March Diet: Baa OR Roar?
How to make your weight loss scales roar with sheepish delight.
Is your diet coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb OR coming in like a lamb and going out like a lion?
Whatever the case, weight loss can be unpredictable - much like the March winds. And to squeeze the best results from a diet plan, it pays to be an aggressive dieter - a lionish dieter.
While sipping soup and nibbling on salads might appear a weak approach to weight loss, soup and salad are bulwarks when it comes to bullying-down the numbers on the weight scales.
Snacks Containing Minimal Calories
Soup and salad can make your diet roar - as can these stellar food choices which will calm a growling tummy for a minimum of calories.
Beef or Turkey Jerky
Whether your food-leather is turkey jerky, beef jerky or mysterious jerky, protein adds a huge roar to weight loss. Protein is also a friend when it comes to encouraging the release of retained water in the body such as due to high sodium intake. On that note, be sure to check the label of your food-leather to ensure it's low in sodium content.
It's almost impossible to think of popcorn without the movies popping to mind. Foods associated with the relaxed, memorable times in our lives provide enjoyment which can be carried over into the daily diet - minus the pint or so of hot butter that popcorn is bathed in at the movies (not to mention that small shaker of salt).
By-pass those 'seconds' that are currently residing in the late-winter produce section at the local market and instead do the Texas-2-Step to the frozen food section.
That bag of ruby-red strawberries, as well as those sexy-looking peach slices were frozen at the height of their freshness.
Enjoy frozen or thawed in the microwave. Add any of the following to 'dolly-up' frozenfruits: dash of light whipped topping, a spoon of brown sugar,a dash of cinnamon or a shot of your favorite extract.
Quick Grilled Cheese
When you're craving a food-quickie that's more than a simple snack AND when that craving involves cheese, make this low fat grilled cheese in mere seconds. Calorie count: 180. You will need:
2 slices of 60-calorie bread
1 slice of mozzarella cheese (60 calories)
Parkay Butter Spray (0 calories)
Simply spray one side of each of the breads, place the cheese in the middle and then toast using any method you prefer.
Frozen Fruit Smoothie
Got a blender? A mixer? If so, simply blend your favorite frozen fruit with a cup of skim milk; add a bit of Splenda or a spoon of sugar to sweeten (if needed) and a shot of extract.
So how should your March diet plan progress? Should you come in strong like a lion and go out meek like a lamb? Or should you enter the diet plan meekly and go out like a lion? Ah - we say neither.
Grab the gusto while you can and go in like a lion and out like a lion! Bear those polished choppers and honed claws and dig in deep to enjoy every inch of your well-deserved share of weight loss!
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