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Chef Bill McCabe
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Weight Loss Goals

July 27th, 2016 by Chef Bill

Dropping LBs: Chef’s weighty realization

Let Chef Bill help you achieve your weight loss goals!

Who: Bill McCabe, 51, Hauppauge
Occupation: Personal chef
Height: 5’10”
Weight before: 255 (August 2009)
Current weight: 185

HIS STORY: The rude awakening came in August 2009, when Bill McCabe’s wife, Janet, came home with a new scale. Stepping on it, McCabe realized that the 20 -year-old scale he was using all along under calculated his weight by 20 pounds. Dumbfounded, he now saw his weight for what it really was. McCabe, who started a personal chef service business in 2006 to offer clients healthy meals and educate them on proper dieting, began to reevaluate his eating and exercise habits, and how to manage his business. “If I look unhealthy and overweight,” realized the chef, “people won’t hire me for their meals and diet advice. I need to start practicing what I preach.”

HIS DIET: He cut pizza, mashed potatoes and rib-eye steaks from his diet. He now follows a high protein, low-carb diet of poultry, seafood, lean red meats, salads, vegetables, fruits and yogurt. A typical day: for breakfast, a cup of oatmeal with strawberries and flaxseed; salad and tuna with spiced lentils and mustard-balsamic vinegar dressing for lunch; and for dinner, chicken with beans, broccoli, asparagus and a tossed salad. McCabe says portion control and counting calories have been instrumental in his weight loss and daily weight management.

HIS EXERCISE: McCabe started walking 20 minutes a day, gradually increasing his time over the next few months. He wore out four pairs of sneakers in the first 12 months from walking so much. Now, McCabe does cardio exercise seven days a week (three miles a day by walking, biking or using the elliptical), and weight-trains three days a week. With weights, McCabe says, “More reps with lighter weights” are the way to go.

HIS ADVICE: “You want to envision the long-term results,” says McCabe, “but be prepared to take baby steps before getting there. Losing weight is frustrating in the beginning because it takes time for the weight to come off. So start by setting your weekly goals small, and build those goals over time. You’ll see that initially you take baby steps, but later on you can take leaps.”

March 28, 2011 by MARISSA COX. Special to Newsday.com, Weight Loss Goals

Healthy Changes

April 10th, 2016 by Chef Bill

If you’ve noticed the sun rising earlier and setting later, that’s nature’s way of giving us a little prod saying “Hold on, spring is on the way! “. Let’s try and make some changes in our diet and health that will pay big dividends in the coming months.
There are many changes that are small, but add up over time. For example, how many of you drink something with your dinner? Many times people use a dinner table drink to wash down the food they are eating which defeats the purpose of slowly chewing, swallowing, enjoying and digesting our food. Restrict yourself from drinking during dinner and you’ll find you’ll slow down your eating and digestion as well as enjoy the meal. As an added bonus if you’re busy family schedules permit, sit down to that dinner with family…..with phones OFF! Small changes.
Another small change is to reduce the amount of sugared drinks.
Sugar Facts: It’s recommended that we consume no more than 9.5 teaspoons of sugar a day, but did you know that a 12 ounce can of soda contains 10 teaspoons of sugar?
If you drink one soda per day, in one year you will have consumed an astonishing 35 POUNDS OF SUGAR from soda alone!! Make a resolution to make soda an occasional treat and if you’re hooked on that carbonated Fitz, use a soda stream to carbonate water and mix with a little pomegranate juice. Just as good as a soda, but good for you!
We can all start with one or two small changes until it becomes a habit then add an additional change. Park a little farther from the entrance to the store or work. Take the dog for a walk the long way. Change the rice or pasta for extra servings of vegetable. For example: Cauliflower Rice or Zucchini Linguine, make great replacements.

Small changes will eventually lead to a good result until we make it a daily practice. This could be the summer you wear that bathing suit you promised yourself you would wear last year.

New Year’s Resolutions

December 28th, 2015 by Chef Bill

As we approach the end of December and head towards our annual New Year’s
resolutions, let’s plan on doing it smart this year. January 1st is a
bad time to start a diet. The weather is coldest now and our attempts to
limit calories usually fall short as our bodies crave carbs and protein to
give us energy.

Instead of going on a diet, save your diet plan for March or April when the temperature starts to moderate. Outdoor exercise is easier AND healthier as we soak
up some vitamin D as well as take advantage of more salads and light
meals.

A common question that people have is “Can diet soda actually cause one to
gain weight?” The answer is a surprising yes! If you’re drinking diet soda
and think you can get away with that order of fries or sweets, you just
end up adding on to your calories. The chemicals used to sweeten the diet soda are
universally thought to be bad for us and they trick the body into bad
reactions that often cause you to gain weight. In addition, much has been and is
continuing to be written about our gut bacteria. Recent research indicates
that gut bacteria reacts poorly to artificial sweeteners in diet soda which
likely impacts insulin, there by leading us to weight gain.

So instead of making a new year’s resolution to diet, make a positive change
in your life and give up diet soda. Replace it with plain sparkling water or
Seltzer with lemon or pomegranate. Your body will thank you for it!

Eat Well… Chef Bill

Healthy Fall Snacking

October 18th, 2015 by Chef Bill

As fall quietly creeps up on us and summer fades, our eating habits change but it’s not always for the better. The arrival of colder temperatures stirs our bodies to crave more carbs, just like bears and many other animals that are known to over eat and put on pounds to get them through the winter. Although humans have evolved, our metabolism remains rooted in survival techniques that evolved over time. The expression “you can’t fight Mother Nature” comes to mind.

The fall holiday season also brings temptations as we have numerous traditional foods that everyone wants to eat, from the normal excess of thanksgiving to the sweets and sugar binges surrounding Christmas. Follow these tips to try and hold back the worst of the holiday season.

Make sure you keep alternate lower calorie snacks on hand, especially at work where co-workers can quickly change your plans with pastries and candy.

A breakfast of a organic multigrain bread (Dave’s Killer 21 grain organic bread from Costco is outstanding…..as is Dave’s amazing personal tale of addiction and recovery) with almond or peanut butter provides protein and high fiber slow digesting carbs that stick to your ribs and keeps you satisfied longer.

A great snack to bring to work is a hardboiled egg, protein rich and filling.

Try and break at least one bad eating habit you have. If it’s that flavored Starbucks Mocha coffee in the Venti size, make it a short or tall drink instead and cut your calories in half. Better yet, try a plain coffee to save calories and money, it’s a win, win!

Make an effort to get just a little more exercise as the days get shorter and we spend less time outdoors. Take the stairs whenever possible, walk a few blocks more to the next subway or bus stop and get out during the day for at least a little bit of sunshine and fresh air.

While no one wants to diet during the holidays (and would most likely fail if attempted), try these little things to alleviate at some of the effects of poor eating that the holiday season always brings.

Eat Well – Be Well!
Chef Bill

“High Protein – Low Carbohydrate” Menu

February 8th, 2015 by Chef Bill

Below is a Healthy menu that I will be preparing this week. The meals are all geared towards a high protein – low carbohydrate diet.

Swordfish a with Balsamic Glaze
Rubbed with a blend of sea salt and lemon pepper. Drizzled with a balsamic glaze
Served with Bulgur Wheat tossed with Vegetables
(L=293, D= 485 calories)

Turkey Piccata
Turkey, seasoned whole wheat flour, extra virgin olive oil, dash of butter, garlic, shallot, white wine & capers.
Served with Roasted Vegetables
(L=294, D= 480 calories)

Apricot Chili Glazed Salmon
Salmon glazed with salt, red chili powder and apricot.
Served with Spicy Grilled Zucchini
(L=300, D=500 calories)

Herb Stuffed Chicken Breast
Chicken breast, herb goat cheese, Canadian bacon and hint of chipotle
Served with Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes
(L=289, D=498 calories)

Barbeque Roasted Salmon
Salmon marinated with pineapple and lemon juice. Rubbed with low carb sugar, chili powder, cumin, sea salt and cinnamon
Served with Snap Pea, Bell Pepper Sauté
(L=282, D=487 calories)

Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis
Personal sized loafs made of onion, garlic, low carb ketchup parsley, Parmesan, horseradish, Dijon, oregano, pepper, salt, reduced calorie cheddar cheese, lean ground sirloin and egg.
Served with Seasoned Broccoli
(L= 300, D=500 calories)

Grilled Lemon Chicken
Chicken marinated with lemon, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, thyme and rosemary seasoned with lemon pepper.
Served with Grilled asparagus
(L=290, D=480 calories)

Snap Pea & Red Bell Pepper Frittata
Red bell pepper, garlic, crushed red pepper, eggs, snap peas, Parmesan cheese, oregano, salt n pepper
(305 calories)

Canadian bacon Frittata
Eggs, herbs salt n pepper, olive oil, Canadian bacon, Swiss cheese and Broccoli
(326 calories)

Roasted Vegetables with Cheddar Cheese Frittata
Eggs, salt n pepper, cheddar cheese and roasted vegetables
(315 calories)

Happy Eating,
Chef Bill

Build a Better Body with Broccoli

September 12th, 2014 by Chef Bill

Broccoli may not be at the top of your favorite-foods list, but it should be. From
boosting immunity to strengthening your skeleton and joints to cutting cancer
risk, here are 10 ways this cruciferous veggie sends your health soaring.
Broccoli might not be the most popular vegetable around, but it’s certainly one of the most
nutritious. Considered a superfood for its nutritional value and disease-fighting properties, broccoli Is high in fiber, antioxidants, B vitamins, vitamins A, C, K, and the mineral iron, all of which are essential for a healthy diet. More recently, broccoli has also been praised for its ability to combat osteoarthritis.
Widely recognized as a cancer fighter, broccoli’s health perks stem throughout the body.

Below is a fantastic broccoli recipe that I prepare often and my clients love it!

Broccoli with Red Pepper Flakes and Toasted Garlic
Ingredients
• 2 teaspoons olive oil
• 6 cups broccoli florets (about 1 head)
• 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
• 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
• 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
• 1/4 cup water

Preparation
1. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add broccoli, kosher salt, crushed red pepper, and sliced garlic. Sauté 2 minutes. Add 1/4 cup water. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for 2 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender.

Nutritional Information
Amount per serving
Calories: 53, Calories from fat: 46%Fat: 2.7g, Saturated fat: 0.4g, Monounsaturated fat: 1.7g, Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g, Protein: 3.3g, Carbohydrate: 6.4g, Fiber: 3.2g, Cholesterol: 0.0mg, Iron: 1mg, Sodium: 147mg, Calcium: 55mg

High Protein Low Carb

August 3rd, 2014 by Chef Bill

Let Chef Bill, help you loose weight with a High Protein Low Carb Diet. Below is a sample menu that is healthy and delicious.
Barbecue Roasted Salmon
Salmon marinated with pineapple and lemon juice. Rubbed with low carb sugar, chili powder, cumin, sea salt and cinnamon
Served with Sesame Snap Peas with Carrots & Peppers
(L=300, D492 calories)

Apricot Chili Glazed Salmon
Salmon glazed with salt, red chili powder and apricot.
Served with Broccoli, garlic and red pepper flakes.
(L=283, D=482 calories)

Zesty Swordfish Kabob
Swordfish, red bell pepper and green onions marinated with soy, citrus, garlic, ginger and Agave.
Served on a bed of Bulgur Wheat with Power Greens & Sweet Pepper Stir-Fry.
(L=278, D=470 calories)

Chicken Stir Fry with Asparagus
Delicious chicken stir fry with asparagus, garlic, chicken with a sauce made of sesame, soy and Agave.
Served with Heritage Grains
(L=286, D=475 calories)

Cumin, Agave, and Mint-Marinated Lamb chops
Lamb loin chops rubbed with a spice mixture made fresh mint, balsamic, cumin, dry mustard, blue agave, salt n pepper.
Served with Seasoned Green Beans
(L=300, D= 500 calories)

Turkey Meatloaf
Ground turkey mixed with garlic, basil, oregano, salt, oatmeal, egg, onion, celery and dash of horseradish. Glazed with low carb ketchup-brown sugar and horseradish. Served with Mashed Sweet Potatoes
(L=300, D=495 calories)

Artichoke & Red Bell Pepper Frittata
Red bell pepper, garlic, crushed red pepper, eggs, artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, oregano, salt n pepper
(305 calories)

Caprese Frittata
Eggs, dash of milk, garlic, tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh Basil
(295 calories)

Green Eggs & Canadian bacon Frittata
Eggs, herbs salt n pepper, olive oil, leeks, spinach, Canadian bacon, Muenster cheese
(326 calories)

Weight Loss

June 30th, 2014 by Chef Bill

Let Chef Bill help you with your weight loss goals.

My specialty is customizing healthy and delicious meals for my clients. Some of the issues that I work with are weight loss, diabetes and high blood pressure.

Below is a Healthy Menu reflecting delicious & healthy portioned controlled meals.

Turkey Meatballs with Zucchini Linguine
A fresh take on an Italian classic, turkey meatballs and Spaghetti Squash and Zucchini make this meal more than satisfying!
Turkey, egg, basil, oregano, thyme, garlic, parmesan, salt n pepper on a bed of Spaghetti squash with Low Carb Tomato Sauce
Served with Zucchini Linguine
(L=298, D=496 calories)

Balsamic-Glazed Lamb Chops
Marinated with orange juice, balsamic vinegar, and dash of honey, reduced-sodium soy sauce, sea salt and pepper
Served with Broccoli, red pepper flakes and garlic
(L=300, D=500 calories)

Asian Chicken
Chicken breast marinated with Asian ingredients, scallions, hoi sin, reduced-sodium soy sauce, ginger garlic, Sriracha, Chinese five spices and Sesame. Served with Teriyaki Green Beans with Carrots
(L=279, D=478 calories)

Spiced Salmon with Mustard Sauce
Salmon rubbed with a mustard mixture made of Agave, turmeric, red pepper, garlic and sea salt.
Accompanied with Sautéed Yellow Squash and Snow Peas
(L=293, D=499 calories)

Blackened Tuna
Tuna steak seasoned with Cajun seasoning and seared in a hot skillet with sesame oil. Glazed with Soy & Agave
Served with Sesame – Bell Pepper, Bok Choy
(L=268, D=484 calories)

Grilled Seas Bass with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette
Sea bass marinated with olive oil, garlic, lemon, basil and capers
Served with Heritage Grains with Roasted Red Onion, Bell Peppers and Garlic
(L=261, D= 483 calories)

Zucchini Frittata
Zucchini, onion, grape tomatoes, basil, oregano, feta cheese, salt n pepper
(311 calories)

Mozzarella Basil Omelet
Eggs, fresh basil, yellow squash, red bell pepper, scallions and reduced fat mozzarella
(291 calories)

Vegetable and Cheddar Omelet
Eggs, fresh veggies, reduced fat cheddar, salt n pepper, dash of Tabasco
(297 calories)

High Protein – Low Carb Diet

May 4th, 2014 by Chef Bill

Below is a High Protein – Low Carb Menu, that I will be preparing for one of my clients.

Apricot Chili Glazed Salmon
Salmon glazed with salt, red chili powder and apricot.
Served with Broccoli, garlic and red pepper flakes.
(L=283, D=481 calories)

Grilled Mediterranean Tuna
Seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, lemon, oregano, basil, garlic, sea salt, red and black pepper.
Served with Roasted Red Bell Pepper and Onion Bulgur Wheat.
(L=298, D=480 calories)

Zesty Swordfish Kabob
Swordfish, red bell pepper and green onions marinated with soy, citrus, garlic, ginger and Agave.
Served with Power Greens & Sweet Pepper Stir-Fry.
(L=273, D=457 calories)

Traditional Filet Mignon
Tender Filet rubbed with a blend of sea salt, roasted garlic, onion, parsley and black pepper.
Served with Broiled Asparagus.
(L=271, D=467calories)

Lemon & Dill Chicken
Chicken seasoned with salt n pepper and seared until golden brown. Glazed with a pan sauce made of garlic, onion, chicken broth, lemon & dill. Served over Bulgur Wheat with a side of Garlicky Green Beans.
(L=294, D=468calories)

Turkey Meatloaf
Ground turkey mixed with garlic, basil, oregano, salt, oatmeal, egg, onion, celery and dash of horseradish. Glazed with low carb ketchup-brown sugar and horseradish. Served with Cider Glazed Carrots
(L=299, D=474 calories)

Grilled Chicken
Chicken Marinated with H2O, thyme, sea salt, Blue Agave and low carb sugar.
Served with Italian Roasted Snap Peas with leeks and grape tomatoes
(L=294, D= 488 calories)

Artichoke & Red Bell Pepper Frittata
Red bell pepper, garlic, crushed red pepper, eggs, artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, oregano, salt n pepper
(305 calories)

Caprese Frittata
Eggs, dash of milk, garlic, tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh Basil
(295 calories)

Arugula Omelet
Arugula, eggs, feta cheese, scallion and Herbs
(302 calories)

Eat Well, Be Well!
Personal Chef – Bill

High Protein, Low Carb Menu of the Week

April 18th, 2014 by Chef Bill

Let Chef Bill, help you with your high protein, low carb diet! Below is a Healthy Menu I will be preparing next week. I specialize in helping clients meet their weight loss goals.

Turkey Breast
Turkey Marinated with seasoned water, thyme, sea salt, Agave and low carb sugar. Roasted till golden
Served with Cider – Glazed Carrots
(L=297, D=479 calories)

Cider and Sage Pork
Pork medallions seasoned and sautéed with olive oil, shallot, sage, sherry vinegar, chicken broth, apple cider, Dijon and dash of butter.
Accompanied with Mashed Sweet Potatoes
(L=300, D=481 calories)

Chicken Kabobs
Chicken, red bell pepper, yellow squash and red onion
Served with Vegetable Bulgur Wheat
(L=290, D=490 calories)

Balsamic-Glazed Lamb Chops
Marinated with orange juice, balsamic vinegar, and dash of honey, reduced-sodium soy sauce, sea salt and pepper
Served with Broccoli, red pepper flakes and garlic
(L=300, D=500 calories)

Grilled Pastrami – Style Salmon
The classic, seasonings associated with pastrami, taste fantastic, on this grilled salmon.
Served with Spicy Garlic Baby Bokchoy
(L=278, D=470 calories)

Cornmeal-Dusted Tilapia
Fillet of Tilapia lightly dredged in seasoned cornmeal and sautéed till golden.
Served with Quinoa Sauté (bell pepper, garlic, corn kernel, tomato, green onion and lime)
(L=282, D= 474 calories)

Grilled Swordfish
Marinated with wine, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, rosemary, salt n pepper
Served with Balsamic Roasted Asparagus
(L=282, D= 463 calories)

Western Omelet
This omelet deliver’s the classic, diner-style, overstuffed package brimming with bell peppers, ham and cheese.
(321 calories)

Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Frittata
Eggs, salt n pepper, goat cheese, scallions, red bell pepper
(313 calories)

Vegetable Omelet
Eggs, corn, zucchini, green onion, reduced fat cheese, salt n pepper
(300 calories)

Eat Well, Be Well!
Long Island Personal Chef, Bill

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