Recipe for Weight Loss: BBQ Spicy Shrimp

Ideal Protein Recipe for Weight Loss: BBQ Spicy Shrimp

healthy-eating-new-orleans-recipe-BBQ-spicy-shrimpLike pretty much every other season, Lent in New Orleans has its own distinctive food – seafood!  While abstaining from meat is supposed to be a sacrifice, it’s hard to feel like we’re sacrificing with all the amazing seafood we have here.  When you’re on the Ideal Protein diet, you don’t have to feel like you’re missing anything either. Try this amazing recipe for BBQ Spicy Shrimp and let us know how it helps you with your weight loss and weight management.
Ingredients:
1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, with tail shell intactspicyshrimp
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 tbsp Cajun seasoning – homemade or store bought
1/2 tbsp chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
2 packets of Splenda1 lemon or lime, sliced in wedges for garnish
Salt and pepper, for seasoning

Directions:
In a large bowl, toss together the shrimp with the olive oil, Cajun seasoning, splenda and chopped chipotles in adobo sauce, and mix well to fully coat the shrimp. Cover and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes.
Barbecue shrimp until they curl up and turn pink.

About Ideal Protein

Ideal Protein is a four-phase weight management program in which BRIO’s professional coaches enlighten and educate while mentoring individuals through the weight loss process. We regularly feature recipes suitable for the Ideal Protein program and other weight loss programs. Want to learn more about how our fitness, wellness, and weight management services in Metairie can help your fitness and sports performance? Contact us today!

Why do we gain weight?

Top 3 reasons why we gain weight:

1) Lack of exercise. We were designed for movement so exercise is necessary, not only to avoid weight gain but to keep the body healthy and able to continue to be able to move correctly. As we age, we tend to become more sedentary.

2) We eat more calories than we expend. Our demanding lifestyle has creates an environment for “grab and go” eating. This promotes poor food choices which typically leads to over consumption of carbohydrates.

3) Insulin resistance. As we continue to make poor food choices and consume more and more carbohydrates, our body becomes insulin resistant. The pancreas begins to secrete more insulin than we need to lower blood sugar and then the excess insulin causes the body to store fat.

In order to loose weigh all three of these issues must be addressed. Successful weight loss can be addressed by following a diet high in protein and low in carbs combined with a well planned fitness regimen.