In order to lose weight, you need more protein than carbs. I used to eat all the carbs. Even with a master's degree, I justified eating a high carb diet because I ran a lot. I finally realized I couldn't run enough to outrun the extra pounds caused by my diet.
Limiting carbs does not mean you can't eat your favorite foods. Most recipes can be adjusted to make them more healthy, like this high protein lasagna. This recipe is also gluten-free, but you can use 5 whole wheat noodles in place of the butternut squash for a more traditional lasagna.
1 Butternut squash 1-2 pounds Italian sausage or *ground turkey 1 lg container fat free cottage cheese 2 cups spinach 2 eggs 1 jar organic spaghetti sauce (optional) 1 container fresh parmesan cheese 2 TBSP Italian seasoning Organic mozzarella cheese *If using ground turkey, add more Italian seasoning
Cook whole butternut squash in oven at 350 until soft, approx. 1 hour. Mix cooked Butternut, w organic eggs, and 2 tbls Italian seasoning. Put on bottom of 9x11 pan. Layer rest of ingredients and top with mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil and cook on 400 for 45 minutes, then uncover and cook additional 10 minutes.