Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 25th 2014 Contents We all know by now there is no magic pill to lose
weight and get fit.
The weight loss industry is one of the most prof-
itable today, because there are thousands of overweight
persons looking for a quick fix to lose weight.
Once you get on this cycle it s hard to get off.
Weight loss gimmicks get quick results, but the minute
you stop, you will gain back your lost weight.
This gets you into yo-yo dieting, which then has
you searching for a more powerful weight loss pro-
gramme, and the cycle begins again. That s enough
to get you depressed for life!
Losing weight and getting fit should always go
together, because fitness and exercise help with your
weight loss program and improves your psyche. In
most instances, if you are overweight it s because
you have developed irregular eating habits, you re
eating unhealthily, and have developed an inconsistent
So, if you are trying to lose weight for Carnival in
just a couple of months, weight loss gimmicks may
work, but be prepared to regain all the weight you
lost within a year.
The key to safe and effective weight loss is a dis-
ciplined workout schedule coupled with clean eating
habits. And, you must be prepared to expect a gradual
weight loss, which will in the long run translate into
a permanent weight loss. Here are some healthy
recipes to get you started on a clean eating regime.
1 cup macaroni elbows, boiled
2 tbsps olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 tbsp fresh French thyme
2 tbsps all purpose flour
3 cups low fat or skimmed milk
1 cup grated low fat cheese
Salt, black pepper to taste.
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tbsp Parmesan cheese
In a saucepan heat olive oil, add
garlic and onion and sauté until
aromatic and onions are tender,
do not brown.
Add thyme, stir and add flour,
Now add the milk, stir until
mixture is creamy and thick.
This may take a few minutes.
Add macaroni and cook until
Remove from heat when
mixture becomes thick, stir in
Season with salt and black
pepper to taste.
Turn into a greased heatproof
Combine all the ingredients for
the topping, sprinkle onto
macaroni and cheese.
Broil until topping is golden.
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A biopic about Princess Grace of
Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman, has
been pulled from release in the US by
its distributor The Weinstein Co.
The company has given no
explanation for its decision to hold
back the the film, which was due out
on March 14. Its original November
release was delayed because it was
deemed not ready for cinema screens.
Director Olivier Dahan has previously
claimed that he was at odds with
Harvey Weinstein over the final cut.
In his interview with French
newspaper Liberation, translated and
reproduced in the UK Guardian, Dahan
said: "What's complicated at the
moment is ensuring that you, the
critics, can review my version of the
film and not that of somebody else.
"It's not over yet. I haven't given up."
The Weinstein Co has not responded
to Dahan's claims.
The script of the movie has been
criticised by the Monaco royal family,
who said it contained "major historical
untruths and a series of purely
fictional scenes". (BBC)
Princess Grace movie pulled from release schedule
For the salad
1/4 lb fresh green beans, or long
1/2 lb potatoes, boiled, peeled and
cut into 1-inch cubes
1 small onion, thinly sliced, soaked in
1 medium sweet red pepper, seeded
and cut into strips 1/4-inch wide
2 small ripe tomatoes, cored and cut
into 1-inch cubes
1 can chunk tuna in water, drained,
1 medium-sized head lettuce, washed
1 large egg, hard-boiled and cut into
1 tbsp chopped fresh chives
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
For the dressing
2 tbsps fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 large clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/3 cup olive oil
Cut beans into one-inch pieces and
steam until tender crisp, about six
In a large bowl combine green beans,
potatoes, onions, sweet pepper,
tomatoes, and tuna.
Toss gently to mix.
In a small bowl mix lemon juice, salt,
pepper, garlic and mustard, whisk
until well combined.
Pour the olive oil into this mixture,
whisking continuously until mixture
Pour dressing over tuna and potato
mixture and toss until well combined.
You may add as much or as little
dressing as you please.
Arrange lettuce on a large platter
and spoon potato tuna mixture over
Sprinkle chopped herbs over top of
salad, arrange wedges of cooked egg
around salad and serve.
Getting fit for Carnival
TUNA AND POTATO SALAD WITH LEMON VINAIGRETTE
LOW FAT MAC AND CHEESE
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