To make the sauce, whisk the mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon zest and juice, rosemary and garlic together. Transfer to a covered container and refrigerate (sauce keeps for up to 5 days).
Season the chicken breasts with the salt and pepper. Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat and spray lightly with zero-calorie cooking spray. Place the chicken on the grill and cook until the undersides are opaque and seared with grill marks, about 4 minutes. Flip and brush cooked side of chicken with some of the yogurt sauce. Cook about 4 minutes longer or until chicken is cooked through.
Remove to plate and drizzle with remaining yogurt sauce.
Makes 2 servings