Start Enjoying Low Fat Tasty Meals
If you’re gearing up to go on a weight loss diet plan to go with the new exercise program you’ve just started, there are a number of things that you’ll need to pay attention to.
Not only do you need to look at the types of foods you are eating, but how you prepare those foods as well.
Many excited dieters make the mistake of getting their food choices down perfectly but then go about preparing those foods in all the wrong manners, adding fat, sugar, and calories in the process.
If you’ve ever used a commercially prepared sauce for instance, you would be amazed at how many calories and likely grams of sugar were in that sauce.
Not to mention, most people don’t use the typically 1-2 tbsp. serving listed on the nutrition panel but rather pour on ¼ cup or more with their meal.
It’s time to learn how to slash fat during your cooking. The great news is that there are many options that will add plenty of flavour, while keeping you lean at the same time.
Let’s go over a few of these right now.
Flavor With Fresh Herbs
First, you’ll want to be sure that you make use of all the wonderful herbs available. Not only do herbs offer a load of taste when used in their fresh form (you will find these more potent than using spices), but they also often offer key health benefits.
For instance, take garlic. It’s one of the best heart-enhancers around, so if you are worried about your heart health, make sure you start getting it in.
Play around with different herbs. Oregano, basil, rosemary, dill, and ginger are all great options to get you started.
Experiment With Home-Made Salsa
Another excellent low calorie way to jazz up your meal? Salsa. While you can purchase this already made and have it not to be too bad in terms of calories and sugar, preparing it yourself is even better.
This way you can add any fresh fruits and vegetables – possibly even some beans if you prefer – to your salsa. Then simply spoon this over baked chicken breasts, pork, or your eggs in the morning.
Not only is salsa relatively low in calories, but it also contains a very high dose of antioxidants, so that will really do your body well.
Give Flavored Oils a Try
Finally, you might also want to try one of the new flavored oils that are now available. These oils come infused with different herbs and flavorings, making your cooking taste great with no other ingredients.
Just do be aware that you don’t want to use these liberally. A little will go a long way and at around 120 calories per tablespoon, you don’t want to use much more than that when preparing your dishes.
Olive oil is great for heart health, for stabilizing blood glucose levels, and for keeping your hormonal levels where they need to be, so while it is still high in calories, they are good calories that give you a health boost.
So there you have three fresh new ideas to flavor your foods without adding fat, calories, and sugar. Start taking a closer look at how you prepare your foods and see if calories aren’t sneaking in where they shouldn’t.
If they are, you’ve just found the reason you may not be losing weight as quickly as you would have liked.